7 ways to celebrate Earth Day 2022 in Huntsville

Operation Green Team
How is your family celebrating Earth Day 2022? (Operation Green Team / Facebook)

Earth Day 2022 will be this Friday, and we know exactly how you should celebrate.

In Huntsville, you’ve got lots of options, from free events for environmentalists of all ages to local organizations you can donate your money and time to. Read on for our suggestions.

1. Earth Day at Hays Nature Preserve

Operation Green Team
Help keep Huntsville clean all spring with Operation Green Team. (Operation Green Team / Facebook)

This Saturday, bring the whole family out to Hays Nature Preserve for a day full of learning and fun. The City of Huntsville’s Operation Green Team, Rocket City Mom and Cove Monkey are cohosting this event, which will feature demonstrations from the Southeastern Raptor Center, plant giveaways, food, face painting, interactive displays and more.

2. Earth Day with Pure Joy Plants

Pure Joy Plants
Calling all green thumbs. (Pure Joy Plants / Facebook)

Did you know that Huntsville has a plant truck? Pure Joy Plants will be set up outside Altar’d State at Bridge Street Town Centre this Friday evening. There’s no time like the present to add a little more green to your home.

3. North Alabama Drive Electric Earth Day Event

If you’ve been on the fence about going electric, this event is for you. Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition and Drive Electric Alabama will be stationed at Holtz Leather Co. to answer all your questions about electric vehicles.

4. HSVegFest

Hippea Camper
Fill up on delicious eats from Hippea Camper this weekend. (Hippea Camper / Facebook)

We gave you the full scoop on HSVegFest last week, but if you missed that download, here’s what you need to know. Downtown Huntsville. Vegan eats. Live music. Unique vendors. Endless fun. The event is spearheaded by Hippea Camper, one of Huntsville’s favorite spots for vegan food.

5. Earth Day activities at Huntsville/Madison County Public Libraries

Huntsville/Madison County Public Libraries are hosting Earth Day-themed activities as part of their regular programming this week. Here are the classes you (and your kiddos) might be interested in:

STEAMsters: Grades K-2

North Huntsville STEAM Club: Ages 7 & under

Other ways to celebrate

6. Get outdoors

Monte Sano
The views at Monte Sano are unmatched. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

What better way to celebrate the earth than to get outside and experience it. We’re supposed to have beautiful weather this week, with highs in the 80s from Earth Day this Friday throughout the weekend. Here are a few guides to local trails:

7. Support a nonprofit

Tennessee River
Volunteer with Tennessee Riverkeeper to preserve our natural resources. (Emily Phillips / Hville Blast)

Donate your time or your money to a local organization working to preserve Huntsville’s beautiful natural world. Here are a few ideas:

How are you celebrating Earth Day this year? Be sure to let us know on Facebook and Instagram, and don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for all things Huntsville.

Emily Phillips
Emily Phillips
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