Each year, the City of Huntsville’s Green Team hosts Keep America Beautiful’s Earth Day. Located at Hays Nature Preserve on the banks of the Flint River, Earth Day attracts thousands of attendees.

This family-friendly event is a free festival aimed to provide activities and information that celebrates mother Earth and the many way communities around the globe work together for a cleaner and more sustainable future.


The global observation of Earth Day on April 22 is now in its 52nd year of commemorating the day many historians recognize as the birth of the modern environmental movement. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, helped organize a nationwide grassroots celebration on April 22, 1970, that eventually included more than 20 million people. Earth Day remains a watershed event in the environmental movement.


The deadline for exhibitor applications for Earth Day 2022 is March 25. Huntsville will observe Earth Day Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please note: No exhibitors will be allowed to sell products on-site. However, exhibitors may advertise their organization or products.

Green Team can set up one 6-foot table for each organization participating. Exhibitors are welcomed to bring chairs or other tables as needed. There is no charge to be an exhibitor. In the event of a cancellation, please check Operation Green Team’s FacebookTwitter or Instagram for information.

For questions or more information, please contact Katheleen Theriault at

  • Phone:


  • Address:

    Green Team Office

    3242 Leeman Ferry Rd SW,

    Huntsville, AL 35801

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  • Email:

    Brian Walker

    Director of Landscape Management

  • Hours:

    Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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