Earth Day 2023:: Invest in Our Planet

Earth Day is an annual event held on April 22 to show support for protecting our planet. The first Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970! It now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.
From getting outdoors for Earth Day to raising awareness on social media or switching to sustainable products there are so many fun and educational ways to embrace Earth Day this year!


Here are ways you can celebrate Earth Day all year round!

Updated 3/26/2024

Family Friendly Earth Day 2023 Events in Central Florida

Downtown Orlando

April 5 – Bike to Work Day 2024, SoDo Shopping Plaza, 32 West Crystal Lake Street, Orlando, 7 – 10AM, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer will pedal into work on Friday, March 22, 2024, as part of the city’s annual tradition of hosting Bike to Work Day events. Riders will meet at 7 a.m. at the SoDo Shopping Plaza, then head out at 8 a.m. on a police-escorted group ride through the streets of downtown Orlando to City Hall. A Bike to Work Day celebration will be set up at City Hall Plaza beginning at 8 a.m. for downtown workers to learn more about the city’s bike projects and connect to local organizations, like Bike Walk Central Florida and the Orlando Bike Coalition.

April 13 – Earth Day Community Cleanup, 9 – 11AM, In honor of Earth Day, Rep. Anna V. Eskamani is joining forces with Rep. LaVon Bracy Davis as well as O-Town Compost, to host a community clean up! We’ll be taking action in our shared vision of a cleaner and more beautiful world, and you are invited, too! We’ll supply all the clean up tools you need, though we ask that you dress comfortably with closed-toe shoes. You’re encouraged to bring a refillable water bottle to stay hydrated and reduce plastic waste. We’ll be meeting in Orlando; please RSVP for exact address!

April 20 – Central Florida Earth Day, Lake Eola Park, 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, 10AM – 6PM, Central Florida Earth Day is brought to you by Vegetarians of Central Florida, a social and educational group for vegans and those aspiring to be in the Central Florida area. Central Florida Earth Day has a variety of activities and information for everyone! Music, speakers, massage, kid’s activities, and more will all be available to let you know what you can do to help your health, the animals, and the planet–while have fun doing it. Many fun and educational activities will be happening throughout the day at Central Florida Earth Day! Come out for the whole day and take in as much as you can.

April 22 – Ivanhoe Village Earth Day Clean Up, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Rd, Orlando, 5:30 – 7:30PM, Come join us for our Earth Day clean-up event alongside the Ivanhoe Village community. This event is great for anyone. Bring out your friends, family, or anyone you know who wants to help keep Orlando beautiful. Meet in front of Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company. All needed materials and supplies will be provided. Dress for a mess, as you will be working out in the elements.

April 26 – Earth Day Work Day, City Hall Plaza, 400 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, 11AM – 1PM, Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and the City of Orlando’s Green Works team for Earth Day Work Day.  Downtown workers, residents and the local community are invited to enjoy their lunch outdoors at the City Hall Plaza where they will learn about sustainability and environmental stewardship. This event will feature music, games, prizes and other activities.

East Orlando

April 2 – How Does a Seed Grow?: Part of Our Earth Day Celebration, Alafaya Branch Library,12000 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, 11AM – 12PM, With our little hands we can make a difference and care for our environment. Let’s read, learn and play through a fun celebration for Earth Day! Recommended for ages 3-5.


April 18 – Earth Day, Hooray!, North Orange Branch Library, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka, 11AM – 12PM, It’s never too early to start learning about protecting our planet! Enjoy nature-friendly stories, crafts and activities with your little one. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.

Winter Garden/Ocoee/Clermont

April 20 – Earth Day Festival and Lake Clean Up, Lake Hiawatha, 450 12th Street, West of the Roundabout, Clermont, 7:30AM – 12PM, Join us for this free way to celebrate Earth Day as a community. Featuring a Lake Clean up with Environmental education, kids zone, DJ, and more!  Lake Cleanup will be from 7:30AM – 10:30AM. Earth Day Festival will be from 9:00AM – 12:00PM.

Winter Park/College Park/Baldwin Park

April 6 – City-wide Earth Month and Great American Cleanup, 9AM – 11PM, In honor of Earth Month and as a part of the nation-wide Great American Cleanup, volunteer to cleanup one of five locations city-wide: MLK Park, Ward Park, Dowtown Winter Park neighborhoods, Baldwin park, Howell Branch Preserve. Volunteer to clean up litter around the park (including surrounding neighborhood). Supplies (safety vests, gloves, and trash bags) will be provided. Water cooler provided – please bring a reusable bottle! Walking, biking and carpooling are encouraged. We will meet behind the Events Center at the Unity Bridge.

April 21 – College Park Cleanup, 11AM – 1PM, Please join College Park Main Street’s Design Committee for a College Park Cleanup day! The Committee works with members of the community and local groups to keep the Drive and surrounding areas clean, and we could use your help. Come alone, or bring a friend, family member, and neighbor and let’s work together to keep College Park looking its best!

Lake Mary/Sanford

April 20 – Earth Day – Recycle! Magazine Silhouette Art for Tweens (Ages 8-12), Northwest Branch Library, 580 Green Way Blvd, Lake Mary, 10 – 11:30AM, Celebrate Earth Day by creating art with old magazines! First, pick your favorite silhouette. Then clip colorful pieces from magazines to create a cool collage featuring the silhouette. All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own magazines for a personal touch. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. This program is FREE. 

Oveido/Winter Springs

April 13 – Spring Garden Swap, Central Branch Library, 215 N Oxford Rd, Casselberry, 1 – 4PM, Have too many plants? Relandscaping your garden? Trade in your extra plants and give them a second chance. Garden swap organized by Kristen Stehli, North Orlando Garden and Swap.  FREE. For Adults and Families. Meets In-person. Registration not required.

April 16 – Earth Day – Recycle! Magazine Silhouette Art for Tweens (Ages 8-12), Central Branch Library, 215 N Oxford Rd, Casselberry, 6 – 7:30PM, Celebrate Earth Day by creating art with old magazines! First, pick your favorite silhouette. Then clip colorful pieces from magazines to create a cool collage featuring the silhouette. All materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own magazines for a personal touch. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. This program is FREE.

April 27 – We Love Earth: A Celebration of Earth Day, Central Branch Library, 215 N Oxford Rd, Casselberry, 10 – 11AM, Join us for Earth Day stories and science at 10:00. Then travel around to each of our craft and activity stations! Designed for ages 3 & up. Families are welcome. No registration is required. This program is FREE.

Lake Nona/St. Cloud

April 20 – Earth Day Celebration, Veteran’s Memorial Library, 810 13th Street, St Cloud, 10AM – 1PM, Join us and the Osceola County Library System to celebrate Earth Day. We will have local vendors, crafts for all ages, food trucks, the shred truck, eco presentations, face painting and more!

Mt. Dora

April 13 – Earth Day Gardening Event!, Nunan Butterfly Garden, 1995 N Donnelly St, Mount Dora, 10AM – 1PM, Two Earth Day events at once! Florida Native Plant Sale: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM, Interested in hard-to-find Florida native plants? Attract pollinators and beautify your yard with Florida native plants, available for sale by the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. Plant & Seed Swap: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM. Plants and seeds should be labeled and ready to swap. Please dig plants in advance of the swap so they can recover well, and don’t forget to bring bags or boxes for your new plants! Full swap rules and guidelines available at the library. Held at the Nunan Butterfly Garden. Door prize tickets for all! Docent-led tours of the butterfly garden!

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Sustainable Products

Embrace these sustainable products and slowly start making the switch! It is an overwhelming and daunting {and super expensive} task to go all in at once, but little changes lead to big changes over time!

Even small steps can pave the way toward saving the planet!

Roll’eat Sustainable, Eco-friendly, Reusable Food Wrappers and Bags

Make everyday a day you give back to the Earth by reusing an innovative solution for mealtime to go!  Roll’eat sustainable, eco-friendly, reusable food wrappers and bags are now available in the USA to help consumers get on-the-go with breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in between manufactured from durable and washable fabrics. Simply pack, snack, clean and rewrap snacks, sandwiches and more with Roll’eats stylish and useful collections of Boc’n’Roll sustainable sandwich bags, Snack’n’Go zero waste snack bags and a Snack’n’Go Duo. Enjoy finding your favorite Roll’eat reusable food wrapper or bag from their beautiful variety of solid colors, patterns like tile and patchwork, and fresh designs with fruits, nature, animals and more. You can also choose from their new Bio Collection that offers the Boc’n’Roll and Snack’n’Go made of 100% biodegradable materials.

DYPER, Better Diapers, Responsible, Eco, Soft, Absorbent, Convenient

From start to finish, DYPER is the better, sustainable option for your baby, the planet, and your wallet. DYPER has successfully diverted over 10 million pounds of plastic waste from landfills to date through their optional composting program, REDYPER.

Traditional diapers can sit in a landfill for up to 500 years, and each diaper can contain the plastic equivalent to two water bottles. DYPER’s high-performing, premium diapers are unprinted, unscented, soft to the touch, yet extremely durable and absorbent. They are crafted with viscose fibers from responsibly sourced Bamboo and can be responsibly composted through their optional REDYPER service. DYPER is available on Amazon, Thrive Market, select Whole Foods Market locations and their website.


Unlike other baby apparel, Kyte BABY has the softest baby and adult pajamas that are economically sourced out of bamboo! Bamboo is three degrees cooler than cotton, while also being hypoallergenic. Award-winning, celebrity-loved, sleep bags and baby apparel!  The fabric itself also promotes the smart use of resources and sustainability. Bamboo is the best choice for your baby and for the planet’s future, and this way of thinking is evident in every aspect of Kyte BABY! The founder’s daughter suffered from infant eczema and she needed comfortable clothing for her at night time for her sensitive, itchy skin, bamboo’s buttery soft fabric was the best answer for her baby girl! She invested in and created Kyte BABY for all babies, and mommies too!

Camas Lily Co

No matter the occasion, you deserve to feel special and honor your femininity with timeless and sustainable robes from Camas Lilly Co. The brand has entirely committed itself to designs that are actually good for the environment. By strictly using deadstock, they are saving landfills from hundreds of pounds of fabric by turning them into gorgeous robes. On top of their promise to preserve the beauty in nature, they are also embracing the beauty in women everywhere. By engaging in slow fashion and producing small batches, they have the ability to be inclusive to all sizes by providing beautiful robes that fit women from X-Small to 3X-Large. Plus, part of every purchase is donated to local animal rescue shelters in Los Angeles. No matter what, Camas Lilly is honoring you, Mother Nature, and everything she provides.

Earth Baby

Committed to using certified organic fruit and vegetable-based ingredients, Earth Baby’s products are non-toxic, gentle, and effective on baby skin, hair, and body. Earth Baby products provide immediate moisturization and superior hydration, emollient oils and vitamins with a time-controlled release, and dramatically reduced need for high levels of UV filters. They also have a best-selling, moisturizing, organic, hand-sanitizer for even children’s hands! Founded by a grandmother, mother, and orphan, Earth Baby’s founder donates 1% of all sales to two incredible organizations (Preface Project Foundation and Folded Flag Foundation) that build a better tomorrow and impact our community by fostering opportunities for the next generation as a token of gratitude to those that helped her along the way.

Terrakai Skin

High-end skin-care collections that will bring the spa to your home daily! Terrakai Skin has ingredients that are native to Australian regions! Their Australian botanical ingredients are sourced solely from where the botanical ingredient comes from, which is why customers will pay for their skincare! They sustainably harvest the most potent, resilient botanicals, from Kangaroo Paw to Kakadu Plum to Snowflower, and add in high quality ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen to create super serums to make your skin plump, hydrated and glow. The thoughtful design that underpins every Terrakai Skin formulation allows us to tick all the boxes on our founding mission: Environmentally conscious, 100% vegan, and high-performance. With 25 products to choose from, you will find a line perfect for your skin type!

Suki Skincare

Suki Skincare is your beauty essential skincare line.  Not only are their products organic, skin-brightening, skin hydrating and anti-aging, Suki knows how to meet each cycle in your life and how your skin reacts to each cycle, which is why Suki treats your skin differently at different stages of its life.Suki has the right routine for your skin cycle. Suki is your best friend when it comes to finding the right skincare treatment. No matter what stage your skin is in, Suki has a plan for you! What works for a new mom, for instance, doesn’t necessarily meet the needs of menopausal women or a woman fighting cancer. The brand understands the cycle of a woman’s skin and celebrates every stage in her life. They explain that it’s more than too much oil or tons of dryness. We must understand the hormonal shifts and other bodily changes associated with age and environmental factors. It all matters and helps determine the correct skin cycle.

Momotaro Apotheca

Momotaro Apotheca is a certified organic, its plant-based ingredients safely support the body’s natural ability to self-regulate and help it heal itself without interfering with hormones, pH levels, or pheromones. They are a proactive sexual self-care line designed to address common yet uncomfortable vulvovaginal issues such as itching, infection, or general irritation. Think of it as your go-to, must-have in the bathroom cabinet at all times when it comes to the health and comfort of your outside vaginal area. The brand provides gentler, more effective products that address the physical and psychological issues associated with sexual health. Their number one seller is their Salve! It’s sexual wellness at your fingertips. The salve naturally addresses bacterial vaginosis and pH imbalance! A comforting and powerful balm made with echinacea, tea tree and calendula that all soothes symptoms of infection, pain, & itching.

Baesix Limited

“Baesix (/ˈbasics/) is your vegan, organic, cruelty-free, inclusive & eco-responsible simple, skincare routine for happy skin everyday! Baesix skincare is ONLY SIX steps to healthier skin! The “BAE” means “Before Anyone Else” – meaning love yourself first then others will fall in love with you too; and the “SIX” stands for the six simple steps to follow for glowing, healthy skin! Baesix developed their unique formulas from scratch in Korea with a focus on healthy hydration and bioactive nourishment. They use 100% organically certified bamboo in their products. As one of nature’s richest sources of silica; bamboo extract is known to stimulate the production of collagen, loaded with antioxidants that combat free radicals, and boasts potent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial qualities. Not only are the products AMAZINGLY good for your skin, but the packaging is AMAZINGLY good for our planet! Their packaging is either biodegradable or 100% recyclable. Their bottles are made from corn starch and bamboo, their tins are aluminum, their paper is FSC certified and refills sachets are made from sugarcane!

G&B Pro

Whether you are a freelance stylist traveling the globe or work exclusively in your neighborhood to be a “house call hero,” having your tools safe and secure is essential to your reputation. G&B PRO Mobile Stations gives stylists all the support they need to better serve their clients. Promoting a culture of professionalism and fun while providing stylists with the necessary tools for mobile grooming is vital in everything G&B PRO does. Each G&B PRO product is made from ethically sourced materials and never tested on animals. G&B PRO knows the modern stylist needs something that fits their lifestyle and values, which is why they are committed to keeping them mobile while being environmentally friendly.

Splish Splash Handmade Products

Small batch and vegan aromatherapy never felt so good! Splish Splash Handmade Products are made with all-natural ingredients and formulated for those with sensitive skin to create a hand-picked at-home spa experience. The founder was inspired by the Hammam Spa culture, a traditional bathing and cleansing ritual from her Moroccan heritage. She creates soap, loofahs, bath bombs, massage bars, lip balms and much more. All products are made in Vancouver and are cruelty-free, vegan, paraben free, sulfate-free and phthalate-free.

Urban Originals

Urban Originals creates drop-dead gorgeous bags that are Uber practical, without using any animal leather. The brand is 100% cruelty-free and vegan. Urban Originals uses the finest quality vegan leathers and recycled materials where possible and works to very low chemical requirements. So when you buy Urban Originals, you can feel as good as you look.


Premium and sustainable skincare that’s actually affordable! Auraïha is a fresh, fun, eco-friendly brand that bridges the gap between drugstore offerings and luxury-priced options found at popular retailers like Sephora. The clean beauty products are free from any harmful ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, silicones, and synthetic fragrances and are cruelty-free and EWG-verified. They proudly use sustainable packaging that is recyclable, reusable, and zero-waste, with non-toxic labeling ink and biodegradable adhesives. Simple and to the point, Auraïha enhances your natural beauty in under five minutes and cultivates a relationship between skin and overall wellness in line with the “skin first” movement.

Butter & Me

Ditch those plastic body wash containers with ingredients you can’t even pronounce! Butter & Me takes what’s most important in bath and body products and uses a minimalistic approach in simplified plastic-free versions. The brand’s mission is to help consumers avoid using plastic containers and materials by making multi-purpose products with amazing benefits in a bar format. From head to toe, enjoy 100% plant-based active ingredients that are simple and effective. Products are great for the travel-bound with the ultimate convenience and space savings. There are no more than five core ingredients in each product, all vegan and cruelty-free.

Empty Provisions Footwear

Your go-to sandals for years to come. No need to continue buying cheap sandals that only last one season! Empty Provisions Footwear is an ethical line of footwear that is committed to designing and producing items that are sustainable, comfortable, and stylish. After noticing a gap in the market for shoes that are modern, cute, and durable while being kind to the environment, founder Chrissy Durden sought to create a brand that followed these goals and ideals. Every shoe is designed in Somerville, MA and crafted by hand in small batches in central Maine with the materials also being sourced locally. Since less than 1% of shoes in the U.S. are made here, they take great pride in their partnership with local New England craftspeople to support their businesses. Sourcing and crafting locally also means Empty Provisions is minimizing their carbon footprint by reducing unnecessary CO2 emissions.

O'o Hawaii

Skincare that’s just as kind to your skin as it is to mother earth! O’o Hawaii is a cruelty-free and sustainable line that ensures that the natural resources of its ingredients are preserved and protected. The brand focuses on keeping things simple to achieve its ultimate beauty goals of healthy, glowing skin from the inside out.  At the root are antioxidants grown in Hawaii’s nutrient-rich, volcanic ash soil, exclusive Triple Boosting Complexes™, and real crystals from nature. All products are non-GMO, vegetarian and cruelty-free with reusable packaging. The brand’s integrative skincare is made to enrich skin by giving it the nutrients needed for anti-aging and protection against harsh environmental hazards of daily life, such as UV damage. Founder Holly Harding is an expert in integrative nutrition and realized the disconnect between internal nutrition and external skincare. So, she created a line with both skincare and oral supplements. For every online sale, O’o Hawaii donates $1.00 to the Keauhou Bird Conservation Center Discovery Forest program.


Save space in your luggage and stress in the packing process by packing the ultimate One Piece from REVVV Swim. In a world of swimsuits that are either way too sporty for hanging out in the sun or too fashion-orientated for secure laps in the water, REVVV Swim is encouraging women to not compromise on what they want and need. Made out of 100% recycled Italian fabrics and designed and made in NYC, the recycled fabric supports an on-the-go lifestyle with the 100% recycled nylon’s 4-way stretch, wrinkle-free material, and quick-dry technology.


Protect your lips from wrinkles while minimizing plastic waste with this reusable straw and tumbler! Ever wonder how some people always have luscious, healthy, and young-looking lips? Well, there’s a safe and all-natural way to achieve just that and it doesn’t take a trip to a doctor’s office! It all has to do with how you use a straw. Introducing LipSips, the reusable food-grade silicone device that prevents lip wrinkles. Attach it to any drinking straw and enjoy a better way to drink your favorite beverages.

How are you celebrating Earth Day?

We’d love to hear how you and your family are embracing Earth Day 2022! Share your inspiration and projects with us!


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