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-one 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 30. 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
Celebrate Earth Day with a Bird-Friendly Garden!

Helpful Links:
Connect with the Sonoran Audubon Society.
Provide food for birds with native plants.
Create your own bird seed cookie at home.
Use this hummingbird nectar recipe.
 Glendale Public Library's Grab & Go Kits for Kids!
 Helpful Links:
 Request a free kids Grab & Go kit while supplies last.
 Review these 10 steps of vegetable gardening.
 Check out this Maricopa County planting calendar.
 Visit the Glendale Seed Library to checkout free seeds.

Tree Selection

Tree Planting 

 Tree Pruning 

Tree Watering 


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