Take a Hike
Earth Day celebrations started in 1970 in an effort to promote sustainability & fight climate change. Everyone can join in and have fun helping to protect our planet for future generations. If you live in Vermont (or even if you don’t) and you’re looking for some Earth Day action, here are a few more ideas.
Vermont Woods Studios was founded on a mission of forest conservation. Why do we love trees? Trees provide habitat, food, energy, and oxygen for everyone on earth. They filter the air of pollutants including carbon dioxide, thus fighting global warming and climate change. Trees reduce soil erosion and water pollution. They provide shade and buffer us from storms. Trees are beautiful to look at. Being around them reduces stress and even helps hospital patients heal faster! Plus… we need trees to continue making the beautiful, handcrafted wooden furniture that Vermont is so famous for.
Watch a Free Wildlife Movie at the Latchis
Watch “Vanishing Kings: Desert Lions from the Namib” at the Latchis theater in Brattleboro on Earth Day. If you have a passion for wildlife, especially big cats, you will absolutely love this event.
Visit the Nature Museum in Grafton
To celebrate Earth Day Grafton’s Nature Museum is offering 5 days of interactive environmental programs for the whole family over spring break! Each day educators will lead guests through a new nature adventure. Programs include “Eagles, Hawks, & Owls: Predators of the Sky,” “Amphibians on the Move,” and “Boom! Flash! Recipes for Thunderstorms.”
Check Out Poultney’s Earth Fair
The 8th Annual Poultney Earth Fair, hosted by Poultney High School is free and open to the public. There will be over 70 displays and exhibits to engage yous in topics and discussion of sustainability
Go Outside and Celebrate
If all else fails you can still go outside, take a deep breath and look around at all the wonders of nature on April 22 (and every day).
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