Salt Lake City Earth Day and Green Events


Show some love for Mother Earth by attending one of these great SLC Earth Day and Green events taking place throughout April. Earth Day 2015 is Wednesday, April 22.

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Grow West Garden Fest

PBNJ Productions

The Grow West Garden Fest invites the public to learn about health, nutrition, and gardening resources available in westside Salt Lake City neighborhoods.

These resources include community gardens, school gardens, workshops, youth activities, and organizations & businesses that support gardening practices. 

For event attendees who participate in event activities, free food will be served by El Ranchero Chido, a local taco cart. 

Thursday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.

Sorenson Unity Center
1383 S. 900 W.
Salt Lake City, UT 84104


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Tree Planting and Cleanup Events With Tree Utah

Tree Utah

Tree Utah holds tree planting and environmental cleanup events throughout the year. Check their Facebook page for specific events. Some of the events they are holding this spring include cleanups at EcoGarden April 8 and Wheeler Farm April 15, along with tree planting along Redwood Road April 24.  

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Salt Lake City Area Gardening Classes

William McKellar

April and May are the busiest months for gardening, and there are plenty of great gardening classes around the valley to get you started or give you some new ideas. Check out the season's offerings from University of Utah Continuing Education, Red Butte Garden, Thanksgiving Point and many more gardening experts.

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Alta Earth Day Celebration

Alta Earth Day

Alta's annual Earth Day celebration is April 17 2015.  

This event encourages environmental stewardship, responsible recreation and awareness of the relationship between climate change and the future of the ski industry in Little Cottonwood Canyon and beyond. The day's events will feature:

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Red Butte Garden Bulbs and Blooms Festival

Red Butte Garden

This spring the Garden will boast a colorful array of over 450,000 blooming bulbs, with over 227,000 Daffodils and other bulbs including Allium, Anemone, Camassia, Cardiocrinum, Chiondoxa, Cyclamen, Galanthus, Hyancinth, Iris, and Muscari. Millions of tree blossoms such as the Garden’s glorious crabapple, magnolia and flowering pear collections will also dazzle the senses.

April 10-25, 2015, 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

300 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Admission $6-$10

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Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival

Darrell Gulin

Welcome spring and enjoy all the colors of the rainbow with nearly 100 different varieties of tulips during the annual Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival. Featuring 250,000 tulips spread throughout the 55-acre Thanksgiving Point Gardens, the Tulip Festival is an awe-inspiring sight that is redesigned each year to create a new display.

April 10-May 9, 2015 except Sundays, 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

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Party for the Planet at Tracy Aviary

Courtesy Tracy Aviary

 Mother Earth deserves a party and Tracy Aviary knows how to make it wild! To commemorate both Earth Day and Arbor Day, Tracy Aviary hosts this fun and educational celebration. Learn how to care for and enjoy our planet through exciting hands-on activities, amazing bird encounters, and insightful demonstrations.

April 18, 2015, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

589 E. 1300 S., southwest corner of Liberty Park

Regular admission $5-$7

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Earth Day Celebration at the Ogden Nature Center

Ogden Nature Center

Head to the Ogden Nature Center’s annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 18. There will be fun and engaging activities, live performances, green gurus, environmental experts, arts, crafts, fresh food and more. All ages can gather information and learn what we can do to preserve and protect nature, natural resources and the earth.

Saturday, April 18, 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ogden Nature Center
966 W. 12th St.
Ogden, UT 84404

$2 per person

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Party for the Planet at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Courtesy Hogle Zoo

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is throwing a party - over 100 parties throughout the country to be exact - to Party for the Planet.  Join Hogle Zoo to celebrate the earth with animal enrichment, presentations, and informative booths.  Learn about all the small things you can do that will make a big impact on our planet.

April 25, 2015, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

2600 E. Sunnyside Ave.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Regular admission $8.95-$14.95

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Recycling and Shredding at Station Park

Station Park

Station Park on Park Lane in Farmington welcomes in spring with eco-friendly activities in celebration of Earth Day.

Recycling event at Harmons Station Park, Wednesday, April 22, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Mattress recycling courtesy of Spring Back Utah:  As a special offer Spring Back will recycle old mattresses for a nominal fee. They offer a half-off special. Any mattress/box spring set fee will be $10 instead of $20. Single pieces are $5. Cash is preferred but cards are also accepted.
  • Paper recycling free with Certified Shred / Western RecordsLimit one box of paper per person.
  • Car seat and bike helmets will be collected by the Safe Kids Davis County program.
  • Clothing/textiles recycling: any clothing is accepted and will benefit Big Brother, Big Sisters of Utah.

Coldwell Banker Shred-It! event on Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Dispose of documents, magazines, CDs, DVDs, Videos at no charge.
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Draper City Earth Day Celebration

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Draper City celebrates Earth Day with a huge recycling event at Draper City Park. Drive-through drop-off stations will be set up in the parking lot. Items such as paper, metal, computer equipment, televisions, oil, usable household items, clothing, toys and bicycles will be accepted.  

April 25, 2015, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
1300 E. 12500 S.

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