Earth Month has been celebrated all April with informative, engaging and festive events of all flourishing kinds. It’s time to fully embrace and celebrate Mother Nature’s beauty this Earth Day, April 22, 2022, with more to-do’s anticipated for this week and next. Pittsburgh is home to parks, gardens, nature reserves, eco-friendly organizations, sustainably rated businesses, and more so spring forward with environmentally fun celebrations:

Allegheny County Parks

Allegheny County Parks spans more than 12,000 acres in which explorers can take a hike or lounge near a lake. Fishing, kayaking and even golf courses are open for the season at North and South Park. Get creative outside and enjoy nature’s beauty with your favorite outdoor activities. Plus, check out the Allegheny County Events throughout the entire year.

Sprezzatura

An Earth Day fashion show and dinner are fittingly blooming on Friday, April 22 thanks to Sprezzatura and Vintage 416, two woman-owned businesses in the heart of Millvale! Enjoy dinner in Sprezzatura’s café featuring local food from the gold-level sustainable restaurant while watching a variety of models dressed in vintage, eco-friendly outfits strut down the runway, thanks to the delectable vision of Vintage 416. There will be an intermission mid-event with an opportunity to shop from Vintage 416’s closet. Tickets are $40 per person and can be found here. Tickets include a full, multi-course dinner and a glass of complimentary wine.

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Pittsburgh Botanic Garden takes you on a wild and wonderful visionary journey of outdoor bliss during any month of the year. Filled with kid activities, lecture opportunities and more ways to grow, check out the entire events calendar of fun-filled planting, dining and creative outdoor activities for any age. Make sure to check out the Lecture & Lunch with Kelly D. Norris on April 21 and Conservation and Cocktails with Kelly D. Norris in an Earth Day Panel Discussion for Earth Day 2022.

Pittsburgh Earth Day

Pittsburgh Earth Day has partnered with multiple outlets to really kick off the sustainable, eco-friendliness throughout the entire city this month. Stop by Market Square this Friday, 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. to lounge and relax with an array of talented, local musicians. The lineup will be groovy and green with eco-friendly activity booths and more to interact and have fun. Check out the lineup and times here.

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Every day is Earth Day with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. The organization has been hosting a packed month filled with activities that include the mutual benefit of exploring the unique park systems in Pittsburgh. Check out the weekly activity guide for the next two weeks that include Forest Bathing, Tree Hugger Yoga, Plant Walk, “Meet Me in the Park” Children’s Activities, Accessible Birding for Beginners and more! Plus, there will be an Earth Month Concert on Sunday, April 24, at 1:30 p.m. at the Frick Environmental Center. Be sure to jump on them as the activities quickly sell out. No need to fret from the forest though, they also have activities to check out any time on the website page.

Buffalo Exchange Pittsburgh

On Saturday, April 23 starting at 11 a.m., shop till you drop with your one-dollar bills for Buffalo Exchange’s yearly Earth Day $1 Sale at the South Side Flats location. The cash-only sale features one-of-a-kind finds of clothing and accessories for one dollar a piece. The best news? While you buzz around to find that special garment, all proceeds go to the Pollinator Partnership, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting Earth’s pollinators. Bee sure to bee there early!

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
Colin Parrish

Colin is a Pittsburgh born and raised, daydreamer, restaurant foodie addict whose passions include running, thrifting, camping, and having a healthy amount of coffee or Malbec (depending on the time of day) . As a typical jagoff, you can catch him shopping in the Strip, running in Highland Park, or finding the best hiking views just outside of the city. He is a content manager for YaJagoff Media LLC and currently lives in Etna, PA.

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