Southern Nevada Celebrates Earth Day
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:
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.
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.
Celebrate Earth Day
Can’t make it to an Earth Day event? That’s okay. Here are some great “green living” ideas:
- 5 Ways to Live Greener in the Desert
- Be Kind to the Earth and Buy in Bulk
- Why We Need to Support Our Local Farmers Markets
- 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: