1. April 16: Earth Day Hike for Your Health
Bask in Mother Nature’s beauty on a self-guided exploration to identify native species, or join in on the guided wildflower walk. Registration includes a reusable tote. Registration: $20 individual, $50 family. Sat 9 am–noon. Cincinnati Nature Center, 4949 Tealtown Rd., Milford, (513) 831-1711.
2. April 16: Cincinnati Earth Day Celebration
Now in its 41st year, Cincinnati’s celebration of the Earth includes hands-on environmental exhibitor displays, a rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, recycled costume contest, live music, and more. Admission: free. Sat noon–5:30 pm. Sawyer Point, Pete Rose Way, downtown, (513) 569-7737.
3. April 23: thinkGREEN Earth Day Event
Flex your green thumb and educate yourself on living green during a day of music, food, activities, door prizes, lectures, and vendors. Admission: free. Sat noon–6 pm. Marvin’s Organic Gardens, 2055 U.S. 42 South, Lebanon, (513) 932-3319.
4. April 23: Earth Day 5K Run/Walk
Take a scenic stroll (or jog) along some of Ohio’s most beautiful nature trails. All finishers receive a native sampling for planting. Registration: $25. Sat 9 am–2 pm. Benefits Glen Helen Nature Preserve. Glen Helen Outdoor Center, 1075 Ohio 343, Yellow Springs, (937) 769-1902.
5. Thru April 28: EcoSculpt
Peruse this outdoor installation of original sculptures made of recycled and/or recyclable materials. Presented by Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance. Fountain Square, Fifth and Vine Sts., downtown, greatercea.org.