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Earth Day activities around the Circle City

Looking to celebrate Earth Day but don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered — whether you’re looking to clean up a local neighborhood or watch movies with friends.

Volunteers digging on Mass Ave.

No green thumb necessary to lend a helping hand in your neighborhood.

Photo via @massaveindy

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How do you organize an Earth Day celebration? You planet. And if you need a little extra help, we’ve got a well-rounded list to get you started.

Clean up your neighborhood

A number of Indy areas are doing cleanups throughout the week, including:

  • Bates-Hendricks | 1190 S. East St. | Saturday, April 20 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Broad Ripple | 6330 Guilford Ave. | Saturday, April 20 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Fountain Fletcher District | 1042 Virginia Ave. | Saturday, April 20 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. + 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Want to go on your own time? During the rest of April, guests are encouraged to help clean their favorite Indy Parks location. You can visit any of the family centers to grab trash bags and gloves (kindly donated by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful) to help clean up.

Pro tip: Don’t forget to register + bring supplies if needed.

Celebrate with the kids

The Indianapolis Zoo + The Children’s Museum are hosting special activities for the kiddos to take part in. From planting an eggshell herb garden to learning about action opportunities from local experts, there will be plenty of ways to get the kids in your life engaged.

Get planty

Celebrate Earth Day by breathing new life into your beloved plants at The Botanical Bar’s repotting event. Staff at the shop will be on hand to guide you through the repotting process with ease. Your ticket will ensure that you’ll have a spot reserved to repot up to four of your plants in containers 6 inches in diameter or under.

Hit a festival at Garfield Park

We’re giving you plenty of time to plan ahead with this event. The Earth Day Indiana Festival will take place on Saturday, June 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with 110 exhibitors, food trucks, and live music.

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