The City of Hudson is celebrating Earth Week, April 18-23, 2022, with a week-long series of events highlighting gardening, storm water management, recycling, biodiversity, renewable energy, and much more. There is something for everyone throughout the week, so check out the event schedule and plan to attend one or all of the events.
April 18, 7:30 p.m.: Sounds of Spring Amphibian Tour
Hudson Springs Park Pavilion
Join us for a tour of amphibians in Hudson as we welcome in spring!
April 19, 6 p.m. – 7 pm: April Showers Rain Barrel Workshop
Hudson City Hall Community Rooms
Learn how to set up your own rain barrel. Registration fee is $50 for the 55-gallon barrel and downspout diverter spigot. Bring your own electric drill if possible. Register by 4 p.m. on April 8, 2022 at www.hudson.oh.us/RainBarrelSignUp.
April 19, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: April Showers Storm Water Discussion
Hudson City Hall Community Rooms.
Free educational panel with guest speakers Kate Chapel, Senior Project Manager at Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners, and Sandy Barbic, Education Specialist at Summit Soil & Water Conservation District. Ask questions about storm water management and how to prevent flooding in your yard. No registration required.
April 20, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: Green Thumbs Gardening Workshop
Hudson City Hall Community Rooms
This workshop is best for beginner gardeners. Take home some free seeds to help you get started!
April 21, 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Renewable Energy Night Film and Discussion
Hudson Middle School
This is a two-part event. You do NOT need to attend one to attend the other.
Part 1: 7 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.: Film Showing
Join us for Hudson’s premiere of “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution,” a 2017 documentary by filmmaker Jamie Redford as he embarks on a journey to investigate social and economic impacts of clean energy.
Part 2: 8:20 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion
Stay for an engaging post-film discussion about alternative energy in Hudson with guest speakers: Ken Nadsady, AviSun Renewable Energy; John Voyzey, ForTec Medical; and Casey Weinstein, Ohio State Representative.
April 22, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Bio-Blitz – Identifying Biodiversity in Hudson
Stroll through any Hudson park or trail and be on the lookout for birds. Help us build an inventory of Hudson’s biodiversity by recording what you see on the free website https://www.inaturalist.org/ (be sure to join Hudson’s team so you can see what fellow residents have spotted). The website offers all the tips you need to correctly identify birds of all kinds. Investigate on your own, with a friend, or with the whole family. The person to identify the most species will win a special prize! There is no central meeting place for this event.
April 23, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Plog
Sponsored by GoGreenGo, this Hudson Plog will help clean up Hudson by groups picking up litter throughout the city. Bags, gloves, and litter grabbers will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own supplies if you prefer.
April 23, 12 noon – 4 p.m.: Earth Week Grand Finale Celebration!
Hudson City Hall
Visit vendors from local and regional environmental organizations like the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Summit Metro Parks, Tinkers Creek Watershed Partners and more. FREE collection truck for paper shredding, FREE collection truck for e-waste (old electronics), FREE electric vehicle (EV) car show, live music, a youth art exhibit, and more. A huge THANK YOU to our generous sponsors ForTec Medical and PCs for People for enabling us to offer the free collection services.
Earth Week is sponsored by the Hudson Environmental Awareness Committee. For more information and to register for events that require registration, visit www.hudson.oh.us/EarthWeek.