Earth Day 2023

The Earth Day 2023 event will be from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, on Saturday, April 22nd at the REACH in the Tri-Cities. The event is a partnership between Sustainable Tri-Cities, the Tri-Cities Chapter of Citizens Climate Education, Ben-Franklin Transit, Battelle Memorial Institute, Life@PNNL, and the REACH, which is offering free admission between 10am-2pm on April 22nd.

This year’s theme is HEALTHY PEOPLE, HAPPY PLANET. Goals are to engage all ages, especially kids, in learning about and adopting healthy ways of living for themselves, for their local environment, and for the planet.

Healthy People, Happy Planet

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s STEM Ambassadors will present science demonstrations for kids and scientists from the Lab will lead research-based discussions called “Tri-Talks”. Additional activities include a student poetry competition hosted by Urban Poets Society, games, surveys, service projects, and a climate simulator. Local organizations with relevant missions are invited to table at the REACH. Entertainers will play Earth-care songs and traditional music. Taco and Thai Food trucks will be available.

To make this year’s event easily accessible to those without motor vehicles, Ben Franklin Transit will explore ways to make bus transportation even more affordable on Saturday, April 22nd from 7am to 10pm, to ensure that people from all walks of life can attend the Earth Day celebration. Fare-free applies to all the big buses so people can give transit a try, rather than driving to any activity they have planned for Saturday.

The REACH is at 1943 Columbia Park Trail, Richland, WA 99352. Parking at the REACH is limited, so all forms of eco-friendly travel, like walking, biking, rolling and ride-sharing, are encouraged. Extra bike racks will be available for secure bicycle parking.