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Celebrate Nature - 2018

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22, and Arbor Day is Friday, April 27. See below for highlights of upcoming sustainability events that contribute to making Mesa a more sustainable and greeEarth Day Logon community. Whether you are planning a Climate Rally or a tree-planting just for fun, let us know by submitting your event. Check back often for green tips and upcoming events.


Learn more about Earth Day and Arbor Day


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Earth day imageARTH DAY: On April 22, 1970, 20 million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. Today, Earth Day is celebrated annually around the globe, and through combined efforts of grassroots organizations, and citizens like you, what started as a day of national environmental recognition has evolved into a world-wide campaign to protect our global environment. Celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day by attending one of the events below.

ARBOR DAYIt has been 146 years since J. Sterling Morton earth day quotefounded Arbor Day. His simple idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever. The 1st official Arbor Day was created by Morton and celebrated in Nebraska in 1872. In the years following that first Arbor Day, Morton's idea spread beyond Nebraska and today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day. Find tree care information and more on our Arbor Day page.

Earth-Friendly Events Happening in Mesa


CycloMesa Bicycle Festival on April 7 includes El Tour de Mesa, Bicycle Rodeo, family fun and more. Bring your bike!

Household Hazardous Waste Event on April 14 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Clean out the garage or your medicine cabinets (prescription drugs) and come see us at our Center Street facility at 2412 N. Center St.

Water Awareness Month April is all about water!

Bike2Work Day and Earth Expo: April 18, 7-9 a.m. Bicycle in or just drop by Bike2WorkDay with interactive activities, prizes, group ride led by City Council, and a pancake & smoothie breakfast. Mesa City Plaza (east side of building) at 20 E. Main Street in Mesa.

Celebrate Mesa: April 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Pioneer Park, a free family event that brings the community together. Don't miss our Living Green Village! Solar cooking demo, tree hugging booth and more! See Flyer! [PDF]

Easy Things You Can Do for Earth Day

 As we count down to Earth Day we are adding a new tip each day

  1.  Check back April 1 and we'll add a new tip each day...
Online Games/Fun Links About Nature & Our Environment

Check out these fun games and activities about trees from the Arbor Day Foundation.