Earth Day Events near YOUR Moseley Architects Office

Earth Day is April 22nd. Check out this list of events to find something fun near your office!

Richmond Earth Day Festival, 17th Street Farmers’ Market, April 20th, 11AM – 5PM
Richmond’s official Earth Day celebration kicks off in Shockoe Bottom this year, offering eco-friendly products and services on display, live music on two stages, an array of hands-on activity for kids of all ages, gardening activities, interactive adventures like rock-climbing, segway rides, art demonstrations, and more!
http://earthdayrichmond.org/

Earth Day 2013 in Washington DC, Various
The DC metro area will have a variety of Earth Day activities that make caring for the planet fun for all ages. Visit this special events page for a listing of events at Union Station, the National Mall, the National Zoo, the National Aquarium, the U.S. Botanical Garden, Georgetown, Alexandria, Montgomery County MD, Wheaton MD, and more!
http://dc.about.com/od/specialevents/a/EarthDay.htm

Town of Cary, NC Earth Day Celebration, Bond Park, April 27th, 9AM – 5PM
Take part in Cary’s Earth Day celebration and find out how you can play an even larger role in preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment. Earth Day includes hands-on activities for children of all ages. This is the perfect family event to learn more about what you can do to make every day Earth Day.
http://www.townofcary.org/Departments/Public_Works_and_Utilities/Conservation/Earth_Day_Activities.htm

Downtown Raleigh Planet Earth Celebration, Museum of Natural Sciences, April 20th at 5 PM – April 21st at 5 PM
The 2012 Planet Earth Celebration will be part of the NC Museum of Natural Sciences’ 24-hour opening celebration of the Nature Research Center. Science is the star of the entire event with presenters and exhibitors across two city blocks, and of course tours of the Nature Research Center.
http://www.planetearthcelebration.com/

Durham Earth Day, Durham Central Park, April 21st, 12PM – 5PM
Celebrate Durham’s sense of community, raise awareness of current local and global environmental issues, actively engage in hands-on learning activities, and celebrate our environmental success. Festival goers will participate in “green” activities and demos; learn about many green practices and products at the Sustainability Expo and Earth Art Market; and enjoy great music, food and much more!
http://keepdurhambeautiful.org/our-events/durham-earth-day/

Ballantyne Earth Day Event, Ballyntyne Corporate Park in Charlotte, April 18th, 8AM – 1:30 PM
Celebrate Earth Day with the Ballantyne community at the Brixham Tent. Free secure shredding from the Better Business Bureau, Shred-It and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will start at 8:00am, along with free electronic recycling from e-Cycle Secure. Drop off your old electronics and secure documents between 8:00am and 1:30pm. Visit with green vendors under the tent during lunch for giveaways, music and more. Three lucky attendees will win beautiful Japanese Maples!
http://go-ballantyne.com/Home.aspx

Virginia Beach Earth Day Celebration 2013, Mt. Trashmore, April 20th, 11AM – 4PM
This family-friendly event invites you to celebrate your commitment to bettering the environment. Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle.
http://www.vbgov.com/news/Pages/selected.aspx?release=1332

Luray Earth Day 5K on the Greenway, Luray, VA, April 20th, 9AM
Run a 5K, or the kids 1K Fun Run, on the Luray Greenway.
www.lurayearthday.com

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Freecycle

Will this spring find you cleaning out your attic, garage, or closets? Surely you already know about selling or donating these items at places like Ebay, Craigslist, Goodwill, or Habitat for Humanity Restore. But for items with no resale value that would be difficult to donate, have you heard of Freecycle?

Go to http://www.freecycle.org and find your local group to search for or offer up random items. Here’s an example of what you might find:

Freecycle

One employee found someone who will take old CD jewel cases. Another found someone that will take half-empty cans of paint. So before you throw it away, remember that one man’s junk is another man’s treasure!