Earth Day, founded in 1970, is April 22nd in 2014. This grass roots holiday celebrates the planet's natural wonders and promotes education on ecology and ways to improve and preserve the environment. In Cleveland, Akron, and other northeast Ohio cities, there are several Earth Day celebrations:
Join the Earth Day fun on April 26, 2014 at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for the largest environmental education event in Ohio. The event, which runs from 10am to 4pm, features 175 "green" exhibitors, live music, organic food samples, and a host of eco-friendly activities.Admission is $10.25 for adults and $6.25 for children ages 2-11. Parking is free.
For 2014, Lake Metroparks' Penitentiary Glen is celebrating Earth Day on April 27th from noon to 4pm, with activities that include an eco-fair, live animals, a kid’s eco-craft, and Earth ball games. Admission is free.
The Akron Zoo will celebrate Earth Day on April 26, 2014 with a Party for the Planet from 11am to 4pm. The event will features "green" vendors, live animal displays, and eco-friendly activities. Regular admission of $7 will apply.
Medina County Metroparks Earth Day CelebrationFor the 18th year in a row, the Medina Metroparks System is marking Earth Day with an outdoor festival, on April 26th from 10am to 4pm at their Buffalo Creek Retreat . Admission is free and activities include earth-friendly exhibits,a family fishing derby, kids’ activities and more.