Southern Nevada Celebrates Earth Day

Published On April 19, 2013 | By Christa Schueler | Community, Family Events, Green Living

Southern Nevada is getting green.  April 22nd is Earth Day and the Vegas Valley is hosting a few events that will bring attention and awareness to being kinder to our planet.  Earth Day started in the early 1970’s when millions of Americans started demonstrations calling for a healthier and cleaner environment in the wake of factories and power plants dumping raw sewage and toxic waste and being responsible for a devastating oil spill.  The day was April 22.  What made this a monumental occasion is due to the fact that the government agreed and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created (source).  Decades later, communities all over the U.S. celebrate Earth Day and do their part by trying to make the world a nicer and “greener” place.

 

If you’d like to celebrate Earth Day in our community, here are a few local events:

 

GREENFest and Festival of Communities at UNLV – April 20th 11:00am – 6:00 pm

This kid-friendly event will have a farmer’s market, kid zone, and beer garden, among other things.  Admission and parking is free.  Click here to get more information.

Earth Day events Las Vegas

 
 

sus•tain•a•ble at Town Square – April 19th – 21st (times vary)

Celebrate Earth Day and shop at the same time.  This event is kid-friendly with no admission fee.  Please visit Town Square’s website for more information.

Las Vegas Earth Day events

 

 

 

Celebrate Earth Day

Can’t make it to an Earth Day event?  That’s okay.  Here are some great “green living” ideas:

  1. 5 Ways to Live Greener in the Desert
  2. Be Kind to the Earth and Buy in Bulk
  3. Why We Need to Support Our Local Farmers Markets
  4. Farmers Market at Tule Springs

 

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?  Leave a comment below, or chat with us and the Recess community on Facebook.

 

For more family, entertainment and community events in Southern Nevada, visit our Las Vegas Events Calendar:

Events Calendar

 

 

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About The Author

UNLV graduate, wife, mother of three, blogger and aspiring novelist, Christa Schueler brings her writing, editing and research skills to Recess. As an advocate for education and health reform and a 25 year Las Vegas resident, Christa understands the need for providing a platform and a "voice" for women in Southern Nevada. Despite Las Vegas being one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Christa has seen continual lack of community connection and strives to change that. Now, she's joined the sandbox revolution!

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