Celebrate the Staunton’s first Earth Week with the following events:

Earth Day Staunton
Saturday, April 14 from 9:00am-12:00pm
At Sunspots’ Byers St. Parking Lot at 202 S. Lewis St, Staunton, VA
For over 40 years, Earth Day has been celebrated around the world in the hopes that it would foster enthusiasm for conservation and remind us that we are all responsible for keeping the world green. Join the Staunton community in the celebration of this special day with demonstrations, music, and fun.



Green Store Windows
On Going
W. Beverley Street in Downtown Staunton
Several downtown Staunton stores and empty storefronts will boast a “green” theme for the month of April as part of Staunton Downtown Development Association’s Earth Day and Easter activities

Saving Shenandoah Mountain: Building a Community of Support
Monday, April 16 , 7pm
At The Clocktower Tavern at 27 West Beverly Street
Come and learn what’s special about the Shenandoah Mountain area — recreation, clean water, wildlife habitat, and scenic beauty. Find out how diverse forest user groups are collaborating to permanently protect it as National Scenic Area for future generations to enjoy. At a time when polarization seems to be the norm, the Shenandoah Mountain effort is an interesting study in how groups with different goals can cooperate for the benefit of all.  Presented by Lynn Cameron, Friends of Shenandoah Mountain.

Re-Powering the Valley; Home Energy Panel
Tuesday, April 17
At Staunton Creative Community Fund Headquarters
Get advice on ways to make your home more energy efficient and save money! MORE INFORMATION TO COME!

VA Wild Film Festival
Thursday, April 19 at 7pm
At the Visulite at 12 N. Augusta St, Staunton, VA
The Wild and Scenic Film Festival brings together a selection of award winning films that tell a story about our planet, our beautiful and precious wildlands, and the people of the communities who love and defend them.  The festival is a call to action.  The stories give us a sense of place and what it means to be responsible stewards of the earth. Tickets are $10 per person for the entire evening. Visit http://www.wildvirginia.org for more information

Will There be Another Silent Spring? Kick Off-50th Anniversary of A Silent Spring by Rachel Carson- Ed Clark & Feathered Friend, Wildlife Center of Virginia
Sunday, April 22 3pm
At Mary Baldwin College-Francis Auditorium


Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, April 28 from 10am-2pm
At the Augusta Health Fishersville Campus
The Staunton – Augusta County Rotary Club is partnering with Augusta Health, Home Instead, the Lewis Creek Watershed Advisory Committee, and the Augusta County Recycling Committee to take part in the Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Drug Take-Back Day.They will be accepting unwanted and expired prescriptions, over the counter, and veterinary drugs for proper disposal.  Help prevent unwanted pharmaceuticals from being flushed into our watersheds and leaching into the soil.