On Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Earth Day Networks will celebrate its 45th annual series of “Earth Day.” This worldwide event is designed to promote environmental protection. Home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet including Everglades National Park and the Great Florida Reef, South Florida offers no shortage of activities intended to educate the public on sustainability and encourage green living not only on Earth Day but year-round.

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Vizcaya Village
3250 South Miami Ave.
Miami, FL 33129
(305) 250-9133

Date: April 21, 2015 at 6 p.m.

To help celebrate Earth Day 2015, Vizcaya Museum & Gardens will be hosting “Earth Day Eve Celebration: Get Your Green On” on Tuesday, April 21 from 6 to 9 p.m. ET. This free event will take place at Vizcaya Village, located next to the Science Museum parking lot. Encouraged to RSVP, attendees can enjoy music and refreshments while networking with members of the Million Trees Miami campaign, which aims to plant one million trees in Miami-Dade County by the year 2020.

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Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park
1200 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, Florida 33149
(305) 361-5811

Date: April 25, 2015 at 9 a.m.

Managed by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is only one of the many locations where South Florida volunteers congregate to take part of the annual Biscayne Bay Clean Up Day. Highlighting the Baynanza 2015 festivities, this free event will take place on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. until noon. Want to celebrate Earth Day 2015 by helping cleanup Biscayne Bay’s shorelines and nearby islands? If so, please visit their website or call (305) 372-6784 for more information and additional locations.

Enchanted Forest Elaine Gordon Park
1725 N.E. 135 St.
North Miami, Florida 33181
(305) 895-1119

Date: April 25, 2015 at 9 a.m.

In North Miami, the “2015 Earth Day Clean-Up” initiative is yet another way for South Florida volunteers to show “Mother Earth” some love. Like most Earth Day 2015 activities, this one will also be held on Saturday, April 25. Keep in mind that registration gets underway at 8 a.m., followed by the actual clean-up which will take place from 9 a.m. until Noon. Please visit their website for more information, or simply call the Parks and Recreation Department at (305) 895-9840.

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Joe Celestin Center
1525 N.W. 135th St.
North Miami, FL 33161
(305) 953-3080

Date: April 25, 2015 at 9 a.m.

It’s no secret that volunteers are the essential part of clean-up activities, and this event is open to all ages and is free of charge. Those looking to partake are encouraged to arrive and register half-hour before the event at 8:30 a.m. A parent or guardian must accompany minors wishing to volunteer. Please read and fill out the following forms in order to participate: Volunteer Waiver Form (Minors) and Volunteer Waiver Form (Adults).

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