“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”
— Sen. Gaylord Nelson,
Earth Day founder
Earth Day, celebrated April 22, is an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the earth and renew our commitment to building a safer, healthier and cleaner world. Earth Day provides an opportunity to take new actions or revitalize existing ones. Below are some links for inspiration:
Attend a local Earth Day Event
Earth Day events are planned throughout the Kansas City region. For more information about events in your community, contact your city, school, place of worship or neighborhood organization.
- Recycling Events: Whether you have a non-working TV, an old bike, usable building materials, an old mattress or some documents that need shredding there’s a recycling event for you.
- Party for the Planet, April 8–9, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Kansas City Zoo, Kansas City, Missouri.
- Prairie Village Earth Fair, April 15, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Shawnee Mission East High School, Prairie Village, Kansas.
- Downtown Overland Park Earth Day, April 20–22, Overland Park, Kansas.
- Earth Day at Lakeside Nature Center, April 22, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Kansas City, Missouri.
- Get Your Green On!, April 29, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., City Market, Kansas City, Missouri.
For more information, contact Matt Riggs or call 816-701-8313.