Show some love for Mother Earth by attending one of these great SLC Earth Day and Green events taking place throughout April and May.
The University of Utah celebrates Earth Week April 15-20. Event highlights include an Earth Day fair April 18; e-waste recycling April 19; free screenings of the film Chasing Ice; lectures, symposia and workshops on clean air, conservation, bicycle maintenance and other topics; and volunteer days at Bend-in-the-River Urban Green Space and Jackson Elementary.
TreeUtah has several community events planned throughout the Salt Lake area during April and May, so you should be able to find something in your neighborhood that fits your interests. Get outside, get your hands dirty, and add beauty to the environment by planting a tree! Visit TreeUtah's website for details.
Celebrate Earth Day and and Tracy Aviary's 75th anniversary Saturday, April 20, 12-3 p.m. Learn how to care for and enjoy our planet through bird-related activities, demonstrations and more. All activities weather permitting.
589 E. 1300 S.
Admission: $7 for adult; $6 for students, seniors and military; $5 for children ages 4-12 and children 3 and under are free.
Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world. Living Planet Aquarium will present Earth Day themed activities throughout the day, Sunday, April 21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
725 E. 10600 S. in Sandy
Students, Seniors and Military $8.95
Children 3-17 $7.95
$.50 discount for buying tickets online
Salt Lake County's Earth Day helps promote and celebrate community and environmental health. Monday, April 22, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
788 E. Woodoak Lane in Murray
Bambara and the Hotel Monaco will team up for three environmentally-friendly projects to celebrate Earth Week 2013. From April 22-26, for each "Powers' Lunch" sold, $1 will be to The Nature Conservancy. Bambara's From April 22-26, an e-waste "Recycle Round-Up" will be held in the Lobby of the Hotel Monaco accepting phones, printers, small electronics and computers. On April 22, Bambara and Hotel Monaco's Green Teams will help clean up the Railyard Community Art Garden.
202 S. Main St.
On Monday, April 22, Faustina will turn out the lights in honor of Earth Day! Executive Chef Billy Sotelo will create earth-friendly specials sourced from local, sustainable farms and ranches. In the evening, the lights go out and candlelight will greet diners to help remind them to conserve energy. Outdoor dining will be available, weather permitting, on Faustina's newly renovated patio.
454 E., 300 S.
Oasis Cafe is celebrating Earth Week with a three-course dinner menu served April 22 through 28 that focuses on organic, locally grown produce. The $25 three-course meal includes a fresh mixed green salad or chef's choice soup; sautéed halibut over spaghetti, cherry tomatoes and squash, with a light dressing of white onion sauce and chive oil; and for dessert, a delicate lemon cheesecake with kiwi sauce. In the evening, candlelight will greet diners to help remind them to conserve energy. Outdoor dining under the stars will be available, weather permitting, on Oasis Cafe's serene patio.
151 South 500 East
There's no better place than Red Butte Garden to celebrate Arbor Day! Learn all about the wonderful world of trees at Utah's very own arboretum. Enjoy free activities and interactive exploration stations throughout the garden, and leave with with a tree of your own. Friday, April 26, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
300 Wakara Way
Join Hogle Zoo to celebrate the earth with games, crafts, animal enrichment presentations, and informative booths. Learn about all the small things you can do that will make a big impact on our planet. More than 100 of the top zoos and aquariums across North America are throwing a Party for the Planet, making it the largest combined Earth Day celebration in North America. Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
2600 East Sunnyside Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
Seniors (65 and older): $7.75
Children (3 to 12): $7.75
Children 2 and younger: Free
Saturday, April 27, 2013 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Utah law enforcement agencies and cities are participating in this national event sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration. It provides Utah households an opportunity to safely dispose of unused over-the-counter and prescription from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Check the website for a location near you.
Bring all your reusable and recyclable items to Draper City's Earth Day Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Park School, 12441 S. 900 E. Drop-off booths include: used clothing, household items, children's clothing, toys, furniture, paper shredding, eyeglasses, prescription drugs, metals, personal computers, laptops, servers, circuit board, cell phones, printers, monitors, televisions and cords. Other booths will feature energy savings ideas, recycling ideas and community information. There will also be live music, tree planting and a "Trashion" show.
On Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., the 10th annual Live Green SLC! Festival will showcase a full spectrum of sustainable green products, services and ideas from cutting edge renewable technologies to everyday solutions that can be implemented in the home. At this outdoor event, held in the beautiful downtown Library Plaza, at 210 E. 400 S., attendees will enjoy features such as interactive and educational exhibits, local and organic foods and goods, live auctions, a children’s area, eco-carnival games, music, entertainment and much more.