Earth Day is celebrating its 51st year of celebration of all things green and love for our planet! Find out how you can get involved and go green in Wilmington, Delaware by supporting small business initiatives and local events!
1. Earth and Arbor Day Series– Sponsored by the City of Wilmington alongside the Delaware Estuary, find a week’s worth of virtual events and activities aimed at celebrating planet Earth!
2. The Delaware Center for Horticulture– Right in the heart of Wilmington’s Trolley Square, the DCH is always organizing community events and virtual tutorials. Their gardens are also always available to the public! View our tour with them by clicking here!
3. Brandywine Zoo– Join Brandywine Zoo all MONTH for their first ever Earth Month Sustainability Series, with a special Virtual Earth Day Field Trip on Thursday April 22nd. Find out more information by clicking here.
4. Delaware Nature Society- The DNS has many opportunities for you to advocate for the future of our environment! Help plant trees on Saturday, April 24th, learn about climate change during one of their forums, or visit one of their nature centers, including the Dupont Environmental Education Center on Wilmington’s Riverfront.
6. Brightfields, Inc.- Is a woman-owned, full service, environmental consulting firm that focuses on cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated properties. They are dedicated to brownfield redevelopment and community revitalization.
7. Eco Plastic Products of DE-Eco Plastic Products of Delaware is a non-profit organization that collects discarded plastic and converts it into useful and sustainable products for purchase! View their online shop by clicking here! They also have programs with schools and communities for those that wish to help volunteer on site.
8. Planting to Feed – P2F aims to bring fresh, healthy food to anyone in Wilmington in need of a meal. They established the city’s first community fridges, stock pantries with produce from local gardens, and work with organizations like the Teen Warehouse to make it all happen!
9. Second Chances Farm– Located on Wilmington’s East Side, Second Chances Farm is Wilmington’s first hydroponic indoor farm that also employs formerly incarcerated individuals with the goal of eliminating recidivism. You can have their produce delivered straight to your door! They also have developed a Farm to Table approach with local restaurants to provide herbs and greens to Le Cavalier, Bardea, and Ciro Food + Drink. View our featured video with them by clicking here.
10. Urban Bike Project-Urban Bike Project supports Wilmington communities by providing access to bicycling as a healthy, affordable and practical means of transportation and recreation. They offer programs to teach the city’s youth about bike repair and repurpose and sell bikes that have been donated to their shop.
11. Blue Rooster Co-Op- Blue Rooster Co-Op is a self proclaimed taco truck, with kayaks: They’ll come to you! Using sustainable equipment, they host eco tours along the Christina River in Wilmington (as well as spots in NJ, PA, and Maryland) and community clean ups. They also use sustainable kayaks and equipment. According to founder Owen Murphy, “This year we are launching hand built vessels that are constructed from 90% of repurposed materials!” Pushing environmental stewardship and love and respect for the Earth, BRC is seasonal and will open for weekend tours in May.