Celebrate Earth Day in Fort Worth

Invest in our planet via local, national, and global Earth Day initiatives + local events all April long.


EarthDay.org also has resources for how to celebrate Earth Day year-round.

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Shoutout to planet Earth for keeping us all grounded. Let’s celebrate.

Monday, April 22 marks Earth Day — an annual holiday that is celebrated by more than a billion people across 192 countries. This year’s campaign is “Planet vs. Plastics.” EarthDay.org has a plethora of resources that can help you get involved on local, national, and global levels. A few of our favorites include:

Additionally, here are a few must-know facts about the history of Earth Day:

  • Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the creation of Earth Day after witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA. Under his leadership, the first Earth Day was in 1970.
  • The first Earth Day sparked an outpouring of environmental activism, and less than six months later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were formed.
  • Earth Day went global in 1990.

Interested in volunteering with a local environmental org in honor of Earth Day? Look no further than Keep Fort Worth Beautiful and Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club.

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Check out these local events going on all month:

  • Glenwood Park Cleanup | Saturday, April 6 | Bring beauty to the community + participate in a mini health and environment expo.
  • Trek Fort Worth South | Saturday, April 20 | Join a 12-mile community bike ride along the Trinity Trails + enjoy refreshments afterward.
  • Tanger Fort Worth | Saturday, April 20 | Tour the rooftop hives with 15,000+ honeybees, meet the keepers, and taste local honey.
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History | Sunday, April 21 | Learn about gardening, light pollution, and butterfly migration from local experts.