Earth Day Events in New Orleans 2023
April 22, 2023
Looking for an opportunity to volunteer this Earth Day? Want to reconnect with nature and help restore our natural environment in a direct and impactful way?
Check out the list below for our recommendations for taking action + some family-friendly activities to spend this special day supporting Mother Earth!
8am-10am "Fuel Up for Clean Ups" free breakfast at Vintage Green Review, 3530 Magazine Street
Start your day with us before you head out to volunteer! We'll be hosting a SPECIAL EARLY OPENING at 8:00 am, to provide free coffee, generously donated by Undergrowth Coffee as well as free zero-waste, vegan breakfast snacks, including vegan biscuits from Breads on Oak--while supplies last!
We want to help kick off the day and support all of you heading out to these very important volunteer cleanup events. Stop by and share how you'll be spending this special day!
9am-1pm Oyster Shell Recycling with Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (check in time 8:45-9:15 am)
Located in Violet, LA just a short 20-30 minute drive outside the city, CRCL's Restoration Headquarters is hosting an oyster shell recycling event on Earth Day. Volunteers will help prepare oyster shell to be used to create an oyster reef and help with coastal restoration.
Visit their webpage here to view more details and REGISTER as a volunteer.
8am-12pm Culture of Cleanliness "Spin the Block" Earth Day Cleanup Event
Learn more about this new community based, action driven organization, Culture of Cleanliness, and REGISTER for their "Spin the Block" Bundy Road Earth Day Volunteer Cleanup event here.
9:00 am City Park Conservancy Earth Day of Service
On Earth Day, City Park Conservancy will celebrate with a park-wide volunteer event to combat litter in the Park.
The annual Earth Day of Service is an opportunity for regular and first-time volunteers to gather in an effort to improve the city’s greenspace. Community members 13 and up are invited to lend a hand with trash pickup throughout the Park’s 1,300 acres
10am-2pm Sankofa Tree Planting Rodeo
Sankofa needs your help planting trees! They have cypress, tupelo, and swamp chestnut trees to be planted at Sankofa Wetland park. Learn more about Sankofa Nola on their website, and register on this link for the Earth Day Volunteer event.
Various start times 8am-10am: Many More Independent Community Cleanups ON EARTH DAY, Registered at Love the Boot.org
Search by map location at Keep Louisiana Beautiful's Love the Boot Campaign website to find and sign up for a community clean-up registered in your neighborhood.For example, if you live near our shop, there's a neighborhood cleanup sponsored by District B Councilmember Harris & the Faubourg Delachaise Neighborhood Association that will meet in front of the radio station directly across from Vintage Green Review, beginning at 9:00am.
2pm-6pm ricRack's Annual Community Earth Day Celebration
Located at 1927 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
The day's event includes:
- Sales in their re-use shop + tons of kids clothing on sale
- Fun activities for kids
- Scissor sharpening
- Sewing machine raffle
- Mending & repair table
- Silent Auction
- Community Textile Recycling Drop Off
- $2/lb for things that can go to the recycler and free for any items that can be donated to Zeus' Place
- A designer challenge, and
- Informational tables & community partners Green Project and Grounds Krewe
Sunday, April 23
10am Love the Boot at Galvez Garden: Garden Clean Out & Berry Planting
Can't make it out on Saturday to one of the events above? And/or are you ready for more?
Galvez Gardens is also seeking volunteers as part of the Love the Boot cleanup campaign on SUNDAY, to help clean out old garden beds and plant raspberries and strawberries! Sign up here