Orlando’s 2019 Earth Day Events
It may not be one of the top four days of celebration each year, but Earth Day has been on the calendar since 1970.
In the Orlando area, the Central Florida Earth Day Celebration is at the top of the list of things to do. But, Lake Eola is not the only sustainable game in town. There are clean-ups, mini-festivals, and plenty of volunteer opportunities.
Clean Air Act
Earth Day’s introduction focused on the Clean Air Act. But it was also prompted by protests of pesticides, the loss of wilderness and wildlife, and oil spills. It’s probably not a coincidence that Joni Mitchell’s Big Yellow Taxi was a big hit in Canada, Australia, and Britain.
While Earth Day was initially a US initiative, by 1990 it went global with 141 countries participating in various activities.
Just as the concept was circling the globe, it also evolved to focus on what supporters wanted from a cleaner earth, rather than fighting against the unwanted. Recycling was one of the prominent programs.
Another decade later, and the internet boosted participation. Activists had an instant platform to expand Earth Day’s presence and to share ideas and innovations.
Green New Deal
In recent years, global warming and clean energy moved to the top of the list. This upcoming April 22nd Earth Day may have an even bigger spotlight shining on it. Some United States’ politicians have been very vocal about a “Green New Deal.”
The Green New Deal is closely associated with New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC). However, there is a much larger contingency of Democrats that support stimulus programs to advance the US into an economically stable economy revolving around social and ecological reforms.
Earth Day has traditionally focused on a healthy, sustainable environment. The Green New Deal focuses on renewable energy, a green economy, carbon neutrality, and green job creation. All initiatives have the underlying goal of reversing the effects of climate change.
April 22, 2019
Whether you’ve participated in Earth Day activities for years or the Green New Deal and current environmental conditions have piqued your interest, keep April 22nd open. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and celebrations going on across the country, and around the world.
You certainly don’t have to limit your involvement to April 22nd either. We look forward to sharing volunteer opportunities and eco-friendly news and events throughout the year.
For other Orlando Earth Day and other community events, you can also check out our Orlando Events Calendar powered by Evvnt.
Central Florida Earth Day is the largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in Central Florida!
Central Florida Earth Day is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! It will take place at beautiful Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando on April 20, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Admission is FREE!
Earth Day is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, alcohol-free, and smoke-free event. Earth Day is a vegan event; for information on why, please go to the Why Vegan? page. Earth Day, now in its 14th year, is the biggest and best Earth Day festival in Central Florida!
Earth Day in the Park – Winter Park, Florida
There’s fun for all ages including live music all day long; live cooking demonstrations, gardening workshops, and storybook time; a kids’ zone with games, make & take projects, and tie-dye t-shirts; adult and child yoga; composting & recycling education; food & beverage vendors; tree giveaway; and much more!
Shoes4Kids will also be collecting used shoes.
2019 Family Earth Day – Rock Lake Neighborhood Community
All supplies needed are provided. Dress for a mess!
Volunteers needed for a variety of tasks to spruce up the Rock Lake Neighborhood Community including the Neighborhood Center, Arlington Street medians, Rock Lake and Spring Lake Manor Neighborhoods.
RSVP is required for this event. Spots fill up quick! Email (preferred) or call Jody Buyas at email@example.com or 407.246.2752.