Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Highland Park, Lake Forest and Vernon Hills

Earth Day is an important day for us at Freedom Home Care as we strive to take care of the planet and those who live on it! There are many local ways to get involved this Earth Day. Whether that means getting involved in a good cause or participating in an activity to help spread awareness. Below is a list of Earth Day activities for this weekend and beyond in the surrounding areas.


Earth Day Activities in Highland Park

On April 22nd, you can go to he Heller Nature Center starting at 9am to help clean the trails and remove invasive species.

For April 28th, you can enjoy a nighttime adventure with your friends and family. Enjoy the nature around you and sit by a campfire.

The 29th is an outdoor based photography class where you can learn some photography skills while admiring the nature around you.

Check this schedule here for additional outdoor based activities this year.


Lake Forest Activities

On Earth Day itself you can:

Attend a free event at Mellody Farm Nature Preserve with LFOLA. There will be activities for the whole family; including guided hikes!

Come to a free Paper Shredding Event hosted at Municipal Services by Sanitation. With the goal of promoting recycling.

After Earth Day you can still get free seedlings around town on the 24th to celebrate Arbor Day. Then on the 29th you can return to Mellody Farm Nature Preserve for more activities, including a cocktail based fundraiser.


Nature in Vernon Hills

The 29th has multiple outdoors based events for those in Vernon Hills. You can participate in the 5k around the lake while supporting the Vernon Hills Scholarship Fund. That same day is the Family Kite Fly, where you can bring your own kite or pick one up at the event.


Freedom Home Care Supports its Communities

With offices in Highland Park, Lake Forest, and Vernon Hills, we want to spread awareness to the beautifully planned nature themed activities happening in these towns. We serve those who need in-home care in these areas and beyond with our certified caregivers. This is an important week to spread the message of protecting nature, and these activities show that going green can also be fun for you and your kids!