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Earth Day events and efforts in New Hampshire
Friday, April 16, 2010
Sometimes “going green” is easier said than done. Many of us are already trying to do our part for the environment but staying on track isn’t always easy. If your green lifestyle needs a little kick start or you’d like to continue with your efforts, the 40th Annual Earth Day is on Thursday, April 22 and there are a variety of things happening in New Hampshire.
Below are some of the great happenings and events aimed to keep our planet beautiful:
Children’s Museum in Dover: From 10am – 3pm on April 22, children can become “earth heroes” by finding out simple things they can do to reduce, reuse and recycle. Among the fun activities children can help plant trees, chat with locals from the Wentworth Gardens about planting flowers, talk about eating healthy and supporting local agriculture with Seacoast Eat Local and sample cheese from Cabot Creamery. Cost is $8.
Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation in Portsmouth: Blue Ocean is celebrating Earth Day a little early on April 17 and April 18 by holding events and clean up efforts in Portsmouth. On Saturday, April 17 there will be a clean up of Pierce Island in Portsmouth as well as conservation demonstrations and free food for volunteers. On Sunday, April 18 locals will hit the Rye Harbor State Park where lunch will also be provided. Last year over 550 pounds of litter were collected from both sites.
Massabesic Audubon Society in Auburn: On Saturday, April 17 the Massabesic Audubon will hold the Tread Lightly Earth Day Festival from 10am – 3pm. They will have food by Jewell and the Beanstalk, demos, workshops, crafts, bluegrass music and live animals. WMUR's Josh Judge will also be there talking about and signing autographs for his new weather book for children. And don't forget to take a run or walk on the gorgeous trails.
NH Fish and Game Department in Concord: Bring the kids to the capital city on Saturday, April 17 for a day of fun, animals, demonstrations and conservation. The day, known as Wild NH Day, is free to attend and is perfect for all ages. There will be wildlife animals, arts and crafts, and even a close up look at hybrid cars.
Downtown Peterborough: On Saturday, April 17 Peterborough will become Greenerborough and celebrate the 3rd annual Greenerborough Green Living Expo and Festival. There will be various workshops, demonstrations and vendors from 10am – 4pm at the Peterborough Town House, both indoors and outside. This is a great event for people who need idea on how to “go green” and are learning about these topics for the first time. This is a free event and parking is also free.
Pelham Recycling Complex in Pelham: Celebrate Earth Day on April 22 at the Pelham Recycling Complex and plant a tree. The tree planting starts at noon and there will also be various members from the conservation and forestry boards and local gardening club.
There are various other events happening so be sure to check out www.nhevents.com for more ideas. Don’t forget to check out the environmentally friendly attractions, which are fun any time of year: Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn, Susan N. McLane Center and Silk Farm Sanctuary in Concord, Amoskeag Fishways in Manchester, Prescott Farm Center in Laconia, Peabody Mill Environmental Center in Amherst and the Beaver Brook Association in Hollis.