April 24, 2023

Earth Month Events 2023

Earth Month Events Across Pennsylvania


Thursday, April 6 & Thursday, April 13: Docuseries on Lake Erie

Chronicles, an immersive docuseries, showcases the Lake Erie region’s past and present. Lake Erie, Our Kin Episodes 1 & 2, created by local Lyons Den Productions, will showcase how Erie's history has played an important part in the nation's history. PennFuture and several Erie-area partners were interviewed during the production of these episodes.

Watch on April 6 and 13 at 8:00pm: Link to view the docuseries


Wednesday, April 26 at 4:30pm: Local Perspectives on Water Quality Virtual Panel - Water is the Erie Region’s greatest asset

Protecting the abundant freshwater resources in our backyards remains a complex challenge. Asbury Woods and PennFuture are teaming up to host a panel discussion featuring representatives from Pennsylvania Lake Erie Watershed Association, Master Watershed Stewards, Lake Erie Region Conservancy, and Trout Unlimited. This panel discussion will highlight the experiences of these organizations focused on protecting, conserving, and restoring our local waterways. Questions will explore local challenges to water quality, initiatives undertaken to address these challenges, and additional work to be done. Actions that individuals can take to promote clean water will also be discussed.

Join the discussion on Wednesday, April 26 at 4:00pm: Link to the panel 


Saturday, April 29 8:30am-12:00pm: Tree Planting at the Lake Erie Arboretum at Frontier Park ReLeaf

In recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day, the Urban Forest Committee of the City of Erie and the Lake Erie Arboretum’s tree-growing project, ReLeaf, are sponsoring—together with partners Our West Bayfront, BEST, Erie Downtown, and the Erie County Library—a community-wide tree planting, to be celebrated through social media and on line postings. A wide selection of trees will be available at no cost. Participants are asked to plant a tree and share a photo or video of their work via social media, with the hashtag #arbordayerie

Attend on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30am-12:00pm: Lake Erie Arboretum @ Frontier Park ReLeaf (1501 W 6th St, Erie, PA 16505) & Blasco Memorial Library (160 E Front St, Erie, PA 16507)


Bucks County:


Saturday, April 15, 10:00am-3:00pm: Earth Day Festival

Celebrate this amazing planet we live on and share during our many great programs and activities at this festival, all geared to getting you and your family out, enjoying and learning more about nature! View and purchase goods from environmentally friendly vendors and learn more about green industry & environmental organizations from the area.

Attend on Saturday, April 15 from 10:00am-3:00pm: 2877 Creamery Rd, New Hope PA 18938


Friday, April 21- Sunday, April 23: A-Day 2023

Enjoy farm animals and other educational exhibits, pony rides, pig races, arts and crafts vendors, a tractor parade, food and live music.

Attend April 21-23 (times vary by day): Delaware Valley University. Link to event: https://delval.edu/community-members/a-day


Saturday April 22, 7:00pm: Earth Day Film Festival, Newtown Theatre

In celebration of Earth Day, the historic Newtown Theatre is partnering with local environmental groups to present a special movie screening and panel discussion. 

Attend Saturday, April 22 at 7:00 PM: Newtown Theatre, 120 North State StreetNewtown, PA 18940. Link to the event: https://www.thenewtowntheatre.com/events/2023/4/22/earth-day



Tuesday, April 18, 11:00am-3:00pm: Earth Day Fair at the University of Scranton

Earth Day Fair with interactive games, presentation and information related to the environment and sustainable practices.

Attend on Tuesday, April 18: University of Scranton 800 Linden St, Scranton. Link to the event page https://www.discovernepa.com/calendar/earth-day-fair/


Montgomery County: 

Friday, April 21, 10:00am-3:00pm: “Our Environmental Future Starts at Home" 

Learn about available benefits and how your local government is advancing a more sustainable future. The exhibitor floor will feature advocacy organizations, nonprofits, government agencies, and businesses, who can offer resources, volunteer opportunities, and educational experiences. PennFuture's President Patrick McDonnell is the event keynote speaker.

Attend on Friday, April 21 from 10:00am-3:00pm: Gratz College: 7605 Old York Rd, Melrose Park, PA 19027




Saturday, April 22, 12:30pm-3:00pm: Environmental Justice March, Chester City Hall to Covanta Trash Incinerator

Hosted by Chester Residents Concerned for Quality Living, residents and allies will march from Chester City Hall to the Covanta Trash Incinerator to call on industries in Chester to stop polluting the city.

Attend on Saturday, April 22 from 12:30am-3:00pm: Chester City Hal


Chester County: 


Saturday, April 22, 10:00am: Earth Day Festival with Senator Carolyn Comitta

The YMCA’s environmental education staff will be on hand to facilitate interactive experiences: explore the YMCA's Cassatt Preserve, Pennsylvania's first conservation easement and headwaters to Darby Creek, with over 20 acres of woodland, wetlands, meadow, stream, and pond; participate in family-friendly service projects, such as tree plantings and stream studies; and meet the animal ambassadors of the YMCA's Nature Center, Raptor Center, Barnyard, and Zoo on Wheels. Vendors from across the county will provide environmental education and sustainability activities, exhibits, presentations, music, food trucks, and more.

Attend on Saturday, April 22 from 10:00am to 1:00pm: Upper Main Line YMCA 1416 Berwyn-Paoli Rd. Berwyn, Pa 19312




Saturday, April 22, 1:00pm-3:00pm: Seed bomb workshop for community garden

A seed bomb workshop with The Nanticoke Little Free Pantry is open to all ages.

Attend on Saturday, April 22 from 1:00pm-3:00pm: Wilkes-Barre Community Garden, 445 S. River Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA. Link to event page: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10217761078138486&set=pb.1827216967.-2207520000.




Saturday, April 22, 12:00pm-4:00pm: Earth Day In The Park

The free Earth Day in the Park is celebrating its 4th year in Allentown. The event will offer "green" games and activities, education around environmental stewardship, food, and include local eco-friendly vendors.

Attend on Saturday, April 22 from 12pm to 4pm: Allentown Arts Park, 24 N 5th St.




Saturday, April 22, 10:00am: Lancaster Climate Summit (multiple locations)

Organizations and businesses around Lancaster County will celebrate Earth Day by sharing their expertise and services with the public around climate change and how to take action. 

Attend on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 10:00am: for a list of locations, use this link: https://regenall.org/2023climatesummit/#1674589493878-b3814802-f23d




Saturday, April 22, 11:00am-end of Pittsburgh Pirates Game: Earth Day Tailgate Tour, The Square

The Earth Day Tailgate Tour will take place on April 22nd from 11 AM through the end of The Pittsburgh Pirates Game Time. This multi-location event (The Hill, The Square, the Diamond) will invoke a day to inspire, celebrate, educate, and entertain the entire Pittsburgh community through multiple activations for all ages. 

Attend on Saturday, April 22 starting at 11:00am: for a list of locations, visit the event page: https://pittsburghearthday.org/


PA Statewide: 

Monday, April 24, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Webinar on Environmental Justice: Why It Matters to Everyone

Put on by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania, the LWVPA Environmental Policy Committee and Director Kathy Cook will lead a discussion about Environmental Justice. Access to a breathable, livable and safe environment is a fundamental right of every Pennsylvanian. This is a privilege enjoyed by some yet inaccessible to others.

Join the webinar on Monday, April 24 at 6:00pm: link to event page: https://www.palwv.org/events/equity-initiative-webinar-lscx4-rdn5j-xyddc-rgg7p-5zhfm-zgzt5