Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day!

On April 22, 1970, twenty million people across America celebrated the first Earth Day. This grassroots movement led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.

Fifty years later, Earth Day is celebrated globally, through the combined efforts of public and private partnerships, grassroots organizations, and citizens like you.

The month of April includes many environmental celebrations, including the month-long celebration of Water Awareness Month, Earth Day on April 22, and Arbor Day on April 24. While these celebrations typically include public events, most events have been canceled or postponed, based upon the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Arizona Department of Health Services recommendations for COVID-19.

However, we can still digitally celebrate the importance of Earth Day, Arbor Day, and Water Awareness Month safely at home. Provided below are helpful earth-friendly resources.

Urban Tree benefits

Celebrating Earth Day From Home
eBook Recommendations

Glendale Public Library's Virtual Program for Kids

Tree Selection

Tree Planting 

 Tree Pruning 

Tree Watering 


Did You Know?
20 million people participated
in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970!