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by Jeanette Garcia Polasky, Department of Public Works

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With the COVID-19 pandemic changing everyday life here and around the world, most people have cancelled plans and rearranged their lives, and many are learning how to do new things or do things in a new way. Celebrating Earth Month or the 50th Earth Day is no exception.

Instead of attending tree plantings, community clean ups or Baltimore Earth Day 2020 at Oregon Ridge Park—which was set to be the region’s first major Earth Day event—people have found ways to mark “Earth Day Anyway” at home throughout the month of April. In an effort to help people find ways to participate during the pandemic, the Clean Green Baltimore County Facebook page created an “Earth Day Anyway” Facebook Event page and has posted tips and resources for recognizing Earth Month all month long.

Earth Month is now coming to a close, but you can do these things year round to help make ours a more sustainable county and world.

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  1. Use these tips to save energy at home.
  2. Improve your efforts to reduce, reuse and recycle.
  3. Find ways to waste less food.
  4. In the yard: Plant pollinator-friendly native trees and plants (PDF), grasscycle and compost yard materials.
  5. Watch, read and learn about our planet and the ways in which we impact its health. Watch Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.’s Earth Day video greeting on the County’s Facebook page. Follow Clean Green Baltimore County on Facebook and visit the Gunpowder Valley Conservancy’s “Earth Day Anyway” webpage for ideas and educational resources.

By Jeanette Garcia Polasky, Department of Public Works

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April is Earth Month, and it’s the perfect time to step up your clean, green game. From stream cleanups and Earth Day events to home energy and waste audits, there are lots of ways to celebrate our planet this month.

Attend an Event

Events are happening all month long. Get out and celebrate Earth!

Saturday, April 6 

Sunday, April 7

April 11 to 14

Saturday, April 13  

April 13, 19 and 27

Sunday, April 14

Monday, April 15 

Tuesday, April 16

April 16 and 17

  • Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability's Earth Month in the Parks events, April 16 at Northwest Regional Park and April 17 at Honeygo Regional Park 

Wednesday, April 17

Friday, April 19

Saturday, April 20 

Saturday, April 27

For a more extensive listing of cleanups and other events, see the Clean Green Baltimore County Facebook Events Calendar.

Take Action at Home

Get involved in Earth Month at home by conducting home energy and waste audits, planting trees in your yard, doing a Clean Green 15 litter pickup in your neighborhood, learning to recycle better, switching to renewable energy and more. Visit the Clean Green Baltimore County page on the County’s website for information about county programs and resources to help you reduce your environmental impact, as well as details on volunteer opportunities and upcoming green events. Follow @CleanGreenBaltCo on Facebook for daily tips and information on sustainable living.

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Revised October 25, 2019