Earth Day Socials-02

This year marks the 52nd Anniversary of Earth Day. 
Look around you, Earth Day isn’t just one day, it’s everyday!


Fifty-two years ago, on April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate support for a healthy, sustainable environment during the nation’s first Earth Day celebration. In recent years, Earth Day has grown to be celebrated globally in more than 193 countries. In 2022, there are many Earth Day activities to participate in in Springfield. Do your part to make Earth Day everyday.

Clean Green Springfield Roadway and Stream cleanups

There are several ways individuals, families, business teams and service organizations can help cleanup along local roadways, spots and streams! The City’s Adopt-A-Street and Adopt-A-Stream programs offer one-time or on-going cleanup opportunities and resources to help pickup litter, beautify our city and protect water quality. Visit to learn more and connect with a cleanup coordinator.

Neighborhood Cleanups

Thirteen of the City’s registered neighborhoods are hosting cleanups scheduled in late March through early June. Events are facilitated through a partnership between the City, Community Partnership of the Ozarks and each registered neighborhood association. Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of activities, including helping neighbors unload items at the drop-off sites, bulky item pickup throughout the neighborhood and general litter pickup throughout the neighborhood. A variety of locations and day and evening times are available. Visit for full schedule. Contact Rachel Tripp at [email protected] and Autumn Skinner at [email protected] to sign up.

  1. Recycle Right
  2. Composting
  3. Low Waste Lunch
  4. Water Quality
  5. Tree Planting

Recycle Right Presentation & Q&A

Learn all about proper recycling practices in this video presentation that not only educates, but has fun while doing it!

Presenters:  Ashley Krug & Laurie Davis from the City of Springfield Environmental Services Department

World Image

12 Days of Earth Day Challenge

Join us to celebrate earth day and do your part to make Earth Day everyday! Choose as many or as few of the challenges you’d like to do!

  1. Day 1
  2. Day 2
  3. Day 3
  4. Day 4
  5. Day 5
  6. Day 6
  7. Day 7
  8. Day 8
  9. Day 9
  10. Day 10
  11. Day 11
  12. Day 12

DAY 1: Trash to Treasure Challenge 

Challenge 1:  Create a sustainable craft using items that might be considered “trash”. Some ideas to get you started can be found on our Sustainable Crafts page
Challenge 2:  Take a photo of your craft and post it to social media with the tag #SGFEarthDay
On average, a Missourian creates 7.6 lbs of trash every day! Calculate how many pounds of trash would be sent to the landfill in one day for every citizen in the city of Springfield.

Activities & Crafts: not just for the kids

We love the natural environment, sustainability and crafts! As part of our education program, we integrate activities and crafts as a bridge to teach environmental topics and sustainable practices. Grab your family and enjoy our specially curated Earth Day scavenger hunt or pull out the crayons, flex that creative muscle and color in a coloring sheet with our favorite little Globie!

ScavColorCheck out some of our other fun crafts and activities!