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Earth Day and Other April Celebrations

Spring Renewal and Earth Day Celebration at the Vista Wellness Center
Monday, April 22, from 11 am to 6 pm.
Yoga sessions begin every hour starting at 11:30 am.
Mindfulness activities, seed exchange, and herbal refreshments.
RSVP with Jen Champion at
This is a community event.

Portland April 2024 Events

It’s Arab American National Heritage Month!  Expand your experience with celebrating this culture through food and art this month.

During the month of April you can check out the playwright of Nassim Soleimanpour, NASSIM. It takes an interesting twist of daily additions of non-scripted theatrical experiment to portray how, “Language can both unite us and divide us.”

Sobrang Sarap (Filipino Food Month) from April 1-30. Explore the taste of Filipino cuisine with the different participating vendors this April! Enjoy creating a food crawl out of the list of 15 participating restaurants. 

Trillium Festival on Saturday, April 6. It celebrates education about the season of renewal in the forest.

Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) Festival on Sunday, April 14 from 12pm-3pm.

Fertile Grounds Festival April 12-21 which celebrates new and local artists in performance arts

Earth Day Cleanup with SOLVE from April 13-22. Volunteer between these dates across Portland to keep it green.

Earth Day at Forest Park on Saturday, April 20 starting at 9am (Free, Volunteer clean up)

New Year in the Park on Saturday, April 27. Celebrating SE ASIAN New Year including countries like Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar. Check out the outdoor event for performances and the highlighted cultural food vendors.

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Earth Day

April 22nd marks when nearly 200 countries observe Earth Day – a holiday that consists of advocating for both policy and environmental change on a global scale. a time when we can invest in our planet. We can create a more sustainable future by helping the environment, one small act at a time.

You can take this opportunity to get involved in your community by picking up trash from neighborhoods, beaches or parks to help prevent any harm to wildlife.  We can all try to find ways to reduce the waste and pollution around us. 

There are other ways we can cut down on our carbon footprint, even in our daily lives. Here are some ways we can celebrate Earth Day.

  • Find alternative transportation to driving (such as biking, carpooling, or taking public transportation).
  • Plant a seed in the ground and help it grow.
  • Use natural cleaners in your home.
  • Use a refillable water bottle to cut down on plastic. 
  • Bring reusable bags to take with you shopping or to the grocery store. 
  • Try to go zero waste at home

Implementing some of these activities can help us reuse, reduce, and recycle more often. We can be kind to the planet by treating it the way we want to be treated. 

While making changes to our lifestyle is one way we can help, getting politically active can also help our voices be heard and push for more widespread change. Consider contacting nonprofit environmental organizations to get involved or make a donation.  Green Dreamer has an extensive list of these organizations, including ones that focus on social and environmental justice, conservation and reforestation, wildlife protection, climate justice, ecological agriculture, and ocean conservation. 

For additional resources, check out the links below. 

Resources For Classroom, At-Home, And Community Learning

Celebrate Earth Day With These 7 Planet-Focused Books

Take Action For Education

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