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4/14/22

Get Outside RVA!

Celebrate Richmond's great outdoors, and our planet, this Earth Day with tips, events and more you can do with friends, family and the RVA community.

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Earth Day 2022 Events in Downtown Richmond

Fun ways to celebrate Earth Day in RVA!

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

Earth Day Green Drinks with Capital Region Land Conservancy

April 21 at Legend Brewing Co.

Join CRLC for an Earth Day celebration with Richmond Green Drinks at Legend Brewing Co. in Manchester and help them celebrate their conservation wins throughout the past year and find out how you can make the Richmond region more climate resilient by supporting conservation efforts!

Find more information about this event here!
How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

Earth Day Habitat Restoration

April 22 at Belle Isle

In honor of Earth Day, join The James River Park System and tackle removing invasive plants from our trees. Be a part of this initiative to promote biodiversity and help restore The James River Park's natural habitat and tree canopy!

Find more information about this event here!
How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

Jackson Ward Clean-Up

April 23 at Gallery5

Gallery5 hosts another community clean up day in conjunction with the Historic Jackson Ward Association and Downtown Neighborhood Association! ​ Join Gallery5 on Saturday, April 23rd as the community comes together to clean up trash, boxes, cans and more around the neighborhood.

Find more information about this event here!
How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

Cozy Ol' Earth Day Event with Keep Virginia Cozy

April 24 at Belle Isle

Celebrate Earth Day with Keep Virginia Cozy's 5th Annual Earth Day Cleanup at Belle Isle. All reusable gear will be provided, there will be fun giveaways and awesome raffle prizes from some great outdoor companies and you'll spend time with other incredible humans! ​

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Easy Earth Day Tips

Four easy ways you can help to save the world from right here in RVA!

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

1. Avoid Disposable Plastic

Single-use plastic takes more than 500 years to decompose. Plastic pollution is one of the most important problems that we face today. It impacts the environment and our health and wellbeing. Try using alternatives to disposable plastic — items made of wood, glass, ceramic, or stainless steel. This calculator will tell you how many plastic items you consume and discard each year.

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

2. Switch to Re-usable Bags

Most people by now know that single-use plastic grocery bags are going the way of the dinosaurs. It’s estimated that we use 4 trillion plastic bags each year worldwide. Besides being made from fossil fuels, the average plastic bag is only used for 10-20 minutes. Unfortunately, that plastic bag lives on much, much longer. Try keeping re-useable bags with you in all the places that you may need them so that they are easy to find and access quickly.

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

3. Shrink Your "Foodprint"

The food system is responsible for over a quarter of all greenhouse gas emissions, of which approximately 80% are associated with livestock production. But swapping out those meat and dairy items for plant-based options can have an enormous impact on climate change and your personal carbon footprint, even just a few times a week. Eating local also shrinks your “foodprint.” Processed food in the U.S. travels over 1,300 miles while fresh produce takes about 1,500 miles to get to your table. That’s a lot of carbon emissions from transport, storage, and refrigerating.

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

4. Try "Plogging"

A combination of jogging and plocka upp, Swedish for “to pick up,” plogging entails jogging and quickly stopping to pick up trash while you go. Jog along any of downtown Richmond's miles of walking and running trails, and don't forget to bring your trash bag, and leave your favorite RVA trail better than you found it.

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

Explore the Great Outdoors in Richmond

DOWNTOWN RICHMOND'S RIVERFRONT OFFERS YEAR-ROUND OUTDOOR RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL EXPERIENCE LEVELS.

How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond