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Celebrate Earth Day

Learn and Take Action for our planet on April 22, 2021

Earth Day Proclamation

Mary-Ann Baldwin, Mayor of the City of Raleigh, proclaims April 22, 2021, as Earth Day; and encourages people in Raleigh to combat climate change and environmental degradation, support green economy initiatives, and to encourage others to undertake similar actions.

Read the Earth Day Proclamation.

Safe at Home Activities

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On April 22, 1970, people across the United States came together to create new ways to protect and sustain Earth’s environment. Now 51 years later, Earth Day is still an opportunity for communities to look for ways to protect and sustain our natural world. 

The City of Raleigh has created a virtual resource page to invite you to Celebrate, Learn, and Take Action for the planet, so we can celebrate this 51st anniversary as a community, even while safe at home!  

Visit our Virtual Resources page.

Low-intensity, Modified Programs

A closeup view of a person using their hands to plant a tree

Are you ready to celebrate Earth Day? Join Raleigh Parks in appreciating Mother Earth on Thursday, April 22 by attending one (or all!) of their Earth Day programs. 

Classes and programs may be held if they are low-intensity and able to be modified to meet state and local guidelines. All programs are subject to modification or cancellation. 

View Raleigh Parks' Earth Day Programs.