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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Memphis

Show some love for our planet all over Memphis for Earth Day!

  • Earth Day at Shelby Farms
    • Earth Day 5K, 4/17 @ 12pm – 4pm: Explore the nature trails of Shelby Farms Park on this woodsy course. All participants are invited to plant trees in a post-race planting ceremony or to take a sapling home to plant in their own neighborhood. Register here.
    • Earth Day Family Camp Out, 4/22-23 @ 6pm – 11am: BYOT (bring your own tent), and experience Shelby Farms Park like never before at this camp out, featuring a guided nature hike, sustainable arts and crafts, earth science activities, entertainment, breakfast with the buffalo, and more. The cost (covering breakfast and snacks) is $10 per park member and $15 per nonmember. Register by 4/18 here.


Clean Memphis

  • 30 Days Straight Clean Memphis – Memphis Clean is striving to de-litter Memphis yet again for 30 days straight, bringing together businesses, neighborhoods, non-profits, and community centers to help enforce 22+ large-scale cleanup projects. There will also be four environmental education fairs, service learning projects for 12 area schools, park projects, garden paintings, and more.


  • Citywide cleanup – Grab some friends and a few trash bags, and help pick up trash along the river, in your neighborhood, or anywhere you can to keep our water wildlife happy and to keep Memphis beautiful.

South End Green Up & Glow

  • Green Up & Glow Party – Join South End on Earth Day as they clean up downtown, then wind down at the Underpass Lighting Party.
    • South End Clean Up @4pm – 6pm, meet at Loflin Yard
    • Underpass Lighting Party @6pm – 8pm at Loflin Yard

How are you going to keep Memphis beautiful? Let us know in the comments!

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