Fresh air, sunshine, warmer temperatures (on some days), green grass and flowers are all reasons to get outside and enjoy spring. Here are a few more reasons to get outside and celebrate our planet for Earth Day 2021 – Thursday, April 22nd.
• SPRING WILDFLOWER WALK – Learn to identify the diverse and short-lived woodland and prairie wildflowers on a guided hike Sunday, April 18 at 10 a.m. at the Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center in Willow Springs. The program is for ages 10 an up. Registration is required at https://www.fpdcc.com/event/spring-wildflower-walk
• SIMPLE STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY – The Hinsdale Library is having a virtual program to learn simple strategies anyone can follow to help keep the planet healthy for future generations on Thursday, April 22 from 7-8 p.m. Learn tips on product usage, easy composting methods and better ways to reuse and recycle items for more sustainable living. Register at https://www.hinsdalelibrary.info
• BROOKFIELD ZOO’S PARTY FOR THE PLANET – The Brookfield Zoo is having its annual Earth Day celebration: A Party for the Planet Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn the ways anyone can make a difference for animals across the globe. A waste recycling event will also take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the north parking lot off 31st Street. Electronics, textiles and used books, among other items will be collected. A full list of acceptable items is available online at https://www.czs.org/partyplanet.