Find a way to serve on & around Earth Day! Remember, service isn’t only direct service! Advocacy, activism, philanthropy, policy, and social entrepreneurship are service too! Here are a few ideas of how to get involved from the Earth Day Network:
- Make Your Own Act of Green: make a pledge to take personal action for the planet!
- Take the Pesticide Pledge: protect species by pledging to no longer use pesticides
- End Plastic Pollution: pledge to reduce your use of plastic! Access resources to organize an event or host a teach-in!
- Earth Day Tips: read through tips on how to go green, protect the earth, and make every day earth day!
- Meatless Mondays: reduce your footprint by eating less meat! Try out meatless Mondays!
Community Earth Day Events:
U Recycle Day, University of Utah Sustainability Office
Thursday, April 18, 7:30am – 12pm, South side of Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot, 451 S 1400 E (SLC)
Bring your electronic waste and old personal documents to the University of Utah for U Recycle Day, an annual event for responsibly recycling. Participants are also invited to donate non-perishable food items, which will be given to the on-campus Feed U food pantry.
Earth Day Cerebration, SLCC Thayne Center
Monday, April 22, 10am – 4pm, Student Event Center (Taylorsville Campus)
Student Leaders in Civic Engagement from the Thayne Center is inviting SLCC student, faculty and staff to come get involved in an Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2019 at 10am-4pm! This is an opportunity to get involved with community partners, engage in activities on campus and gain knowledge about sustainability practices!
Earth Day Celebration at the Jordan River
Monday, April 22, 4pm – 7pm, Utah Cultural Celebration Center (West Valley)
Join Tracy Aviary at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center (1355 West 3100 South) for a FREE event celebrating our local habitats, particularly the Jordan River! With food trucks and kid-friendly Earth Day activities from our partner organizations, there’s something for everyone.
We’ll even have free books and binoculars for kids, while supplies last, thanks to KUED!
Earth Day at the Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
Monday, April 22, 12pm – 4pm, Discover Gateway Children’s Museum, 444 W 100 S (SLC)
It’s Earth Day! Celebrate our beautiful planet while learning about the importance of protecting and caring for our Earth! Make your own bird feeder while learning about the effect of climate change on birds, create egg carton bees and discuss the importance of recycling and planting flowers to help bees, and then add to our papier-mâché globe that will be displayed in our museum!
Utah Open Lands and Utah Rivers Council 2019 Earth Day Brunch
Sunday, April 21, doors at 10:30am, Squatters Brew Pub (SLC)
Join Utah Open Lands and Utah Rivers Council for an Earth Day Brunch to celebrate Utah’s champions of land and rivers!
Earth Day Celebration
Monday, April 22, 3:30pm – 7:30pm, Swaner Preserve & Ecocenter (Park City)
Join us at the EcoCenter for an evening of fun-filled, earth-loving activities! From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. we will be partnering with other local non-profits to provide an exciting assortment of activities like upcycled art, family preserve hikes, wildlife conservation booths, and so much more.
Alta Earth Day
Saturday, April 20, Alta Environmental Center
ALL DAY FREE EVENT – Join Alta for its 10th annual community Alta Earth Day on Saturday, April 20, 2019. This event encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. The day’s event will feature:
Ski, Snowboard and Patagonia Clothing Recycle
Birding in Alta
Après Earth Day Celebration at Our Lady of the Snow
Earth Week: Utah Climate Initiatives Panel
Tuesday, April 23, 6pm – 9pm, Church & State (SLC)
Hear from leaders in the fight against climate change in Utah.
Panelists include Deborah Burney-Sigman the Executive Director of Breathe Utah, Dave Pacheco Grassroots Organizer from Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, and Michael Shea Senior Policy Associate from HEAL Utah.
Earth Day Soiree
Saturday, April 20, 6pm – 9pm, Stokes Nature Center (Logan)
Celebrate Mother Earth and show your support for Stokes Nature Center by joining us for our 9th Annual Earth Day Soiree! April 20th, Herm’s Inn 6pm-9pm | tickets are $45 in advance and $55 on the day of the event. Test your nature knowledge and compete in “Are You Smarter than a Nature Preschooler?” trivia for fun prizes and a good time. Delicious food and good company make this a fun and casual event you’ll look forward to every year!
YP Week: Earth Day Volunteer Project
Saturday, April 20, 9:45am – 12pm, Rose Park Community Garden (SLC)
Celebrate Earth Day by getting your hands dirty with a little volunteer work. Young professionals from various backgrounds will gather to volunteer our time and kick-off Salt Lake City’s inaugral #ypweek. Volunteers should come prepared with a water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and clothes you’re ok getting some soil on.
Party for the Planet
Saturday, April 20, 9am – 2pm, Hogle Zoo (SLC)
We’re giving Mother Earth a little love! Do you know how to recycle? Do you know what is garbage and what can be reused? Learn the fun way though game sand crafts all in honor of our planet. Connect with nature and conservation in your community. Party for the Planet festivities feature environmental education activities, amazing animal encounters and fantastic family fun. Learn what Hogle Zoo is doing to help the planet, from recyclable plates in our concessions areas to solar panels on top of our elephant building, also learn what you can do at home too! “Green minded” organizations will be on grounds to let you know what they are doing to keep our Earth beautiful. Think locally to make a difference globally.