Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22nd. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage.

1.Mantra Artisan Ales’ Earth Party
April 22, 2p-6p
216 Noah Dr, # 140, Franklin, TN 37064

Salute Mother Earth at their Earth Day Celebration. Festivities include live music from Madeleine, Chapman’s II Foodtruck and succulent planting!

$1 from every pint sold on Earth Day will be donated to Earthjustice!

Schedule of events:

Music: 3pm-6pm
Food: 2pm-8pm
Succulent Planting: 2pm-6pm *One mini succulent provided for each person, any additional succulents are $3 each. Bring any small container to plant them in – they will grow in pretty much anything!*

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2.Owl’s Hill Hosts Sustainable Tastes
April 22, 5p-7p
545 Beech Creek Road, Brentwood TN 37027

Earth Day 2017 will be celebrated in a unique way April 22 when Owl’s Hill Nature Sanctuary hosts “Sustainable Tastes.” The winetasting event features wines from four vintners who have committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship in regards to their grape cultivation and winemaking practices.

Leading the event are Barbara Nowak and Ed Fryer. Nowak is one-half of the Saucy Sisters, real sisters who are also food and wine writers, public speakers and radio personalities. Their most recent wine book is The Saucy Sisters Guide to Wine – What Every Girl Should Know Before She Unscrews. A new book, Drinking Under Pressure, a guide to sparkling wines, will be published in late 2017.

Fryer, owner of Village Wine & Spirits in Nashville’s Hillsboro Village, has been in the retail wine and spirits business since 1985. He is known for procuring highly sought-after, high-end, collectable wines for many of Nashville’s wine collectors but loves and prefers finding elusive and superb wines from family-owned artisan winemakers. In addition to his wine and spirits expertise, Fryer regularly shares his knowledge of classic rock on Hippie Radio 94.5-FM.

Proceeds will benefit Owl’s Hill programming.

Tickets are $35 each (21-and-older only) and may be purchased online at owlshill.org. All attendees will receive a 12% discount on any wine purchased at the event. Purchases can be picked up at Village Wines or delivered to you.

 

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Arbor Day3.Franklin’s Arbor Day Celebration
April 22, 10a-2p
Pinkerton Park, 405 Murfreesboro Road, Franklin TN 37064

The City of Franklin will host their Arbor Day event on Earth Day at Pinkerton Park. At the event will be kids activities, information booths, wood carvings, rock climbing and free hotdogs.

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4. Nashville Earth Day Festival
April 22, 11a-6p
Centennial Park, 2500 West End Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival is a free, family-friendly event with live entertainment throughout the day celebrated each year in April.

Nashville’s Earth Day Festival features exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating Nashvillians about protecting our environment and living green. With over a hundred family-friendly booths, hosted by community groups, environmental organizations and government agencies, Earth Day is a fun festival for all ages.

Also in observance of Earth Day, Goodwill will accept donations of gently used clothing, shoes and books at the 16th Annual Nashville Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in Centennial Park.

Goodwill will have a tent at Centennial Park, and attendants will be ready to accept donations, providing festival-goers with a convenient way to reduce clutter in their homes while earning a tax deduction and helping others in their communities.

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5. Nashville Zoo’s Party for the Planet
April 21, 9:30a-3p
3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211

The Zoo’s second annual Party for the Planet event will include games and activities, special keeper talks, and friends from local conservation organizations. Electronics Recycling will be available in the parking lot, between Entry Village and the Croft Center. Catch one of the special talks, tours, and shows throughout the day to learn about what the Zoo is doing to protect some of the planet’s most endangered creatures. Plus, children and teens in grades pre-k through 12th grade can enter the Recycled Art Contest for a chance to win a free Zoo Membership. Art pieces will be displayed at the Zoo during Party for the Planet and judged by a panel made up from members of local organizations.

Learn more here.

 

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