Colorful Earth

Green Columbus
Earth Day Community Service Volunteer Events and Earth Day at the Commons

Volunteer dates: April 8-15, various locations
Earth Day Celebration: April 22, 1-7pm, Columbus Commons, Town and High Streets, downtown Columbus, Free
The largest Earth Day volunteer service project in the nation! Service sites vary in size from 5 to 300 volunteers and range from neighborhood litter sweeps, community gardens, and river-cleanups to tree planting and invasive species removal.
We will cap off Earth Day Volunteer Week with a community celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Join us rain or shine at Columbus Commons downtown for a day-long celebration featuring local music, family-friendly activities, eco-friendly artisans, and Columbus' best food trucks.
Main Stage schedule/line-up:
1:30pm-2:15pm - Joey Hendrickson and The Sleepless Nights
2:45pm-3:30pm – Mr. Eric Music (4 Kids rocks!)
4:00pm-4:45pm - Clemens & CO
5:30pm-6:45pm – Hebdo
The After Party will be indoors at Brothers Drake, 26 E. Fifth Ave., from 9:00pm-9:45pm with Orion and The Constellations, and 10:00pm-1130pm featuring Doc Robinson.
Questions about Earth Day Columbus service sites or volunteer opportunities can be directed to For media inquiries, send an email to Earth Day Director Kristen Pendrey at


Kossuth Street Garden Earth Day event

Saturday, April 15, 11am-2pm
641 E. Kossuth St., Columbus
Earth Day is a time to bring all good folks together who love Mother Earth, gardening, social awareness and a sense of community pride in the Southern Orchards neighborhood. Our event volunteers can go to and sign up at our official host site. We will tend the soil, plant crops, rebuild some of our container beds, work the compost heaps and enjoy music while eating fresh fruits and vegetables. We will have some educational exhibits and you can ask our gardeners about any questions you may have about plant diseases, soil amendments, bees, worms and companion planting. Bring some gloves, water and your garden tool of any kind to help us dig and remove old growth. If you have a book or two for our famous "Little Library,” please bring them as well. Find us on Facebook under our garden name and contact us at Invite anyone you wish and enjoy a few hours getting to know us while helping Earth Day Columbus grow. Your mother (Earth) would be proud of you.


It is WGRN 94.1’s first Earth Day Birthday!

Friday, April 21, Happy Hour from 4 until 8 PM, Actual Brewing Company, 655 James Rd., Columbus

WGRN, Columbus’ new Pacifica Radio Network affiliate, will be on the air for one year on Earth Day 2017 and we’re celebrating by kicking off Earth Day weekend with an Earth Day Birthday party! WGRN brings our Columbus community the best radio on the air with programs by, for and about women, the environment, social justice and the best, life-enriching music and cultural arts programming. Music from Bob Sauls, Victoria Parks and others! Two free beer tickets at the door. There is a $5 suggested donation and free parking. Raffle tickets will be given to volunteers who sign on to help Earth Day Columbus clean up our ravines, plant trees, or do some community gardening. Volunteers will gather Earth Day morning. Go to for volunteer sign up. Then WGRN invites everyone to join us on the Columbus Commons on Earth Day, April 22 from Noon until 9 PM for more music food and fun!


Earth Day March for Science - Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, April 22 at 10 AM - 2 PM
COSI, 333 W. Broad St. to the Ohio Statehouse

Columbus March for Science is an adamantly nonpartisan group made up of scientists, educators, and science enthusiasts who have joined to represent Columbus in the globally coordinated Marches for Science. Science is the foundation of our modern life and economy. We believe that:

• government policies for healthcare, education, environmental protection, agriculture, and food safety should be based on scientific evidence;

• everyone deserves clean air, clean water, and a safe food supply;

• climate change, ecosystem destruction and pollution are urgent problems needing fact-based answers; and

• scientific truth should never be censored.

Unfortunately, right now, many of these principles are under attack. The March for Science began as a grassroots effort supported by citizens and scientists who are concerned about changes in federal policy and the proposed federal budget that could threaten critical scientific work by federal agencies.


A Fierce Green Fire: The Battle for a Living Planet

Tuesday, April 25, 7-9pm

Drexel Theater, 2254 E. Main St.

Earth Day and People's Climate Mobilization Special Event - FREE!

This powerful film is the first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. From halting dams in the Grand Canyon to battling 20,000 tons of toxic waste at Love Canal; from Greenpeace saving the whales to Chico Mendes and the rubbertappers saving the Amazon; from climate change to the promise of transforming our civilization... the film tells vivid stories about people fighting - and succeeding - against enormous odds. Donations support the nonprofit Drexel theatre. Reserve free tickets on Eventbrite.


People's Climate March for Climate, Jobs and Justice - Columbus, Ohio

Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM - 7 PM
In collaboration with: PEOPLE'S CLIMATE MARCH 2017 in Washington D.C.

COSI, 333 E. Broad Street to the Ohio Statehouse

In the context of the Trump Administration’s climate change denying and a Congress controlled by the right-wing, it is clear that we all must protect the gains made in recent years. This new administration is attacking the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more. It’s up to us to stop that from happening before it starts.

Speakers, musicians, artists, dancers, and all talented individuals: send an email to with your name, preferred contact method(s), preferred time slot(s), and your talent to be put on the schedule of events for this powerful climate march!

Get on the C-bus to the People’s Climate March on Washington

Ride the bus to DC - $50 round trip (scholarships and volunteer opportunities available)

People will march for Peace, People, and the Planet.


·         Environmental & Economic Justice

·         Climate Justice

·         Good Green Jobs

·         Global Justice Movements

·         Sustainable Development

·         Energy Systems that promote Life

For More Information Contact: Community Organizing Center,

Bus Sponsored by Sierra Club, Community Organizing Center, blue Green Alliance, SEIU, CWA, and many more global justice organizations.