Earth Day’s 45th anniversary will take place on April 22, and celebrations are happening all over Utah to remind us that we need to give our planet some much needed TLC.
Wondering how you can contribute to the planet and make a difference throughout the month of April? Check out six awesome ways to celebrate Earth Day in Utah.
1. Salt Lake City Area Gardening Classes: It’s time to get down and dirty with some gardening classes in honor of all things green. While Utah’s dry climate can make it hard for even the greenest of thumbs to get their gardening on, luckily, there are lots classes offered in the Utah area to help you up your game. Not sure where you can pick up a few gardening classes? Red Butte Garden, Jordan Valley Conservation and Thanksgiving Point all offer a wide range of weekly classes and workshops throughout the year.
2. Pink is the New Green: In celebration of Earth Day, admission to Tracy Aviary is half-price on April 22. In addition to all the bird, nature and conservation fun, check out their latest addition: 20-foot tall pink solar trees at the Flamingo pond. Tag your photos with #pinkisthenewgreen.
3. Red Butte Bulbs & Blooms Festival: What better way to celebrate Earth Day than to be surrounded by miles of blooming bulbs at a botanical garden? Every fall, over 450,000 bulbs are planted at Red Butte Gardens, creating a spectacular show of blooming bulbs in the spring. The festival will also feature spring garden and wildlife tours and will be held now until April 25.
4. Earth Day Extravaganza at the Ogden Nature Center: Celebrate Earth Day in style with the Ogden Nature Center. Learn cool facts about planet earth, how to do your part and help the planet and join in on a nature walk and trash pick-up around the nature center.
5. Party for the Planet at Utah’s Hogle Zoo: Cap off the week long celebration of at Utah’s Hogle Zoo on April 25? Whether you decide to pay a visit to some of your favorite zoo friends or learn about our awesome planet and the amazing animals that live on it—this party promises to impress.
6. Drive-through Recycling in Draper: Help the planet and clean out your garage in one full swoop. Head to Draper City Park on April 25 and drop off those items cluttering up your house, such as computer equipment, clothing, toys and bicycles. Paper shredding is also available.
Will you be attending any of these celebrations? Let us know your favorite way to celebrate Earth Day in Utah in the comments section below!
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