Earth Month Action Plan

Earth Month Action Plan
April 1, 2023 Anne Tan-Detchkov

Earth Month Action Plan

What are YOU going to do about Climate Change during Earth Month and beyond?

April 1, 2023. In March, the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered a report with grim news: we have entered a critical moment in our climate crisis. Real change will require global measures to slash greenhouse gases in half by 2030.

At Queens Botanical Garden, we are learning to continually adapt. We’re pulling weeds throughout winter; opening vents in our greenhouse to cool temperatures as early as January; and maintaining plant life that QBG Gardener Colin Kirk explains can “survive…drought-like conditions and then also receive a deluge of water within one or two days.” You can read more in a recent article by THE CITY on how local parks and gardens are adapting.

While it will take big steps to make global change, don’t fall victim to climate doom. There are ways to ensure a sustainable future that start with YOU and everyday measures that are grounded in climate ACTION.

This Earth Month, don’t just celebrate the earth, learn how to protect it every day moving forward. Below are just a few fun ways to get started–like attending our second annual Climate Arts Festival on Earth Day 2023!

Climate Arts Festival–Earth Day!

Saturday, April 22, 11am to 4pm

Included in Garden admission (Non-Members $0-6; Members FREE)

Learn how take care of nature and secure a more resilient future. The day will be filled with demos, tours, performances, a Sustainable Vendor Fair, fun nature-themed activities, crafts, and so much more.

Host Socially Responsible Corporate Group Experiences

Make sure your next company field day, picnic, service day, cocktail hour, movie night, or other gathering makes a difference! By booking an event at QBG, you are supporting the Garden’s mission to be the place where people, plants, and cultures meet. Send the tip to your company’s event organizer!

Instill a Love for Nature Early On

New York City doesn’t have to be an urban jungle–it’s an urban OASIS at Queens Botanical Garden! Be sure the youngsters in your life get hands-on outdoor nature experiences and learn about environmental stewardship.

Register soon–our spring programs start April 15 and 21!

Compost Your Way to a Greener Future!

Learn about the closed loop of organics recycling! Volunteer, join Compost Mix, become a Master Composter, start a Food Scrap Drop-Off (FSDO) in your own neighborhood, and so much more!