The Every Day Is Earth Day celebration will return in a modified format April 22-25 with both virtual and socially distanced in-person events to celebrate the 51st Earth Day. The event is named to spread the message that sustainability is about more than just one day of action.
The celebration will kick off on Earth Day, April 22, with a screening of Kiss the Ground, an optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson. Myles Dannhausen Jr. of the Peninsula Pulse will emcee the online event, which will feature additional video shorts.
Visit kresspavilion.org/ededfest for a link and a complete schedule of events. In-person events will be held Saturday, 10 am – 4 pm, and continue Sunday with a special wetland restoration tour at Crossroads at Big Creek.
April 22, 6-8:30 pm
Every Day Is Earth Day Virtual Show
Join the video show emceed by Myles Dannhausen Jr. and featuring When the Earth Moves, a video from the Outrider Institute with Tia Nelson, daughter of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson; video shorts and slides from Door County Earth-caring organizations; and the feature film Kiss the Ground, an optimistic climate documentary narrated by Woody Harrelson. The show will be held via Facebook Live.
Every Day Is Earth Day Events
Kress Pavilion, 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor
10:15 am: Earth Day Yoga with Ann Johnson. No registration is necessary for this socially distanced, masked event.
11:30 am: Early Spring Herb Walk around the Kress Pavilion with Dave LaLuzerne. Some plants are starting to come out, and LaLuzerne will point out which ones can be used to improve health and vitality. No registration is necessary.
1:15 pm: Experience birds of prey with the Open Door Bird Sanctuary.
2:30 pm: Nature Knows Tour. Visit Jim Weikel’s Homestead, 2429 Old Lime Kiln Road in Baileys Harbor, for a Nature Knows tour of Meadow Land – a diverse mixed habitat near Mud Lake Refuge – as well as a discussion of wild intelligence and living together as one to thrive sustainably.
April 25, 1-3 pm
The Big Creek Watershed Day
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay
This family-fun event will feature wetland-restoration tours, a hunt for watershed features, watershed demonstrations, and a tree and seed giveaway by Wild Ones and the Door County Seed Library. Visit crossroadsatbigcreek.org to see the complete details. These events are part of the Every Day Is Earth Day celebrations.
More Events in Honor of Earth Day
April 21, 10:45 am – 12 pm
Using Data to Change People’s Minds about Climate Change
The Climate Change Coalition of Door County and the Citizens’ Climate Lobby Wisconsin are co-hosting Katharine Hayhoe, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, for a virtual presentation. Register at climatechangedoorcounty.com.
April 22 – May 23
Door County Big Plant
Along with the Climate Change Coalition’s plan to distribute 2,021 trees this year, 18 Door County organizations, including nonprofits and municipalities, are working within their organizations – and with local students, community groups and individuals – to plant more than 2,000 trees throughout the county.
As part of that effort, the Door County Land Trust will give away trees or native plants at these locations on these dates:
• April 24, 9 am – 12 pm, Stabbur Beer Garden, 10698 N. Bay Shore Dr. in Sister Bay
• May 1, 9 am – 12 pm, Main Street Market, 7770 Hwy 42 in Egg Harbor
• May 8, 9 am – 12 pm, Southern Door School, 2073 Cty DK in Brussels
• May 15, 9 am – 12 pm, Door County Land Trust office, 23 N. 5th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay
Participants may choose three free plant or tree items per household. A voluntary donation will also initiate a complimentary membership for the remainder of the year.
April 24, 9:30-11:30 am
Crossroads at Big Creek, 2041 Michigan St. in Sturgeon Bay
Volunteer to do cleanup tasks – determined by need and weather – around the preserve. Help out for the entire two hours or just part of the time. Wear weather-appropriate clothes, and supply your own water. Find out more at crossroadsatbigcreek.org.
April 27, 7 pm
A Beginner’s Guide to Using the Door County Map Portal
A Crossroads at Big Creek virtual presentation
Brian Forest, Door County Soil and Water conservationist, will lead a tutorial about how to use the Door County Map Portal to find your watershed address and learn more about your property. Email [email protected] with “DC Map Portal” in the subject line to receive a link.
April 19, 7:30 pm
This series features films about the living soil and its role in bringing down the carbon level in our atmosphere, solving the climate-change crisis and ensuring food security. Email [email protected] to join the online presentation.