Earth Day 2022 in Manchester: date, what is it, and activities and events for kids and adults near me

Earth Day is here - here’s the events you can get involved with around Manchester

Earth Day 2022 has arrived.

There is no better way to celebrate Earth Day than getting involved with your local community. Lucky for the people of Manchester there are many events happening throughout the region.

So, how can you get involved with Earth Day 2022?

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    Here’s everything you need to know about the day and the events happening in Manchester.

    When is Earth Day?

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    Earth Day is Friday 22 April in 2022.

    What is Earth Day?

    Earth day is a global event that works to encourage and raise awareness of protection for the environment.

    Since their first Earth day on 22 April in 1970 they have mobilised over 1 billion people to join their movement of climate awareness.

    What is the theme for Earth Day 2022?

    The theme for Earth Day 2022 is Invest in Our Planet.

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    The official Earth Day website described this year’s theme: “we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably).”

    “It’s going to take all of us. All in. Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.”

    “And while there is still time to solve the climate crisis, time to choose BOTH a prosperous and sustainable future, and time to restore nature and build a healthy planet for our children and their children, time is short.”

    What Earth Day events are happening in Manchester?

    Grounding Yoga Class

    Price: £10

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    GSquared Health Clubs has partnered with ESPA to welcome you to a ground yoga class in Harvey Nichols Manchester.

    The event is a chance to celebrate Earth Day with like minded people, and get a workout in while finding inner peace.

    The event will take place on Earth Day from 6pm to 7:30pm.

    Address: Harvey Nichols, 21 New Cathedral St, Manchester Website: Grounding Yoga Event

    Earth Day: Mindfulness in The Park

    Price: Any donation

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    This mindfulness session will begin with a walk to a secret garden where you will find peace and calm.

    In the secret garden there will be 20 minute guided meditation. After the meditation there will be a chance to chat, and have tea which will be followed by a litter pick in the park.

    All equipment will be provided. All donations will be donated to the Land Trust, and donations can be as small as £1.

    The meeting point will be outside the mansion building at Buile Hill Park.

    The event will take place on Earth Day from 6pm to 7:30pm.

    Address: Buile Hill Park, Eccles Old Road, Salford,M6 8GL Website: Earth Day Mindfulness event 

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    Earth Day

    Price: Free

    Why not use Earth Day to help give Heaton Mersey Park a face lift? There is no gardening experience needed for you to help out with the lower flower beds and rockery by the bowling green.

    All equipment is provided and free tea and coffee is available throughout, as well as a free lunch for those who book in advance.

    The event will take place on Earth Day from 10am to 3pm.

    Address: Heaton Mersey Park, Heaton Mersey Park Vale Close entrance, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, SK43DS Website: Gardening event

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    Z-Earth Day

    Price: Free

    Z-Arts is hosting an Earth Day celebration for the whole family. There will be free arts activities for everyone to get involved in.

    After all the activities and fun you can relax in the Z-cafe where hot and cold drinks are available to buy.

    The event will take place on Earth Day from 3pm to 5pm.

    Address: Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Manchester, M15 5ZA Website: Z-Arts Earth Day

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    Earth Day Livestream - Nature in the Race to Zero

    Price: Free

    EARTHDAY.ORG, and its partners are presenting the Earth Day Climate Action Summit.

    In coalition with this year’s theme, the summit aims to inform people of the issues surrounding climate change and the importance of reaching net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by mid-century to keep the global temperature below 1.5 °C.

    They aim to offer solutions that will help reach the goals to meet the Paris Agreement and encourage as many individuals, businesses and governments to get involved.

    You can find out more and watch the livestream on the Earth Day website on 22 April.