Celebrating the Earth in our Local Community

Raleigh N.C. Planet Earth Celebration

Planet Earth Celebration

A time to honor Earth Day, celebrate sustainability, and meet the many good people, businesses and organisations in our community who are really making it happen.

The 4th Annual Planet Earth Celebration held on April 16, 2011 was downtown Raleigh’s premier Earth Day festival showcasing all the ways to love the Earth - from re-purposed art and music to expert advice on sustainable living. For details on the event, please visit our website at

Throughout the day, we:

  • Connected with over 100 local organisations making North Carolina and the Piedmont one of the greenest places to live.
  • Shopped consciously at the Green Bazaar and the Burt’s Bees Tent Sale.
  • Created earth-friendly art and music with the Scrap Exchange and the Trash March
  • Enjoyed delicious local eats and live music
  • Discovered innovative & inspired ways of living


Planet Earth Celebration began in 2008, when the Museum of Natural Sciences, Burt’s Bees and the City of Raleigh worked together to present an event to celebrate the meaningful efforts and many resources for sustainable living available to all of us right here in the Triangle community. We found wonderful partners offering goods and services, education and motivation, as well as some 15,000 festival-goers who came together to help make for a fun-filled festival that respects, educates and entertains.

For a glimpse into the previous Planet Earth Celebrations, check out the videos below.

2010 Planet Earth Celebration:

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2009 Planet Earth Celebration:

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2008 Planet Earth Celebration:

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