Looking for a way to do your part for Earth Day this year? Thanks to Earth Day Columbus, you will have many opportunities to step up and help out this year!

Earth Day Columbus is the largest volunteer-led Earth Day volunteer effort and celebration in the U.S. Organized annually by Green Columbus, a Central Ohio nonprofit, Earth Day Columbus is a week of on-site volunteer opportunities leading up to the annual Celebration in downtown Columbus!

You can volunteer at one of more than 170 service sites from Apr 14-21. From tree plantings to litter pickups to community gardening, there are sites all across Central Ohio!

Earth Day Columbus Service Sites are organized independently. For this reason, each site will be different depending on the host and the nature of the work. It’s best to consider the ability level of all the members of your group and match that with the intensity of the activity. To register as a volunteer, visit http://www.earthdaycolumbus.org/volunteer-1 today!

Sunday Apr 22 at Genoa Park (303 W Broad St Columbus) will be the Earth Day Celebration 2018. Join Earth Day Columbus, rain or shine for a day-long celebration featuring great local bands, family-friendly activities, eco-friendly artisans, an electric vehicle ride & drive, and Columbus’ best food trucks. For more information on this event, please visit http://www.earthdaycolumbus.org/celebrations/.

Come spend time outdoors, build relationships and beautify and strengthen the communities of Columbus this Earth Day week!

Tess Abney is a freelance writer who was born and raised in the Quad Cities. She spends most of her time attempting to successfully raise three boys. In her free time, writing is her passion. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.