This month, Connecticut is 'going green' with all sorts of fun activities for Earth Day. From Bridgeport to Woodbury to Mystic, Connecticut offers a variety of activities designed to encourage residents and visitors to support the greening of our planet.
Here are some of our favorite CT Earth Day activities:
- Reduce, Reuse and Recycle (Woodbury), April 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Enjoy delicious, all natural and organic foods and beverages while you explore countless activities and exhibits and learn about how you can reduce your carbon footprint at this annual celebration.
- Party for the Planet at Beardsley Zoo (Bridgeport), April 21-22, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. – This is one party you won’t want to miss. Shop for green cleaning products and recycled fashion accessories to better care for your lawn and wildlife while enjoying live music performances by the Mudpuppies and The Environmental Hootenanny.
- “Eco Man” Reveals the Power of Green (Norwalk), April 22, 11 a.m. to noon – The Attainable Sustainable Energy Show at the Stepping Stones Museum in Norwalk will feature gripping experiments and visual effects to transform wind and solar energy into usable green power. This wacky, action-packed demonstration will certainly inspire excitement in renewable energy!
- Mystic Aquarium Honors Planet Earth (Mystic), April 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – A great day that is sure to be fun for the whole family, enjoy creative hands-on activities, games, scavenger hunts and crafts designed to teach people about the sustainability of our planet.
- Earth Day @ Pequot (Mashantucket), April 18-20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Mashantucket Pequot Museum is offering a wide range of fun earth-related activities: create unique crafts with recycled materials, hike up Lantern Hill and learn about its importance to Native People, listen to a talk by a Mashpee Wompanoag to learn about the culture of the Native people, and witness an authentic spring harvest cooking demonstration.
Planning to make a weekend family trip out of Earth Day? Consider staying in one of Connecticut’s 33 “green certified” hotels.
What are your plans for Earth Day?