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 green 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
- Earth-Friendly Events Happening in Mesa
- Easy Things You Can Do for Earth Day
- Living Green: Earth-Friendly Advice for Home & Garden
- Online Games/Fun Links About Nature & Our Environment
|Learn more about Earth Day and Arbor Day|
EARTH 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 DAY: It has been 146 years since J. Sterling Morton founded 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
- 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.
- To learn about Arizona's Natural Wonders and Wildlife, visit this site from Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey.
- The Water - Use It Wisely Kids Page features interactive games like Tip Tank, the Water Family, Mission H2O and more. You'll also find lots of lesson plans for students and teachers.
- The Environmental Kid's Club features games about water, recycling and the environment on this site sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
- Visit Going Green at the Phoenix Zoo to help conserve and preserve our world for future generations. Learn how to make earth-friendly cleaning products and many other green tips.
- Learn to save energy with Tinker Bell and her friends at a site by the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Disney's Friends for Change Project Green site is helping kids help the planet.
- Find interactive games about land, earth and water on this NASA site.
- The alliance to save energy teaches you how to defeat Energy Hogs.
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – Especially for Kids.
- Mesa's Solid Waste Management Department has fun activities "just for kids."
- Check out these SRP Energy and Water experiments.
- Have loads of fun on this site with fun games & activities about land, water, climate change, nature & more.
- Be an ASU Ecology Explorer.
- Tread Lightly has some real fun games to play.
- Learn water facts and more at the Water Education learning center.
- Have fun with Washing Machine Basketball and Dripping Faucets at Conserve H2O.
- Got something to recycle? Search for a solution at Earth911.
- Get Wise about the environment and our limited resources.