Utah is renowned as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Help keep it that way by celebrating Earth Day on April 22 and throughout the month. Do your part by participating in one of these five Earth Day activities going on around the state.
Swaner EcoCenter in Park City
April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy the beauty of Utah’s mountains while helping the earth. The Swaner EcoCenter will be celebrating with a wetland-themed climbing wall, crafts, games, geocaching, wetland exploration and more.
University of Utah in Salt Lake City
April 19 and 20
The University of Utah is observing Earth Day all month long with a series of events including two notable activities to help combat e-waste. Participate in a bike scavenger hunt and CD/DVD recycling event in the Union Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. On April 20 bring electronic items that are no longer being used for an e-waste recycling drive at the V. Randall Turpin University Services Building.
Zion Canyon 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration in Springdale
Utah’s famed Zion National Park will be hosting a celebration with a live solar-powered music show and farmers market. Demonstrations on alternative energy, solar ovens, using sustainable products and more will take place throughout the day. Proceeds from the celebration will go toward converting all of the public facilities in Springdale to solar power.
“Most people don’t realize the impact green energy sources can make by simply using resources like solar power,” said James Atkin, a representative for Goal Zero, a Utah-based company specializing in solar power products. “Events like the Zion Canyon Earth Day celebration are essential to educating the public on how they can make a difference through solar power and other alternative energy resources.”
Tracy Aviary Party for the Planet in Salt Lake City
April 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Celebrate Earth Day with the birds at Tracy Aviary. Learn about how to help the planet with a variety of hands-on activities including a recycling relay, bird feeding contests, art projects and more.
Bend-in-the-River in Salt Lake City
April 21 from 9 a.m. to noon
Help Mother Nature at the Bend-in-the-River Urban Tree House and Green Space while also enjoying a fun and educational day. Prepare for the warmer months ahead with a variety of green friendly projects.