4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in D.C. This Year

By Abby Dupes | April 7, 2021 |

On the 22nd, go green by celebrating our planet with these events.


Attend Living Earth Virtual Festival 2021 with the National Museum of the American Indian
Celebrating our connection to the planet, this interactive, four-day fête unites the best Native innovators and practitioners who are dedicated to utilizing Indigenous expertise to protect and sustain the environment. From cooking demonstrations with Indigikitchen founder Mariah Gladstone to impactful film screenings and live-streamed expert-led dialogues, this year’s festival examines agriculture practices, fresh concepts and sustainability in Indigenous communities and Native-owned businesses. Apr. 22–25, 202.633.1000, americanindian.si.edu

Garden and Cook for Spring with the United States Botanic Garden
Get your green thumb ready—the U.S. Botanic Garden’s experts are hosting an online class that novices to advanced gardeners will enjoy. Using simple design techniques, the staff members will show participants how to style their lush spring container gardens as well as give tips on how to best take care of the plants and help them stay fresh all season long. Afterward, join their digital cooking tutorial where nutritionist and cooking instructor Danielle Cook will demonstrate how to properly prepare a delicious dish with fresh peppers appearing as the star ingredient. Apr. 22, 10:30am – 11:30am, 12pm, 202.225.8333, usbg.gov

Tour the Outdoors with Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
With COVID-19 restrictions still in place, exploring the outdoors over the internet is a fantastic idea. With Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens participants can tour the sprawling property nestled in the hills of Northwest DC via Zoom from the comfort of their couch. Discover Hillwood’s conservation efforts from the estate’s director of horticulture, Jessica Bonilla. Learn more about the bright blossoms in the pollinator gardens, the new native species garden with a bio-retention pond, worm composting and energy-saving technologies. Apr. 22, 1:30pm, 202.686.5807, hillwoodmuseum.org

Dine Sustainably at Fancy Radish

For those who are seeking an upscale method of contributing to a greener environment, an eco-conscious dinner reservation is a solution. At James Beard-nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s H Street Corridor eatery, low carbon footprint foods are the name of the game. Inventive vegan and vegetarian creations like the bold, crispy cauliflower tacos, chermoula grilled tofu and zesty Meyer lemon tart make eating green simple and delicious. 600 H. St. NE., 202.675.834, fancyradishdc.com


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