2022 Earth Week Naperville celebrates 52nd annual Earth Day

  • Cub Scout Pack 317 work on a litter picking project during Earth Week 2021. Sign-up is ongoing for this year's volunteer opportunities in the Naperville area.

    Cub Scout Pack 317 work on a litter picking project during Earth Week 2021. Sign-up is ongoing for this year's volunteer opportunities in the Naperville area. Courtesy of Naperville Park District

 
 
Updated 3/15/2022 7:12 PM

Naperville Park District and the City of Naperville are collaborating with other local organizations and governments to celebrate Earth Week Naperville.

This community effort commemorates the 52nd annual Earth Day, which is April 22, centered on the theme, "Invest in Our Planet."

 

The community is invited to participate in special events, volunteer projects, or ongoing eco-friendly initiatives, beginning in April and continuing through May.

Those participating in Earth Week Naperville activities are encouraged to post photos and comments on social media to the hashtags #earthweeknaperville or #investinourplanet.

The local volunteer activities for 2022 in the Naperville area are listed at www.napervilleparks.org/earthweekvolunteeropportunities.

Volunteer opportunities for individuals or small groups include work days in forest preserves and parks, the annual DuPage River Sweep and more.

The City of Naperville's annual Arbor Day Tree Sale is available online through 5 p.m. on Friday, April 15, with drive-through pickup on Saturday, April 23 at Naperville Public Works Service Center, located at 180 Fort Hill Drive.

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Naperville Park District is offering a Shred Event at Fort Hill Activity Center from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 16.

Rain barrels and composters may be ordered for home delivery or pickup from The Conservation Foundation from April through September.

The Earth Day Fair is returning as an indoor special event at Fort Hill Activity Center on Sunday, April 24, from 1-4 p.m.

This free family-friendly event will include children's activities, eco-friendly vendors, free LED light bulbs and native seeds, and the opportunity to learn about the benefits of native plantings, Discover energy-saving items, view a rain barrel and composter, attend presentations by experts and much more.

Earth Week Naperville 2022 is supported by a coalition of organizations and local governments, including: the City of Naperville, Forest Preserve District of Will County, Forest Preserve District or DuPage County, Naperville Park District, The Conservation Foundation, Three Fires Council and the Naperville Environment and Sustainability Task Force.

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