Earth Day Events – April 22, 2023

Earth Day 2023

City of Winter Garden Earth Day Events

Saturday, April 22

Since 1970, Earth Day is celebrated annually to show support and raise awareness for the protection of our environment. The City of Winter Garden is commemorating Earth Day 2023 with the following community activities.

Heritage Trees Guided Walking Tour

Celebrate Earth Day 2023 in downtown Winter Garden by enjoying the wonder of nature with a guided Winter Garden Heritage Trees Walking Tour through historic downtown. The Winter Garden Heritage Foundation and the Bloom and Grow Garden Society will lead the 2-mile tour of trees, many of which are 100 years old with trunks over 30” in diameter. Free and no preregistration is required. 

Winter Garden Heritage Trees Walking Tour Map/Brochure

Saturday, April 22 │ Tour Departs, 8:30 am │ Free
Meeting Location │ City Hall (parking lot entrance), 300 W. Plant Street

Heritage Tree Tour Logo 2

Plastic Bag Exchange for a Reusable Tote Bag at the Farmers Market

Celebrate Earth Day with a visit to your local Farmers Market. Buy local and buy fresh! The City’s Sustainability folks will be on hand that day with their Plastic Bag Exchange Program. If you often use a plastic bag for your shopping, this is a good time to exchange it for a reusable bag. Look for the staff at the market’s Information Booth at the Pavilion entrance to receive a complimentary City’s commemorative 120th anniversary reusable tote bag (while supplies last).

Saturday, April 22 │ 8:00 am -1:00 pm │ Free (Tote bag distribution limited to while supplies last.)
Winter Garden Farmers Market, 104 S. Lakeview Avenue

120th Anniv Bag with food

Recycled Art Kids Session to Celebrate Earth Day at the Farmers Market

Come by the Arts in April Tent to make a Recycled Art project to celebrate Earth Day!  Certified Art Educator Lenore Eastham will guide the children to make flowers using everyday materials recycled from home.

The complimentary Kids Art Session is for kids 4 – 12 years old and is part of the Winter Garden Art Association Arts in April community initiative.

Look for the tent in the Parking Garage Plaza during the Winter Garden Farmers Market and take home a custom, recycled art masterpiece to celebrate Earth Day!

Saturday, April 22 │ Kids Art Session, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (Winter Garden Farmers Market, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm) 
Parking Garage Plaza/ Kids Art Tent, 160 S. Boyd Street

Kids Art Sessions

For information about City recycling and sustainability, please call 407.656.411 ext. 5193.

National Prescription Drug TAKE BACK Day Helps Protect the Planet

Observe Earth Day by participating in the City’s National Prescription Take Back Day on April 22 to help protect the environment. Bring your unused, expired, or unwanted pharmaceutical controlled substances and other medications to the Winter Garden Police Department from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for a safe and environmentally conscious way to dispose of medicines. 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agencydrug take back programs are one of the most effective and sustainable ways to dispose of unused medications. Unfortunately, many individuals dispose of medication by flushing down toilets or pouring down drains. This method contaminates oceans, lakes, and sources of drinking water, which leads to harm. Protect your home and your planet by participating in National Prescription Drug TAKE BACK Day. 

Saturday, April 22 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Collection Site: Winter Garden Police Department, 251 W. Plant Street 

DEA Prescription Drug Take Back

WARNING of Fraudulent Online Solicitation: Please note that the City of Winter Garden is NOT soliciting outside vendors for this event. If you receive correspondence by either a third-party company or the likeness of the City of Winter Garden via email or social media about vending at a city event, it is fraudulent solicitation and do NOT engage in providing information or any form of payment.