Thanks to everyone who participated in Earth Day 2022!
We’re still encouraging community members to steward, relax, and play in our City’s 120 parks all week, month, and year!
Check out the activities, events, and ideas below for ways you can celebrate Earth Day in your community and throughout Providence’s parks system.
Your 2022 Earth Day Committee has compiled so many fun ways to get out and celebrate our green spaces, on Earth Day and every day!
Earth Day BinGO!
- Complete four Earth Day ‘calls to action’ (bingo squares) in a row.
- Many of the bingo squares are hyperlinked with more information on how to complete them!
- Use the Free Space for your own ideas. How do you celebrate Earth Day?
- Consider trying one of the ideas or activities listed below!
- Send a pic of your completed BinGO! to Rachel Colaiace with your address by December 31, 2022 to receive your prize via mail!
- Share your BinGO! journey on social media with the hashtag #PVDEarthDay2022 to collect fun rewards for spreading the Earth Day message.
Earth Day Events
Thanks to everyone who participated in an Earth Day event this year!
Earth Day Activities and Informational Links:
Some activities listed below require registration.
- Sign up for an energy audit
- Join a Park Friend/Member Group
- Explore Fairy Garden Days at the Roger Williams Park Botanical Center (April 16-May 1, 2022)
- Visit the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium in Roger Williams Park
- Plan a trip to a new park with the Park Finder
- What reusable bags are acceptable now?
- Take the Pesticide Free Pledge
- Find a wildlife critter along the river! Use this guide
- Visit one of our 13 parks with adult fitness equipment for your next workout!
- Recycle your clothes with Big Brothers Big Sisters of RI
- Learn the benefits of storm water management
- Treat yourself to a self-guided tour to see art in Roger Williams Park
- Walk, bike, or skate instead of driving from place to place in a car
- Participate in Arbor Day tree planting
- Compost! Bring food scraps to Groundwork RI locations
Pesticide Free PVD
Pesticide Free PVD encourages residents, property owners, and businesses to commit to eliminating the use of harmful chemicals like pesticides and fertilizers in lawns and gardens, as well as other toxin containing products in the home. Consider the potential negative health and environmental impacts, learn what it takes to build a healthy ecosystem without harmful fertilizers and pesticides, and take the pledge to go pesticide free. Over 100 households have taken the pledge to maintain their lawn and garden without the use of pesticides or chemicals.
Thank you to the 2022 Earth Day committee:
April Alix, Providence Parks Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership (Co-Chair)
Helene Miller, The Partnership (Co-Chair)
Rachel Colaiace, Providence Parks Department (Co-Chair)
Amanda Peavey, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Betty Linda, Friend of Providence Parks
Carole Finger, Friend of Providence Parks
Cassie Tharinger, Providence Neighborhood Planting Program
Cheryl Custer, Neutaconkanut Hill Conservancy
Doug Still, Providence Parks Department
Doug Victor, Friends of Peace and Plenty Park
Elder Gonzalez Trejo, Providence Office of Sustainability
James Lolio, Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village
Jessica David, Providence Foundation
Kevin Essington, Roger Williams Park Conservancy
Lisa Aurecchia, Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council
Liza Burkin, Providence Street Coalition
Ron Patalano, Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village
Shareen Knowlton, Roger Williams Park Zoo and Carousel Village
Siobhan Callahan, West Broadway Neighborhood Association
Taylor Keys, P3
Special shout out to the Partnership for Providence Parks’ Teen Clean & Green Team for their work on the BinGO! card design!