Earth Week 2024: A Guide to the Celebration of Sustainability in St. Pete

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Earth Week 2024: A Guide to the Celebration of Sustainability and Environmental Awareness in St. Pete

The City of St. Petersburg has partnered with local organizations to introduce a series of events promoting sustainability, environmental consciousness, and community engagement during Earth Week. From April 20-27, residents and visitors are invited to participate in a series of activities designed to inspire action towards a greener and more sustainable future.

The event schedule promises something for everyone, from educational tours and eco-friendly initiatives to outdoor adventures and family-friendly activities. With a focus on raising awareness and fostering a deeper connection to the environment, St. Pete's Earth Week aims to empower individuals to make positive changes in their daily lives.

Schedule of Events

Help reduce plastic waste! Bring your own refillable water bottle to these events.

Saturday, April 20

Deuces Food Forest Garden Day - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tour the Deuces Food Forest and volunteer from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants should bring a water bottle and sun protection. Tours will start at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All ages are welcome. Register here. (Must sign a waiver to participate.)
1335 22nd St. S.

Let’s Go Birding at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Spend some time on the trails and learn about birds and bird watching! Guests will encounter various stations along the trail and get to participate in fun, interactive, and educational activities.

St. Pete Youth Farm 4th Annual Earth Day - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Visit the St. Pete Youth Farm for a fun celebration of the one Earth we have and call home. There will be vendors, food, games, music, art activities, farm activities, and so much more. All are welcome!

Gadget4Good Drive - 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Digital Inclusion will be tabling at the Foundation for Healthy St. Petersburg collecting used electronics for recycling at 2333 34th St. S.
More info:

Monday, April 22

Earth Day "Spring Cleaning" Swap at Williams Park - 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Join the City of St. Petersburg on Earth Day to upcycle your gently used household items and pick up something new! Register here.

These household items will be accepted and swapped at this event:

  • Women's clothing

  • Men's clothing

  • Kid's clothing

  • Kid's toys & games

  • Pet items (food must be unopened)

  • Kitchen items

  • Books

  • Tools

  • School items & supplies

  • Plants (seeds, seedlings)

Please do not bring anything that is dirty, broken, or over 10 lbs.

Tuesday, April 23

Recycling Facility Tour - 9:30 a.m.
Take a tour of the Materials Recovery Facility and learn what can be recycled and the recycling process. Participants must wear closed toed shoes. Registration Required - Spaces are limited. (Ages 18 and up. 10 participants MAX).

Friday, April 26

Pinellas Solid Waste Tour - 9:30 a.m.
Join this Pinellas County Solid Waste Complex tour to learn about the County's vision of Zero Waste to landfill by 2050 and what you can do to reduce waste to conserve our landfill for future generations. Ages 8 and up. Registration Required.

Saturday, April 27

Earth Week Cleanup - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join Keep Pinellas Beautiful and City of St. Petersburg for a cleanup at Tangerine Plaza! Register here.

Gadget4Good Drive - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Community Tech House, partner in Digital Inclusion, Network will be tabling to collect used electronics for recycling at 3059 18th Ave. S.
More info:

Continue the celebration with the Green Thumb Festival! From Saturday, April 27th through Sunday, April 28th, visit Walter Fuller Park from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. to join the Arbor Day festivities. Learn more at

Getting There

Did you know that taking public transit is one of the most sustainable things you can do? This Earth Week, we want to highlight things you can do to lower emissions that contribute to environmental crisis. Taking public transit guarantees one less car on the road and fewer emissions overall! Find local public transit at

Sustainability in St. Pete

As a part of our commitment to city development and progression, the City of St. Petersburg works diligently to be environmentally friendly every day. Partnering with programs such as Solar and Energy Loan Fund (SELF), Solar United Neighbors (SUN), and Pinellas 2024 Solar Co-op, there are many resources available for residents to have a better impact on their environment.

We also put a lot of care into making sure our city is green! St. Petersburg has won the Tree City USA award for 36 consecutive years, celebrating our commitment to environmental protection. Other major focuses in the city to protect our environment are development in coastal resiliency, urban agriculture, water conservation, and waste reduction.

Earth Day happens once a year, but you can be sustainable all year long. Find earth-friendly programs like water conservation, recycling, and composting at

Take action today to make an impact every day! The Climate Action Checklist is a comprehensive resource of steps everyone can take. Download and complete the list to celebrate the Earth year-round.

Download the Climate Action Checklist