Every year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of an exciting environmental movement that began in 1970. The day helps Americans remember to recycle, reuse, and reduce items they use every day.
Like separating trash between landfill and recyclable. Reusing those grocery bags to line trashcans. Reducing fuel use by cutting down on short driving trips. These are just a few things we can do. There are many other ways to learn to help our environment and keep our earth healthy.
In the Phoenix area, there are a number of Earth Day events planned to teach us about caring for our environment. Check out a few of them below. Click on each heading for details.
Spring into action at the Phoenix Zoo and explore ways to connect with nature and our pollinator friends while creating a better world for all creatures great and small.
Earth Day Presented by SRP (Salt River Project) is from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday, April 15 at the Phoenix Zoo. The Zoo is located in Papago Park, at 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, 85008.
Activities included with admission to the Zoo. Tickets for the Zoo are $34.95 for adults and $24.95 for ages 3-13 when purchased online. At the gate, tickets are $5 more. To purchase Zoo tickets online, click here.
Join the Cave Creek Museum for Kiwanis’ Family Fun Day to learn about our fragile desert and precious resources. With fun interactive play, kids can make a positive impact on our Sonoran Desert with small acts of conservation, which becomes part of their daily routine.
The Fun Days-Earth Day takes place on Sunday, April 16, from 2 to 4 pm at the Cave Creek Museum, 6140 E Skyline Drive, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. For adults, admission is FREE, for children (exact age is unclear) it’s $5 for the Earth Day activities, which doesn’t include entrance to the museum.
To reserve tickets for the Fun Days-Earth Day, click here.
The Annual Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration is Gilbert shares valuable resources to create a happier, healthier, sustainable place to live. It’s not too late to make a positive impact on the world around us.
Create recycling inspired crafts and play eco-friendly games. Learn about upcycled, recycled, and repurposed DIY ideas. There will also be vendors, prizes, and giveaways.
The FREE Earth Day and Arbor Day celebration will be on Thursday, April 20 from 10 am to 12 pm at the McQueen Park Activity Center, 510 North Horne Street, Gilbert, 85233.
Join Green Living Magazine and the City of Phoenix on Saturday, April 22 for the Earth Day Extravaganza to spotlight the impact of climate disasters and to learn what actions to take to minimize the effects.
This FREE annual Earth Day celebration will have a host of eco-conscious exhibitors, sponsors, and entertainers that will educate, empower, and inspire about protecting our planet and restoring the natural environment that connects us all.
The Earth Day Extravaganza is FREE and is at Heritage & Science Park, Downtown Phoenix at 113 N 6th St, 85004. The event is from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, April 22.
In addition, clean up events in neighborhoods and at city parks are scheduled throughout the Valley too on and around Earth Day, April 22. Here’s one at Papago Park.