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5 Interesting Things To Do For Earth Day

Apr 21, 2016 06:54PM ● By Melanie Heisinger
April 22nd is Earth Day this year, and luckily there are plenty of things to do in the community to celebrate our Pale Blue Dot. Whether you are making a pledge on your own, or going out to an Earth-themed party, there is something to do this Friday! 

1. Georgia's Great Waterfalls 

Putting technology away and heading outside is a great way to celebrate the Earth this Friday. There are so many beautiful waterfalls throughout Georgia, so get your hiking boots on and get out there. 

Visit this website here to get the complete list, and a few ideas for future sites to visit. 

2. Full Moon Lake Paddle

Tallulah Gorge State Park offers Full Moon Lake Paddle. Enjoy a relaxing paddle around Tallulah Lake as the full moon reflects off the water. This ranger-led event is an exciting way to get out in the evenings and enjoy nature. Space is limited, so register in advance.

$15 per person + $5 parking fee per car.

For more information about the event, visit their website here

3. 21st Annual Earth Day Party

If you are interested in making a small road trip (and carpool, of course!) and celebrating Earth Day early, head to the Ponce City Market for their 21st Annual Earth Day Party on April 21st. There will be an assortment of eco-friendly and experience-oriented auction items for their silent auction, including a weekend rental of Paddleboards, a trip on Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s pontoon boat and a special live auction of a tiny house weekend getaway! 

For more information on this exciting event, visit their website here

4. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Most likely you've heard this before, but it never hurts to get a reminder! Recycling is something that can be done at home and within your local community. Recycling can help you, your community, and the environment by saving money, energy, and natural resources. Recycling programs are managed at the state and local level.

Find information on the importance of recycling in your community 

5. Lunch & Learn at Clarkesville UMC

Learning how to successfully grow a garden with native plants is an important tool to have, and what better day to do this than the day before Earth Day? On April 21st and 11am, visit the Clarkesville United Methodist Church and learn "Gardening in the Woods" with master gardener Joel Hitt. 

For more information on this event, visit their website here.

What will you do to help the Earth this Earth Day? Let us know if we missed one of your favorites.

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