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Get Outside RVA!

Looking for fun Earth Day activities? Celebrate Richmond's great outdoors, and our planet with tips, events and more!

Earth Day 2023 Events in Downtown Richmond

With Earth Day activities for for kids and adults alike, there's a way for everyone to get involved in Downtown Richmond!

Earth Day at Riverfront Plaza

April 19, 11 AM-1 PM at Riverfront Plaza

Venture to Riverfront Plaza during your lunch break! Organizations at the event will provide information on outdoor living, sustainability, recycling, composting, eco-technology, and healthy eating.

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Climate Justice: Why It Matters & What You Can Do

April 19, 6-7:30 PM on Zoom

Join RVA Engage as local experts explore climate justice, land stewardship, and resiliency initiatives around the region. The panelists will discuss who has been historically excluded from conservationist roles and share action steps that we all can take to educate ourselves and build climate resilience in our own communities.

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Earth Day Green Drinks with Capital Region Land Conservancy

April 20, 5:30-7 PM 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!

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How to Celebrate Earth Day in Richmond

Earth Day Cleanup

April 22, 10 AM-12 PM at Hatch Local Manchester

Join Keep Virginia Cozy outside of Hatch Local Food Hall and help COZIFY Manchester! There’s even some special gifts for volunteers after the cleanup! Bring a friend, your pup, and some good vibes & celebrate Earth Day with your cozy family!

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Easy Earth Day Tips

Easy ways you can make the world a better place

Utilize Public Transit

As we celebrate Earth Day, it’s important to recognize the impact that our daily choices, activities and habits have on the environment, especially in the local community. One easy way to reduce our carbon footprint and promote sustainability is by utilizing GRTC. Downtown's regular public bus service routes, like the 1, 2, 3 and 5, are as convenient and accessible. With 15-minute service running from surrounding neighborhoods, our GRTC bus system makes navigating to and from downtown Richmond stress-free and easy.

The GRTC Pulse (Bus Rapid Transit) stops at 14 activity centers along its route with 8 stops throughout downtown. Buses arrive every 15 minutes (or sooner)! The Pulse is the best option to navigate short trips throughout the city’s core and is made easy and free with zero fare until 2025. Did we mention there’s free Wifi on the bus?

Shop Sustainably

By choosing products made from eco-friendly materials, supporting local businesses, and purchasing items with minimal packaging, we can reduce waste and conserve resources. Additionally, buying secondhand items from shops like Circle Thrift, Capitol Vintage, or Stockpile Mens Boutique, renting or borrowing instead of purchasing new, and repairing or repurposing goods can help to extend their lifespan and reduce the need for new products. By making a conscious effort to shop sustainably, we can reduce our impact on the planet and support a more responsible and ethical approach to consumerism.

Explore Volunteer Opportunities

Many of Richmond’s public space focused nonprofits operate through the support of volunteers, so consider setting aside some time outdoors while helping keep our public spaces maintained and safe.