April 2023 – Earth Festival Month

The Riderwood Earth Festival Committee is sponsoring activities and events all through the month of April. CLICK on a topic in the list, or SCROLL down the page to view all of the activities.

Films in LSC Encore Theater
On RWTV 972
Local Trips
Other Earth Month Events and Website


The 2023 Earth Festival Calendar and the Events List can be viewed or downloaded. There will be displays in the Chapel and TNC Craft Room cabinets throughout the month.

Films in LSC Encore Theater

Friday, April 7, 7:30 pm, The Story of Plastic, Event Flyer
Thursday, April 13, 7:30 pm, Fast Fashion, Event Flyer
— Introduction by Jo Paoletti, Ph.D., Riderwood resident
Thursday, April 20, 7:30 pm, Planet of the Humans, Event Flyer
Thursday, April 27,7:30 pm Fantastic Fungi, Event Flyer

On RWTV 972

Friday, April 14, 8:30 am, 11 am, 5pm, 10:30pm,
Green is (Still) the New Black
— Jo Paoletti, Ph.D., Riderwood resident, recorded 2/3/22


Saturday, April 8, 2 pm, Cactus & Succulents, Event Flyer
— Mary Chor, Riderwood Garden Club, LSC Encore Theater 
Wednesday, April 19, 7:30 pm, Update on MD Legislation, Event Flyer
— Doug Myers, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, MST Chesapeake Room
Monday, April 24, 10 am, Resident Food Scrap Drop-off Program, Event Flyer
— Anne Riley, Riderwood Garden Club, VSQ Music Room
Tuesday, April 25, 3 pm, Student Presentations via Zoom, Event Flyer
— Howard County Youth Climate Institute, MST Chesapeake Room
Wednesday, April 26, 2 pm, Recycling Panel, Event Flyer
— Representatives from Riderwood Recycling Vendors (Waste Management, A Better Way, and Compost Crew), LSC Encore Theater


Tuesday, April 4, 10am-1pm, Electronic Recycling, Event Flyer
— Bring your old electronics to recycle, VSQ Parking Lot, near lobby entrance
Thursday, April 13, 10am-12noon, Walkabout, Event Flyer
— Campus cleanup (rain date 4/29), LSC parking lot
Saturday, April 15, 1pm-3pm, Battery Operated Vehicles, Event Flyer
— Exhibit and Demonstration, VSQ Parking Lot, near Chapel
Wednesday, April 19, 3pm, Sylvan Sleuths, Event Flyer
— Campus Walk (weather permitting), MST Maryland Hall Lobby
Friday, April 21, 12pm-4pm, Earth Festival Plant Sale, Event Flyer
— Purchase plants from Country Nursery, TNC Visitor Parking Lot
Friday, April 21, 1pm-3pm, Earth Festival Exhibits, Event Flyer
— Environmental exhibits from resident and community groups, TNC Celebrations
Friday, April 21, 1pm-3pm, Earth Festival Jewelry Sale, Event Flyer
— To benefit CBF Educational Programs, TNC Craft Room
Saturday, April 22, 10am-12pm, Native Plant Garden
—  Native plants here at Riderwood, Kathy’s patio, HG118 (enter via hallway)
Saturday, April 22, 2pm, FREE Earth Music Concert, Event Flyer
— Earth Tones, Shelby & Mini Me, Chapel
Tuesday, April 25, 8am, Bird Sit, Event Flyer
— Riderwood Birders, Playground, near Garden View (weather permitting)
Friday, April 28, 1pm, Environmental Book Club, Event Flyer
Silent Spring, Rachel Carson, LSC Card Room

Local Trips

The Earth Day Festival Committee has planned four special trips – to Prince George’s Organics Composting FacilityBrookside Gardens, the Rachel Carson House, and the Prince George’s Recycling Facility.  To view the full-size descriptions, CLICK on one of the posters; to return to this page, CLICK on the X in the upper right corner.

If you are interested in a local trip, go to the Transportation Signup tab on MyErickson, or download and complete the Registration Form, or call Transportation at 301 572-8358. 

Other Earth Month Events and Websites

Alice Ferguson Foundation Website and Video Loop

Minutes from the Planning Meetings

January 24, 2023
January 10, 2023
December 13, 2022
November 8, 2022