Whether you’re looking to spend quality time outdoors, give back through acts of service, or learn about and adopt new earth-friendly habits, here are fun ways you can show some love for our planet this Earth Day. Join your neighbors and stay engaged with the Mayor’s office as we work hard to advance climate action and sustainability through my Climate Forward agenda and the City’s Sustainability and Resilience Program.

Earth Day Challenge logoEarth Day Challenge in Madison Parks

Celebrate Earth Day at many City parks April 22nd from 10 – noon by volunteering to clean up your local park with neighbors and friends! Join this community-wide volunteer effort to make a difference. Earth Day Challenge Projects are held throughout the city. Volunteers may assist with trash pickup, raking, weeding, and removing sticks. Parks will supply gloves, garbage bags and rakes. Rakes at each park will be based on the number of volunteers participating. TO PICK UP SUPPLIES: Look for the Earth Day Challenge sign in each of the designated parks. No staff is onsite during the event. Learn more here.

Bird on branchEarth Day Birding for Families with the Feminist Bird Club

Lakeview Library, Saturday, April 22. 10AM-12PM. Take some time to celebrate the birds this Earth Day and join a guided birding outing with the Feminist Bird Club-Madison Chapter. You'll learn birding basics and lots of fun facts about our feathered friends while we wander the beautiful trails of Cherokee South and look for signs of spring migration. No birding experience required! Binoculars will be available to borrow. Sign up here.

Bird and Nature Festival

The 11th Annual Madison Bird and Nature Festival at Warner Park is Sunday April 23, noon to 4pm. This is a free, inclusive, family friendly community celebration of Earth Day, Arbor Day, Bird City and our wonderful Madison urban parks and natural areas co-sponsored by Madison FUN Friends of Urban Nature, Madison Parks and about 40 partner groups. The event features live birds from Open Door Bird Sanctuary.

Earth Day Related Events at UW-Madison

Check out Earth Day 2023: Species on the Move, hosted by UW-Madison's Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. The two-day event will kick off on Tuesday, April 18th at the Discovery Center where there will be opportunities to network, browse partner tables by https://photos.cityofmadison.com:8095/city_of_madison_photo_library/api/v1/asset/284505/previewUW students, and attend three lectures pretended by national experts. The second day of the event will take place virtually on Wednesday, April 19th with the opportunity to take part in breakout sessions.

Join Associated Students of Madison on Friday, April 21 at East Campus Mall between 4-6pm to celebrate Earth Day. This event will showcase the future of sustainability and the initiatives that UW and the Madison community are working on. There will be speakers, activities, live music, and organizations that will be tabling.

Earth Day March to the Capitol. Meet up with friends, neighbors, and fellow earth day celebrants at Library Mall on Saturday, April 22 at noon. A community marching band will lead a march down State Street to celebrate Earth Day. This event is also hosted by the Associated Students of Madison Sustainability Committee.

Earth Day Across Dane County

Celebrate Earth Day by participating in one of the public events across the County! Dane County staff will also be conducting a number of tree plantings at county parks, including Anderson Farm County Park and Stewart Lake County Park, with the help of the Sierra Club Four Lakes Group and our Operation Fresh Start Conservation Crews.

Learn more here.

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Category: Sustainability