Earth Celebration Day 2022, The Institute

Earth Celebration Day 2022, The Institute

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 * 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Our 2022 Earth Celebration will happen at Pine Hill Recreation Area in Waynesboro, Pa.
Spend a day in the park and celebrate spring and the Earth!
Yard Sale Fundraiser: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. • Earth Celebration: 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Earth Celebration Day features:
• Environmental Exhibitors
• Paper Shredding by OSI
• Goodwill Truck Pick Up
• Drug Take-Back by Washington Township Police
• Eye Glasses & Cell Phone Recycling by WALL Lions Club
Plus, Franklin Co. Commissioners Earth Day Proclamation at 1:30 p.m.
Also featuring Environmental Artists and Craftsmen
• Student Art Show
• Environmental Artistry Award 2:30 p.m.
Enjoy the Educational Experience of the: Pennsylvania WoodMobile!
For more info:
Fundraiser: Bring Cash!
• Decorated Rain Barrel Silent Auction
• Raffle Items
• Bake Sale
• Food Trucks: Jenni’s Knife & Spork and McCoy Pop-Up Pizzas
Enjoy Live Music by Mountain Air!
Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale 2022, The Institute

Recycle/Reuse Yard Sale 2022, The Institute

Saturday April 23rd, 2022 * 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Enjoy the thrill of the chase as you look for bargains or sell your own discards at this annual event coinciding with Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art.
Your throw-aways may be just what someone else is looking for.
Make some extra cash for yourself, your family, or your organization and The Institute makes money on the space rentals!
Shoppers attend and browse for free!
Download the Yard Sale flier and registration form here.
Event will take place outdoors in Pine Hill Recreation Area near Waynesboro, Pa. Please come prepared for an outdoor day. Rain location: Waynesboro Area Middle School.
Contact us at (717) 762-0373 or
It’s Not Easy Being Green! The Institute

It’s Not Easy Being Green! The Institute

Thursday April 22nd * 7:00 PM
 Zoom Session: All About Frogs and Amphibians!
This program is presented in partnership with Antietam Watershed Association (AWA).
Join us via Zoom for this special Earth Day presentation!
With a focus on amphibians, Dr. Molly Bletz has studied wildlife and disease around the globe, from the U.S. to Panama to Germany to Madagascar, investigating disease dynamics, host susceptibility, the ecology of host-associated microbiota, and disease mitigation strategies. Dr. Bletz is a disease ecologist and conservation biologist whose expertise lies at the intersection of microbial ecology, disease ecology, bioinformatics, and conservation.
Simply expressed, Dr. Bletz is a “frog expert” and will present her layman’s version of amphibian ecology and the relationship of this to the environment.
”Since childhood, I have been drawn to outdoor adventures and they often found me with a bucket and net in hand to catch and observe unsuspecting amphibians,” Dr. Bletz says on her website. “My passion for amphibians and other wildlife sparked my scientific career.”
Dr. Bletz, David H. Smith Conservation Fellow, University of Massachusetts Boston, earned a master’s degree from James Madison University and a PhD from the Technical University of Braunschweig in Germany. Learn more about her research here:
The program is free, but registration is required. A Zoom meeting link will be sent to those registered. Sign up via email at:

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce will be organizing a 2019 Great American Cleanup of PA Event.

“Keep Greencastle Green” will take place on Saturday, April 27, 2019.  Bags, gloves, and vests will be provided by PennDot, and Mountainview Reclamation Landfill will offer disposal for the event.

The Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to participate.  Community and civic associations, schools and youth groups, families and friends, business employees, hunting and fishing clubs, conservation organizations, sports teams, and others can organize their members and participate in the “Keep Greencastle Green” event.  Participants so far include Maugans Avenue Sprint, Jay Reece Prepaid Boost Mobile, RE/MAX Elite Services, Crossroads Church, and Mayor Ben Thomas.

The Great American Cleanup of PA is a program of Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful and is held in conjunction with Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup; the country’s largest community improvement program that engages more than 4 million volunteers and participants from more than 20,000 communities across the country to take local action to create positive change and lasting impact.

During the 2018 Great American Cleanup 108,638 volunteers were instrumental in cleaning up 6.6 million pounds of trash during 5,362 events held across the state.

Current 2019 supporters include: Pennsylvania Waste Industries Association, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, Mahantango, Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority and Republic Services.

For more information and to register, volunteers must send an email to  or call  the Chamber Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 717-597-4610.

Earth Day Celebrations in Franklin County PA

Earth Day Celebrations in Franklin County PA

Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites the public to Franklin County for a weekend of Earth Day Celebrations on April 27-28. Renfrew Park in Waynesboro kicks off the celebration with its annual Reuse/Recycle Yard Sale, 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday April 27. Recycle worn-out athletic shoes, used eyeglasses and cell phones, plus free paper shredding. The Earth Celebration Day & Festival of Art, organized by Renfrew Institute, gets underway at 11 AM with music, exhibits by local hiking, watershed, and conservation groups as well as activities for children. The backdrop is the beautiful 107-acre park, historically known as the Royer Farmstead. In addition to the historic farmhouse and farm buildings, Renfrew Park includes areas for picnicking, walking, and fishing in season. Enjoy lunch in the park with pizza, hot dogs, and bake sale.

On Sunday, April 28,Fulton Farm for Sustainability, on the campus of Wilson College, launches Franklin County’s newest Earth Day Celebration from 10 AM to 2 PM. This first-time event is organized by Concerned Citizens of Franklin County PA, The Citizens Climate Lobby, Community Uniting and The Franklin County Coalition for Progress. The event is for Earth lovers of all ages and is focusing on exhibits that enhance appreciation of the Earth. The event will include tours of Fulton Farm, environmental story-telling, musical performances, face-painting, scavenger hunt, a vegan-cooking demonstration, and exhibits to showcase ways to incorporate better environmental practices into daily life.

Celebrating Earth Day is just one way to discover Franklin County PA. The Franklin County Visitors Bureau invites all to explore history, arts and architecture, recreation, natural beauty, fresh foods and the warm hospitality of communities like Chambersburg, Greencastle, Mercersburg, Shippensburg, and Waynesboro.