Updated April 21, 2021
Earth Day falls during April School Vacation Week this year, meaning that calendars are going to be packed with fun activities for curious minds of all ages. While Earth Day is technically April 22, events will be happening all month long.
We’ve rounded up the best virtual and socially distanced in-person events happening for Earth Day 2021.
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Celebrate Earth Day with Salem State University
Salem State University will celebrate the 51st anniversary of Earth Day with a series of virtual events beginning on April 12 and running through April 27, 2021. The events will feature a wide range of talks, panel discussions, films, and interactive activities including the Earth Days research poster competition, which draws entries from students across all disciplines. All events are free and open to the public.
The full schedule can be found here: https://www.salemstate.edu/earthday.
Support Sustainable Farming with Odd Meter Coffee
For Earth Week (because, they say, one day is not enough!), Odd Meter Coffee will be celebrating and featuring what it means to grow sustainable coffee in Guatemala with George Howell.
Stay tuned to their Instagram feed to learn more.
Ask “What Does The Earth Know” at The Peabody Essex Museum
Join inspiring artists Wes Sam-Bruce and Armando Silva in becoming your best self this April School Vacation Week. Let creativity be your guide as you imagine and explore what the planet is asking you to bring forth in honor of Earth Day on April 22.
Please note: The museum is open to visitors Monday, Thursday and Friday during April school vacation week.
Ready, Set, Goal with Tradewinds Learning
The days are longer, the temperature is rising. It’s the perfect season to put down the screen and take back your time. Join Abby of Tradewinds Learning from April 26 – May 1st for Ready, Set, Goal!
Sign up at www.tradewindslearning.com
Earth Day Boston 2021 – Virtual
Tune in for Earth Day Boston’s free virtual musical event as we come together to be part of the solution to the climate crisis. Thursday, April 22, 2021, 7 to 8 PM. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Nicolas Emden Musica, Reggae artist JahRiffe, Jake Swamp and the Pine, singer Wanda Houston, Women of the World, and others will perform.
Locally Organized Earth Day Cleanups
One way to celebrate Earth Day is to get outside and get your hands dirty in nature at one of these local Earth Day cleanups.
- Alewife Reservation Earth Day Cleanup
- The Annual Earth Day Jerry’s Pond Clean-Up
- Earth Day Beach Clean Up at Carson Beach
- Earth Day Clean up in Revere
- [Solidarity] GreenRoots Annual Earth Day Clean up
- Earth Day Neighborhood & Trail Clean-Up Event in Andover
Creative Collective is celebrating the ways we can get outside this Spring with their #SpringOnTheNorthShore campaign, an initiative created to highlight the best that springtime North of Boston has to offer on the longer, warmer days.
Area businesses can participate in the event by using the hashtag #SpringOnTheNorthShore and tagging @creativecollectivema and @creativenorthshore in posts on social media highlighting ways their businesses are encouraging people to get out and explore the best of the region this Spring.