ATLANTA — The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and throughout the month, communities around Georgia will host events and activities to commemorate the Earth Day birthday. At www.ConserveGeorgia.org, you can find a comprehensive list of activities and events in all areas of the state.
"We expect interest in Earth Day events will be at an all-time high because of the 40th anniversary," said Chris Clark, Chair of the Conserve Georgia Council and Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. "Conserve Georgia offers a one-stop shop for these events and makes it easy to find and participate in festivals, clean-ups and other activities."
Earth Day Activities
Whether enjoying special programs at a nature center or zoo, learning new skills at a conservation field day, participating in a recycling event, or getting your hands dirty by helping clean up a state park or neighborhood creek, there’s sure to be an activity that interests you. A searchable map at www.ConserveGeorgia.org helps you locate events by region and date and helps you plan your Earth Day celebration.
A Culture of Conservation
The Conserve Georgia program was developed to foster a culture of conservation throughout the state of Georgia. Nearly a dozen state agencies and authorities are working together with businesses, civic leaders, educational institutions, non-profit organizations and residents to make Georgia’s air, land, water, energy and wildlife resources more sustainable now and for generations to come. The program’s Web site — www.ConserveGeorgia.org — serves as a portal to help Georgians find information on a wide range of conservation resources and programs.
"Go Celebrate Earth Day, Georgia" is the latest in a series of outdoor adventure tips from DNR Commissioner Chris Clark that highlight affordable getaways, outdoor activities close to home, and creative ways to support conservation in Georgia. The series is part of DNR’s "Get Outdoors, Georgia" initiative, which encourages citizens to lead healthy, active lifestyles in the great outdoors and includes hiking, biking and paddling clubs, as well as outdoor events.