City, environmental committee host Earth Day event, activities

The event will feature about two dozen vendors, including several who will provide information on gardening, soil and water conservation, trees, wildlife and alternative energy. Workshops will cover the benefits of the federal Inflation Reduction Act, composting, rain barrels and human impacts on the Cuyahoga Valley. There will also be a number of free events planned for kids, such as magnet making, pot painting and plant potting, face painting and chalk art, and a display of electric vehicles.

Food will be available from Pink Piggy BBQ and live music will be featured throughout the event. Residents also can take advantage of free paper shredding and electronic recycling.

A “plog” will be held from 10 a.m.-noon, prior to the City Hall event, at the gazebo on the Green. The plog is a litter collection combined with walking or jogging. It will be led by Eric Hancsak, founder and president of Participants will be provided with gloves and collection bags. No registration is required.

Full details about the Saturday events are at

Two other Earth Day-related events:

Journalist David Wallace-Wells: Wallace-Wells will discuss his bestselling book “The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming,” on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in a livestreaming event sponsored by the Hudson Library & Historical Society. Registration at is required.

Hudson BioBlitz: The goal of the second annual BioBlitz is to bring awareness and appreciation to the natural world while surveying the biodiversity (plants, animals, and fungi) throughout the city. Identifying species may be done in city parks, backyards or neighborhoods. Individuals that submit the greatest number of species (not including landscape plants, domestic animals, and humans) will receive a prize. Register at to participate. ∞

Featured Photo: Representatives from the Ohio Division of Wildlife present information during the 2022 Hudson Earth Day Celebration. Photo submitted