Mother Earth could use some TLC.

Celebrate Earth Day in Memphis with Your Go Green Gang

The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming, and the planet is calling out for some serious TLC. And what better way to show our appreciation for Mother Earth than by going above and beyond for this big rock we call home?

Earth Day in Memphis shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, with something for everyone from tree-huggers to techies.

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Memphis:

Join Wolf River Conservancy in their efforts to preserve the wonder of the Wolf.

When: Saturday, April 22nd

The folks over at Shelby Farms Park Conservancy knows a thing or two about sustainability—and they’ve put together a full day of family-friendly activities to educate and inspire you to love on your planet a little more. 

Featured activities include a fun run, live music, free fitness activities for all ages, delicious food, a DJ, and more. 

When: Saturday, April 22nd

As experts in environmental education, you already know the Lichterman Nature Center has planned one hell of a day full of fun educational opportunities. Expect live animal exhibits, arts-n-crafts, and more!

When: Saturday, April 22nd

You’re invited to work with the Wolf River Conservancy to give our planet a little pampering as you remove litter and restore trails along the Epping Way section of the Greenway

When: Saturday, April 22nd

It’s a 3-for-1 rendezvous at the Zoo! In honor of Earth Day, Endangered Species Day, and World Ocean’s Day, hit up our local animal house for entertainment and environmental education. 

When: Saturday, April 22nd

Memphis City Beautiful is holding true to their name by lending a hand to beautify the Bluff City. Join them in their efforts to plant perennials at Washington Bottoms. 

You can't celebrate Earth day without honoring the local organizations that are dedicated to doing good work for a greener, greater Memphis.

From reducing waste to promoting renewable energy, Memphians are making great strides in protecting our planet.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll love Project Green Fork. This local nonprofit works with restaurants to implement sustainable practices, such as reducing food waste and switching to eco-friendly packaging. By dining at Project Green Fork-certified restaurants, you can support sustainable eating in Memphis.

Want to get your hands dirty (in a good way)? Clean Memphis offers volunteer opportunities to help keep the city clean and beautiful. From litter pickups to graffiti removal, there are plenty of ways to make a difference.

Are you passionate about gardening and local food? Memphis Tilth promotes urban agriculture and sustainable food systems, with programs like community gardens and farmers markets. Get involved and support local, sustainable food in Memphis.

The Mississippi River is a vital resource for Memphis, and the Memphis River Parks Partnership is working to protect it. By promoting riverfront parks and green spaces, the organization aims to preserve the natural beauty of the river and enhance the quality of life for Memphians.

Speaking of green spaces, Shelby Farms Park is one of Memphis’s gems. The conservancy works to maintain and improve the park, with initiatives like recycling and composting. Plus, the park offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation, from hiking to paddleboarding.

The Wolf River is another important natural resource in Memphis, and the Wolf River Conservancy is dedicated to protecting it. With programs like river cleanups and educational outreach, the conservancy is working to preserve the river and its wildlife.

Want to know what the city is doing to promote sustainability? Look no further than the Office of Sustainability. The office works to reduce the city’s environmental impact, with initiatives like energy efficiency programs and recycling campaigns.

This unique organization combines sustainable transportation and feeding the hungry. Volunteers ride bicycles to distribute food and supplies to those in need, reducing carbon emissions and helping the community.

While not based in Memphis, the Tennessee Environmental Council is doing important work statewide. From promoting clean energy to protecting forests, the council is working to make Tennessee a more sustainable place to live.

How will you make a difference for Mother Earth?

P.S. pick up a reusable water bottle and nylon shopping bag from the Choose901 Spring Market!

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