A day when we celebrate our wonderful planet and take action to fight for a clean environment.
Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 and is a day to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Here are a few ways to get involved in the community with your kids and celebrate Earth Day in Waco.
Earth Day at the Mayborn– April 23 join CRASR (Center for Reservoir Aquatic System Research) 11-1 pm to study water quality and aquatic organisms from the Beazos River right behind the Mayborn Museum. This is geared towards ages 4 and up. Free for museum members or included with museum admission.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle- Glass recycling with the City of Waco Solid Waste and Keep Waco Beautiful. A new Glass4Good recycling bin is located on the West side of the Mayborn Museum complex. Anyone in the Waco community can drop off glass. It accepts all glass colors and accessible 24/7.
Earth Day Storytime– Celebrate this Earth we share with all animals, bugs, and other people! April 17 at 10 am and 11 am at Cameron Park Zoo. Free with membership or admission.
Clean up our Earth!- Group W Bench Litter Patrol is hosting a Waco Creek Cleanup. Celebrate Earth Day by helping clean up an area that is feeding plastics and other rubbish to the Brazos River which ultimately leads to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Care for Waco Carnival– Join The Waco Youth Council and the City of Waco Office of Sustainability and Resiliency for a free family-friendly event featuring educational booths that will showcase topics on composting, EVs, recycling, gardening, and other sustainable matters. There will also be food, games, arts and crafts, yoga, face painting, and more. Saturday, April 22, 12 pm – 4 pm | Doris Miller Community Center (1020 Elm Ave.)
Plant a tree- Did you know that trees sequester from 10 kilograms to 31 kilograms of carbon each year, averaged over the lifetime of the tree? Forests are vital in removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Waco Friends of the Climate will be giving away 500 Cedar Elm seedlings at Waco Downtown Farmers Market on Saturday, April 22. Free seedlings are given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Party for the Planet– Join the celebration for our wonderful planet at Cameron Park Zoo on Saturday, April 22 starting at 9 am. The first 150 kids will receive fun games and giveaway opportunities. There is also a free scavenger hunt to participate in, simply ask for the code at your time of entrance. The Party for the Planet is free with your zoo membership or admission.
Celebrate at home- While there are so many fun activities you can also participate in Earth Day by making Earth Day, every day at home. Simply start a composite bin, recycle more, and swap disposable paper towels for reusable paper towels or dryer sheets for reusable dryer balls. You can also plant flowers that attract bees and butterflies to contribute to the environment.
Whether you decide to get involved in the community by participating in a local event, commit to making sustainable changes at home like recycling/reducing waste, or choose to contribute to loving our planet by starting a garden – we hope you’ll find some way to celebrate Earth Day, today and each day forward!