Earth Day turns 45 this year. Many activities celebrating Earth Day started this past weekend. Don’t worry, if you missed them, there are still things you can do today.
Earth Day Reuse and Recycling Round-up Event
Donated clothing, electronics, shoes, books, household items and cell phones go to Goodwill Industries. While you’re there, get free document shredding from Goodwill Secure Shred.
Give your medicine cabinets a thorough cleaning and bring any unused or expired medicines to Operation Medicine Cabinet. Next go through your garage and collect any hazardous household chemicals, rechargeable batteries, paints, used motor oil and fluorescent bulbs you’ve been storing for collection by Collier County Solid Waste Management.
Location: Towne Centre parking lot, 3759 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. For more information, call 239-995-2106 or 239-252-5354. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day at Naples Botanical Garden
Enjoy a free tour between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Regular park hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is Free for members, $14.95 adults, $9.95 children 4 to 14.
Location: 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. For more information, call 239-643-7275 or visit NaplesGarden.org.
Rookery Bay BOGO
In celebration of Earth Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission” and will be showing a selection of Earth Day films.
Location: Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples, FL 34113 Admission is $5. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Earth Day with Butterflies
A special guided tour of the Tom Allen Butterfly House will teach about local butterflies and about how to attract them to yards. Watch a butterfly tagging demonstration and help with a butterfly release.
Location: Rotary Park Environmental Center, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. 549-4606; capeparks.com 10 a.m.-noon. Free.
Anthropologie: Free Rainforest Crafts for Kids. Spots are limited, so make sure to call your local store to RSVP.
Care2: Save paper and celebrate Earth Day online. Sending 2 free e-Cards generates donations to select organizations.
LG: Earth Day Savings are being offered by LG through the 28th. See the available rebates here.