herb garden

Celebrate Earth Day 2021

Apr 20, 2021

Earth Day 2021 is set for this Thursday, April 22nd, and with it comes some excellent opportunities to honor our planet and give back to nature! Throughout this week and the remainder of the month, find tons of virtual events and in-person activities geared towards learning more about our environment and making changes to support a sustainable future. Read ahead for ways to get involved near Gateway and how to contribute to this year’s official theme “Restore Our Earth.”     

Tour The Battery Urban Farm

On Thursdays, The Battery hosts free, public tours of its downtown Urban Farm. Led by park staff, wind through the urban vegetable farm and perennial forest farm while learning how the park keepers grow produce right here in the heart of Lower Manhattan. The perfect way to appreciate nature in our very own urban backyard! Be sure to reserve tickets in advance here.


Enjoy EarthFest Online at AMNH 

Celebrate Earth Day with this family-friendly online event series hosted by the American Museum of Natural History. At EarthFest Online, enjoy live performances, informative talks hosted by scientists, and even an Earth Day virtual dance party! Find more info and a full schedule of EarthFest Online events, all geared towards honoring our planet, here.


Stream “The Year Earth Changed” 

David Attenborough adds his narration to this recently debuted documentary about the ways nature has healed and thrived during the pandemic lockdown. Streaming on Apple TV+, “The Year Earth Changed” offers a hopeful outlook and shows just how essential managing human impact is to saving the planet. Check out the official trailer here.


Get Involved at EarthDay.Org

On Thursday, April 22nd at noon, EarthDay.org will host its second Earth Day Live Digital Event, to be held in tandem with the Biden administration’s global climate summit. Expect workshops, panel discussions, and special performances from celebrities, activists, and politicians, all focused around this year’s theme of “Restore Our Earth.” Learn more about the day’s events, as well as how to get involved in saving our planet every day of the year, here.


Plant an Herb Garden

To get involved at home, try starting small by planting your very own herb garden. In addition to providing a sustainable way to add fresh flavor to home cooking, an herb garden also instantly offers a dash of spring greenery to any home! Don’t have much of a green thumb? Try using non-picky herbs like basil, chives, oregano, parsley, rosemary, or thyme. Get kiddos involved in planting too to teach them early about making smart choices for the environment!


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