Celebrate Earth Day 2015 in Hampton Roads

Earth Day is a great opportunity to spend a little time outside and dig in for the planet! Here are some events going on in the area.

Wednesday, April 22

Outer Banks: 2:00p.m. to 7:00 p.m. OBX Cares Day Several organizations will have their own Informative booths. All retail profits from individual booths will go to that specific assembly. Come out and support your Community for Animal Rescue and Earth Sustainability. Outer Banks Brewing Station: Free

Thursday, April 23- Saturday, April 25

Chesapeake Great Dismal Swamp Birding Festival This year’s annual event will be held on April 23, 24, 25, 2015.  There will be guided bird walks and bus tours, canoe birding, workshops, beginning birding classes, family activities, and more! Plan to attend! Great Dismal Swamp: Free

Saturday, April 25

Virginia Beach 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Hampton Roads Green Breakfast What is the solution to find solutions for the challenges we face for the environment, our economy and society? The Green Breakfast offers an opportunity to meet others with concerns and ideas for sharing, collaborating and moving forward. Learn, share and collaborate at the Hampton Roads Green Breakfast. Virginia Wesleyan College: Free

Virginia Beach 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Earth Day Celebration at First Landing State Park The Fifth Annual First Landing Tree Army is assembling to move out on their mission to battle unauthorized trails. While past Tree Armies have given a terrific effort, there are still sensitive habitat areas in danger from use of other unauthorized trails. This year we will be planting in these areas with small trees, so again we are calling on the caring citizens of Virginia to sponsor trees and to come out to plant trees. First Landing State Park: Free

Chesapeake 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Reel Paddling Film Festival The REEL Paddling Film Festival showcases the world’s best paddling films to audiences in the United States and around the world. The festival inspires more people to explore rivers, lakes and oceans, push physical and emotional extremes, embrace the lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the wild places we paddle. The film festival is returning to Chesapeake for its second year. Hyatt Place Chesapeake/Greenbrier: $5