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Earth Day events and efforts in New Hampshire

Monday, April 21, 2014

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 you are interested in 'green' cleaning alternatives, check out this feature for DIY natural cleaning solutions! These tips will clean your home, and maybe even save you some money! Kids can get involved in keeping our planet clean, too! Plan a park or backyard clean-up, or some DIY recycled gardening and organizational crafts for your family!

If your green lifestyle needs a little kick-start or you'd like to continue with your efforts, the 44th Annual Earth Day is on Tuesday, 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. Find area parks and playgrounds on our Free Things to Do Page, more kids' events on our NH Kids' Events and Activities Page, sponsored by the Children's Museum of New Hampshire, and other events on the New Hampshire Events Calendar!

Earth Day Celebration
Dover, NH

Tuesday, April 22
Our educators have planned a full slate of workshops and demonstrations inside the museum for the whole family! Bird Feed Making with members of Strafford Rivers Conservancy, Plant a Marigold to take home with the garden pro's from Wentworth Greenhouses, Learn About NH Animal Sounds with museum educators, and more! Visitors can also participate in a Green Scavenger Hunt around the museum and make Upcycled Creations from recycled materials.

Kidgits Earth Day Crafts

Salem, NH
Tuesday, April 22

To celebrate Earth Day, crafts will be focused on the environment.

Earth Day with Planet Aid
Hudson, NH
Tuesday, April 22

Our signature yellow bins have become a hallmark for clothes recycling in the United States, attracting and encouraging individuals to recycle their clothing at convenient locations. Planet Aid accepts donations of men's, women's and children's clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as blankets, bedspreads, sheets, towels, curtains and fabric. All donations made to Planet Aid are tax deductible.

Planet Aid Earth Day Collection Site
Hudson, NH
Tuesday, April 22

It's no secret that a lot of nature-loving people love Subaru ~ And ~ it's no surprise that Prime Subaru would host the Planet Aid 2014 Earth Day Collection Site! Planet Aid accepts donations of men's, women's and children's clothes, shoes and accessories, as well as blankets, bedspreads, sheets, towels, curtains and fabric. We are surrounded by the beauty of nature. Outdoor recreation of all kinds are easily accessible by car. If you find yourself by the river, at the trail head for a hike, or on the road to the ski areas, you are probably going to see a lot of Subarus! Support Earth Day!

Earth Day Barn Sale
Hollis, NH
Saturday, April 26

This Earth Day barn sale is a HUGE fundraiser for Beaver Brook trails and programs. An entire barn (2 levels) full of books, toys, lawn and garden, jewelry, household items, antiques and surprises for amazing prices. Refreshments will be offered by the Maple Hill Gardeners. It will be held rain or shine; great deals to be found!

Town of Hooksett Earth Day Open House/Touch a Truck Event
Hooksett, NH
Saturday, April 26

A mobile shredder truck will be on site from 9-1 to help shred all of your confidential paperwork. Stop by and check out a short video on what happens to your recycling after it is collected at the curb. There will be free drawings and coloring books and games for the kids. We will also be holding an annual touch a Truck Event! check out all the trucks, equipment and "big rigs" the Town has! In addition, the Department would like to sponsor a community wide roadside litter clean up. We would like to encourage residents, neighborhoods, businesses and local organizations to organize roadside clean ups. Blue trash bags (from New Hampshire the Beautiful) are available at the Recycling and Transfer Department. Get some bags, organize a cleanup and notify us to where it will be held, and the bags will be collected.


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