(Dublin, OH) — Every day is Earth Day in Dublin, and to celebrate the City of Dublin has a month-long celebration planned to encourage Dublin residents to take part in making lifestyle changes that will help protect our planet.
As the City of Dublin continues to limit the gathering of groups due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will not be scheduling large, in-person Earth Day projects this year. Instead, staff created unique ways we can safely celebrate our planet throughout the month of April.
Earth Day Poster Contest
Dublin kids are encouraged to submit artwork depicting how Earth Day is celebrated in the Dublin community. The winning design will be featured as the 2022 Dublin Earth Day Celebration logo!
Earth Month Events
- Document Destruction Day: April 10, from 9 a.m. to Noon
- Document shredding services will be offered to City residents at no cost on this day.
- Create Your Own Native Garden Drive-Thru Event: April 24, from 10 a.m. to Noon
- Pick up a free, native plant for your backyard. Pre-registration is required.
- Prescription Drug Take Back Day: April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Help keep prescription drugs out of our waterways and attend the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) national Prescription Drug Take Back Day drive-thru event.
- Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day: May 8, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) is hosting a household hazardous waste disposal event in Dublin.
Social Media Contest
Anyone who posts a photo on Instagram using #GreenerInDublin between now and Arbor Day on April 30, 2021, will be entered to win one of 10 tree seedlings to plant in their garden.
Earth Month Video Series
Each week, the City of Dublin will release a new video on its YouTube channel highlighting an Earth Month topic (water quality, native plants, composting and Arbor Day) and corresponding activity.
Programs and Activities
The Dublin Community Recreation Center will offer six fun outdoor activities during Earth Month including a Hide & Seek Scavenger Hunt, Storybook Forest, Can You Dig It?, Spring Hike Series, Family Fishing Fun and Twilight Trek.
Dublin Arts Council Wishing Tree
During the month of April, Dublin residents can visit the Dublin Arts Council’s ARTboxes throughout the community to inscribe a biodegradable tag with a wish. Then they can tie it to the Wishing Tree on the Dublin Arts Center plaza at 7125 Riverside Drive. On Arbor Day, April 30, the Wishing Tree will be planted on Dublin Arts Council’s grounds, along with the wishes to nurture, heal and grow. The tree is a Kindred Spirit Upright Oak, specially selected by the City of Dublin’s Forestry team.
Tree City USA and Tree City of the World
The City of Dublin is proud to be named a Tree City USA for the 34th year in a row and a Tree City of the World for the second year! Dublin’s urban forest is rich with diverse species of trees and the City’s Horticulture and Forestry teams are to thank for maintaining the health and beauty of more than 60 parks and 30,000 street trees throughout the City.
The City of Dublin is committed to preserving green space with its 60+ parks, encouraging bicycling with its 100+ miles of paths, reducing emissions with one of the greenest fleets in the nation—the list goes on. Dublin is truly home to environmental stewardship.
For more information about these Earth Month opportunities please visit DublinOhioUSA.gov/earthmonth and follow the City of Dublin on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Nextdoor.
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