10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Nashville


Ready to celebrate Earth Day this year? We’ve put together some easy, fun ideas to do as a family to appreciate the Earth and make strides to keep it healthy.

Ways to Celebrate Earth DaySet some Earth Day Goals

Plan for walking or riding bikes as a family whenever possible or investing (and using!) water bottles. Here are 25 awesome ideas!

Join a Neighborhood Clean Up

Get some fresh air, meet your neighbors, and do something to improve the community! Most neighborhood associations or groups work with Nashville Metro Public Works—which provides gloves and bags free of charge! Check with your neighborhood organization for details.

Collect and Recycle Glass

If you don’t already, now’s a perfect time to start a new family habit. Re-purpose an old bin by drilling holes in the bottom and collect your empty, clean glass containers. When your bin is full, drive it over to a recycling drop-off site or convenience center and drop it off for free! (You should be able to check your individual county list at your local county government page).

Plant a Tree in Your Yard

Check out what native species to plant here and then how to do it here!

Get Out On the Water

Spend the day observing nature from the water. Instead of using something motorized, try a kayak, rowboat, stand-up paddle board, or other pollution-free water vehicle. Look for local rentals here.

Go On a Recycled Item Hunt

Search for items in your house made from recycled materials (like cereal boxes or plastic bags). See if you can find five!

Reuse Mission

Dig through your family’s recycling bin and come up with a way to reuse one of the items. You might take a clear plastic food container and turn it into a small toy container. Find out how here along with six other ideas to reuse food containers!

Check Out an Earth Day Festival

Nashville’s annual festival is held at Centennial Park. April 20, 11A-5P, 2500 West End Avenue, Nashville
This free family event brings the Nashville community together to celebrate our planet, inspire positive environmental change, and support sustainable small businesses & nonprofits. Nashville Earth Day is presented by Centennial Park Conservancy in partnership with Urban Green Lab and support from Metro Parks Nashville.

Also, check out our family event guide for other Earth Day happenings around the area.

Clean Up Your Block

Take a lap around your block and pick up any trash you see. Take gloves and two bags—one for things can be recycled and one for trash!

Get Outside and Enjoy Mother Nature

Play in the mud. Go for a walk in the woods. Splash in a puddle. One of the best ways to develop a deep love and respect for our Earth is to enjoy it’s bounty. Go explore!

What ideas do you have for celebrating Earth Day as a family?

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Heather Seay
I am a single mom to two beautiful girls, Madison and Ellie. I work from home for a software company based out of Austin, and also work as a Plunder Design jewelry stylist. I live in Murfreesboro, and love suburban life! I am active in my church, World Outreach, and love supporting my alma mater MTSU. You can find me in Nashville any given Sunday in the fall, cheering on my beloved Titans! I am a huge football enthusiast, and love sports in general. In my downtime, I enjoy binging on Gilmore Girls, which I have seen over a hundred times each- it's a lifestyle!


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