“The earth is what we all have in common.”—Wendell Berry
On April 22nd we celebrate our planet Earth and its beautiful gifts that we, sadly, take for granted sometimes. Arbor day is on April 30th – a special day created by J. Sterling Morton. His idea of setting aside a special day for tree planting is now more important than ever. His idea spread beyond Nebraska (where the first official Arbor Day was celebrated) and today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day.
Mesa has also been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation since 2010 to honor its commitment to community forestry.
These two days are very important and we need to celebrate them properly. Check out Earth-Friendly Events Happening in Mesa below.
Earth Day – Holiday Play
On Saturday April 17th (today) come at Carriage Lane Park for fun activities planned for kids and guardians to do together that raise awareness about the planet’s environment.
Activities include tree and flower planting, a ladybug release, solar cooking, DIY bird feeders, and more! Participants can win a solar cooker!
Pre-registration is required.
Time: 9-10 a.m./10:30-11:30 a.m.
Earth Day Upcycle Challenge
Visit the i.d.e.a. Museum on April 22nd (Earth Day), which is now open at limited capacity will have a special upcycle challenge for visitors – while supplies last. Guests will be able participate in a ‘Seed Starter’ activity. Purchase timed-admission tickets.
More information about tickets here
Date: April 22nd
Earth Day Celebration April 22
Visit Downtown Mesa at the Soul Center for kid-friendly activities, food, music, yoga, and more.
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Date: April 22nd
Time: 4-8 p.m.
See you there!