Earth Day 2018 is a global event. Each year, more than 1 billion people in 192 countries take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. Find a local celebration and join in celebrating and protecting our home here on Earth. More information on Earth Day and the current focus can be found at the end of the article. Local events in Arizona as follows.
Earth Day Events 2018 Around Arizona
Miracle Mile Earth Day Cleanup –
April 21st from 7:30AM to 11:00AM
1405 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix
Lend a helping hand to restore Phoenix’s historic Miracle Mile along McDowell Road to its former glory! April 21st from 7:30AM to 11:00AM we’re hosting the Miracle Mile Earth Day Cleanup where you’ll have the opportunity to strengthen this community by gardening, trash picking, community building and more along McDowell Road from 10th Street to State Route 51. Check-in will take place 7:00-7:30AM at the Trellis office located at 1405 E. McDowell Road. More details available here
The Great Cloth Diaper Change + Earth Day Event (GCDC) –
Believe it or not, this is actually a big draw as far as events go. Make a statement for sustainability & join The Great Cloth Diaper Change on April 21st! At 11 AM, all guests will participate in a simultaneous diaper change in honor of Earth Day. Prizes will be offered including swag bags, raffle prizes, and Mystery Boxes for purchase. Visit the website for more information on prizes and registration here. Join us as we try to break our previous World Guinness Record! To participate in the official World Guinness Record, you must abide by the following rules:
- Each cloth diaper changer must be 18 years of age or older.
- The baby/child being diapered must be 39” tall or shorter.
- Each participant pair must be one changer matched up with one baby/child.
- The clean diaper must be 100% reusable and commercially available.
- The change must happen exactly at 11am. No late changes are counted.
Peoria Planetpalooza Earth Day Festival
Free Entrance Day in the National Parks – Saturday, April 21
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Mothers in Bloom x YBBBS Earth Day Celebration (Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters)
April 22nd from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Holiday Courtyard, 150 South Montezuma Street, Prescott
A community event for the whole family, with all proceeds benefitting Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters. DJ Freely on stage with music and fun, kid’s yoga session, food and drinks from Ms. Natural’s, planting with Prescott Farmer’s Market and Whipstone Farm, Earth Day reading nook and on-stage storytime with Peregrine Book Company, braid bar with A Dream by Day Salon, Soul Ride activities, Ergobaby fit station, raffles, door prizes and more! ALL included in the ticket price. $10/adults – $5/kids – 2 & under free
Glendale Family Bike Ride
Sunday, April 22nd-Earth Day – Ride starts at 8am
Sahuaro Ranch Park – 59th Ave & Mountain View, Glendale
Get outdoors and join hundreds of riders on Earth Day for this fun-filled FREE Glendale tradition! All ages and skill levels are welcome. The leisurely ride highlights Glendale bike lanes and pathways and showcases cycling as an affordable and environmentally friendly transportation option. All riders must wear a helmet. If you need a helmet they will be available at the event or recycle your old helmet for a new one while supplies last. Bike check-up station, bicycle safety information, health and wellness booths, music and kid’s activities at the park before and after the ride. The first 500 riders that register and attend will receive an event t-shirt and all riders that complete the ride will receive a keepsake medal!
BIKE RAFFLE – win a free bike!
REGISTER at www.GlendaleAZ.com/FamilyBikeRide.cfm
INFO: 602-930-2940 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Embracing Your Journey Expo
April 22nd from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, 7677 North 16th Street, Phoenix
Embrace Earth Day with Purple Lotus Productions. Come and explore eco-friendly products and services to help reduce your impact on Mother Earth. Find a large selection of Holistic, Wellness and Metaphysical Products and Services all under one roof to help you meet and keep those New Years resolutions. This is the perfect place to gain insight, learn about new ways to improve your life, find resources to help you grow spiritually & emotionally, discover new and exciting products and services geared toward a healthy Mind – Body – Spirit and inspiration/motivation to continue on your journey. We are passionate about providing you a trusted resource to find world-renowned, skilled practitioners, new and innovative services as well as unique and original products. These family-friendly events are open to everyone. Whether you are new to this journey of Mind-Body-Spirit growth and discovery, are a long-term traveler or just looking to see what is out there to be discovered we are here to help.
We will have some fun interactive activities to help us connect with Mother Earth, including a grounding center where you can learn the importance of grounding for your physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Pre-purchase your tickets for $5 per person (kids 10 and under free).
Purchase tickets the day of the Expo at the door for $8 per person.
Earth Day Celebration at LDV Winery Vineyard
April 22nd from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
LDV Winery, 13922 S. Kuykendall Cut Off Road, Pearce
You are invited to participate in a special Earth Day event at LDV Winery in the Chiricahua Mountain Foothills in Cochise County. This event is part of LDV’s 10 Year Celebration since the first grapevines were planted. Learn about LDV Winery’s sustainable agricultural practices, participate in planting some grapevines, tour the winery with the winemaker, and adopt a grapevine. The celebration ends with a wine country BBQ lunch at the winery. Registration includes lunch + glass of wine; tours; planting; etc. LDV Winery Wine Club Members contact Peggy directly to register. Purchase tickets online here
Close to 48 years ago, on 22 April 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.
In the US and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants.
The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, among many. Finish reading on EarthDay.Org
2018 Earth Day Focus
Plastic pollution is poisoning our oceans and land, injuring marine life, and affecting our health! Help End Plastic Pollution by finding out how many plastic items you consume every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce the amount. Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to providing the information and inspiration needed to fundamentally change human attitude and behavior about plastics.