Earth Day is officially April 22 but we celebrate for the entire month! Check out what we have planned!

Earth Day is an annual event celebrated globally to support environmental protection. Originated in 1970, the event is now coordinated and celebrated internationally by the Earth Day Network in 193 countries across the globe. This year the activities we have planned at ERUCC will be fun but also designed to increase our environmental awareness around one important topic in particular: the trash we create each day.

Earth Day Art Challenge – Get Started NOW!

Unleash your inner artist. Use trash, recyclables or found objects to create your work of art then share a picture of it on Facebook. You can also bring it to church to be displayed in our Earth Day art gallery on April 17. Check out the Visionary Art Museum for inspiration.  https://www.avam.org/exhibitions-and-events

 

Visionary Art Museum Field Trip!  Saturday April  10, 2 pm

Let’s meet up at this incredible, whimsical museum for inspiration in ways to reuse and recycle  materials to create art. (An added bonus is that the gift shop is amazing!) Buy your tickets in advance and we’ll meet at the museum.  RSVP to Linda Coyle at lkcoyle@yahoo.com so we know who to expect.

Tickets are for timed entry so buy your tickets early! Advance purchase of a timed ticket is required. They are available here: https://www.avam.org/tickets

Prices are: Adult: $15.95, Senior (60 and up): $13.95, Student/Child: $9.95, Children 6 & under: FREE

800 Key Highway, Baltimore, MD

Earth Day Education and Celebration, Sunday April 18, 1-3 pm 

  • Visit our art gallery in the lobby
  • Make and take a recycled materials art project
  • Learn about the effects of plastic pollution on the oceans and all life
  • Ask questions about what you can and cannot recycle
  • Get tips on recycling all kinds of stuff that doesn’t go in the blue bin
  • Enjoy seeing other people (masked and socially distanced of course)

Wild-Scaping with Native Plants Webinar, Sunday April 18,  7 pm

Kerry Wixted  from the state Department of Natural Resources will share her top 10 native plant recommendations for the Piedmont region of Maryland, which includes Frederick County. The selections are based in part on ease of growth and wildlife value.

Planting native plants improves ecosystem biodiversity and reduces watering needs and the use of herbicides and pesticides. We can save money and time by planting native species while caring for earth at the same time.  This webinar is presented by the Multi-Faith Alliance of Climate Stewards of Frederick County and Envision Frederick.

To register go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ksYq_2Y9Q8K-zEjrVaV-jQ

 

Spiritual Walk,  Sunday April 25, 2-3:30 pm, Hood College

We will explore the trees of Hood College using new self-guided tree tour. Many of these trees are not native to this area but are unique and grand specimens nonetheless. We will reflect on all the trees provide for us and what they can teach us. We will meet on the sidewalk where Rosemont Ave turns into Dill Ave at Hood College Drive.