2024 Earth Week Naperville Celebrates the 54th Annual Earth Day

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Naperville Park District, the City of Naperville and other local organizations are hosting numerous community events, sales and volunteer projects to celebrate Earth Week Naperville. These community activities commemorating the 54th annual Earth Day, which is April 22, center around the theme, "Planet vs. Plastics." Community members are invited to participate in the special events and ongoing eco-friendly initiatives planned through April and May.

Serve the community by volunteering for nature-based projects at the Naperville Park District. A District-wide volunteering event will take place Saturday, April 20 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., where volunteers will assist with park maintenance tasks across three different parks including mulching, planting and weeding.

The Naperville Police Department and Naperville Park District are offering a free Shredding Event in the parking lot of Centennial Beach from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Community members are welcome to bring up to two boxes of documents to be shredded and recycled.

One Earth Film Festival is hosting a week-long environmental film festival from Wednesday, April 17-Tuesday, April 23. Everyone is welcome to view specially selected films and shorts online that highlight Earth Day and sustainable practices. The Conservation Foundation will host the 33rd annual DuPage River Sweep on Saturday, May 4 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Deadline to register is April 20.

Tree and plant sales will take place throughout April and May. Pre-orders for the City of Naperville's annual Arbor Day Tree Sale are available now until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17. Drive-thru pick-up will be Saturday, April 20 at the Naperville Public Works Service Center, located at 180 Fort Hill Drive. The Morton Arboretum will host its own Arbor Day Plant Sale from Thursday, April 25-Saturday, April 27 at Morton Arboretum. Naperville Community Gardeners Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 11 from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots, located at 811 S. West Street. The McDonald Farm Annual Plant Sale, hosted by The Conservation Foundation, is Saturday, May 11 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at McDonald Farm, located at 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road. The Kendall County Master Gardeners will host the 2024 Master Gardener Plant Sale on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The Lake County 2024 Plant Sale, hosted by Lake County U of I Extension Office, is Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.