Earth Day is Friday, April 22nd and considering this is our home, we owe it to the planet to give back. As it turns out, there are a lot of cool events happening this week, so it will be easy to try out being an environmentalist at least for a day! Who knows, you may actually learn something and realize that’s it’s easy to be green!
Here’s the short list of where to go green this week:
Full moon paddle Miami at Virginia Key Outdoor Center
Full Moon Fever! Catch the most spectacular views of Miami’s Skyline from you kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Lights are required for these paddles. No lights, no paddle, it’s the law. Lights are available onsite for rental or purchase.
ECOMB’s Cinema Green Project: Racing Extinction
ECOMB is an environmental education nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable living practices, fostering environmental stewardship and preserving our community’s ecology. In Racing Extinction, a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
Earth Day at Corallon Miami Beach
In honor of Earth Day, Carillon Miami Beach will be hosting a day of free events for hotel guests and Miami locals to celebrate environmental consciousness.
Free samples, guest speakers, and live music. A portion of proceeds from every Earth Day Burger sold will be donated to Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
Earth Day Yoga
In honor of Earth Day, a journey into the Miami Beach Botanical Garden’s green spaces, where local yoga teachers will join forces to lead an outdoor music and yoga event. The festivities include a guided mindfulness meditation session, musical performances, healthy snacks, and a conscious vendor fair during the sunset affair.
Come celebrate Earth Day with the Upper Eastside Farmers Market, a shoreline cleanup starting at 1:PM, a fruit tree giveaway for City of Miami residents, a recycled art contest for kids, a get fit area, free yoga and a pet area.
Yoga Classes starting at 9am, each hour taught by all the top Miami Yoga teachers and musical performers at a premier location: Deck Garden overlooking downtown Miami and the ocean.
Come savor “food from heaven” as we celebrate Earth Day and the opening of Miami’s most anticipated new plant-based eatery. Indulge in complimentary superfood-infused smoothies, fresh cold-pressed juices, and delicious plant-based bites while vibing to Dj Stell*r.
Come learn how harvesting rainwater can help reduce pollution from stormwater runoff, but also provide a supply of free non-chlorinated pH-neutral water for your vegetable garden, prize orchids, potted plants and much more! Recycled plastic, 55or 60-gallon food-grade drums (rain barrels) are available for purchase at $40.00 each.
Urban Oasis and Chef Pamela Wasabi join forces to bring you a series of Farm-to-Table dinner experiences aiming to elevate awareness about local organic produce and companies, sustainable living, and Plant Based dinning.
Big Blue & You’s annual one-day ArtSea (Art by the Sea) festival brings young people ages 5-18 and their families to waterfront locations around the world where participants create unique art projects focusing on ocean conservation using material from the ocean, recyclable items and a variety of arts and media – all while being filmed for a BB&Y web show.
Don’t limit Earth Day to just one day. Let’s also dedicate April 30th to cleaning our waters. Lunch and refreshments will be provided as will clean-up supplies. High school students will receive volunteer hours.