Join SLCgreen in celebrating the 51st Annual Earth Day this April 22, 2021. We’re getting ready for this important day alongside our partners and community members.
Here are some ways you can get involved with Earth Day 2021!
Earth Month Events
Lawn Mower Exchange
Salt Lake City Mayor Mendenhall and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality have partnered for the 2021 Lawn Mower Exchange. At least 1,000 slots are available for Salt Lake City residents! Switching from a gas powered to an electric lawnmower is an easy way to help clear the air this earth day!
CLOSED – Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Lawn Mower Exchange!
Qualifying residents will receive a $300 rebate for a clean, electric lawn mower with the verified trade-in of their gas-powered model. Our waste & recycling crews will even pick up your old mower for you as part of this program!
Salt Lake City Public Lands Volunteer Events
Salt Lake City Public Lands Division invites you to get involved with the stewardship of our parks and natural lands. Find a full list of individual and community opportunities, or even sign on to “Adopt-A-Spot” program with your organization.
U of U Earth Week
The University of Utah Sustainability Office and ASUU Sustainability Board are hosting events centering initiatives to integrate social equity, economic prosperity, and ecological integrity.
Party for the Planet at Hogle Zoo
Saturday, April 17 from 9am-2pm at Hogle Zoo
Learn about recycling, conservancy, and sustainability at the Party for the Planet. Enjoy a Nature Scavenger Hunt, create your own sustainable art project, and find out how you can do more for the planet.
Tickets available here.
Eating for Earth SLC
The FFAC – Salt Lake City Factory Farming Awareness Coalition and Salt Lake Thrive invite you to join the Eating for Earth Challenge. Find out how your food choices impact the planet.
Party for the Planet at Tracy Aviary
Enjoy a range of activities including scavenger hunts, Aviary keeper talks, virtual nature journaling, birding walks, and more at Tracy Aviary.
Where We Go From Here: Community Conversations With Utah Leaders
April 22 from 6pm-7pm on Zoom
Join the Sierra Club Utah Chapter for a conversation about Earth Day and community driven climate action.
Earth Day at the Utah State Capitol
April 22 from 2-5pm at the Utah State Capitol
Join Fridays for Future Utah, Sunrise SLC, the Granite School District for Clean Energy, and other youth organizers and adult allies for the Earth Day event.
Earth Day River Clean Up with HEAL Utah & Jordan River Commission
April 23 from 3-5pm
To celebrate Earth Day this year, HEAL Utah and the Jordan River Commission would like to invite you to the Jordan River for a socially distant trail and canoe clean up in South Salt Lake!
A Climate Change Film Tour
April 22 – April 29, 2021
Tickets for Utah Clean Energy, Nature Conservancy, and Salt Lake City Film Society’s Climate Change Film Tour go on sale April 15. The Film Tour will celebrate Earth Day, launching “Inspire. Empower. Action.”
Head to the Salt Lake City Film Society to check out the film lineup, exclusive panels and more!
Earth Day River Clean Up with Saving Oceans
April 24 at 10am in James Madison Park
Pick up trash at the Jordan River to help protect the river ecosystem.
Plastic bags and gloves will be provided. Find out more and register in advance!
Clean Air & Stewardship Town Hall with Congressman Blake Moore
April 26 from 2:00-2:45pm
Register for the upcoming town hall with Blake Moore, the Citizens’ Climate Lobby, and the American Conservation Coalition.
Earth Day Placemaking Event
April 24 from 10am-2pm at Poplar Grove Park & 9th South River Park
Join the Westside Studio, University of Utah, and the SLC Public Lands Division for tree planting, sidewalk painting, litter pick up, and other placemaking events.
Earth Day Network’s Three Days of Climate Action
Join Earth Day for three days of climate action to help everyone act on climate and #RestoreOurEarth.
Take the Clever Octopus Earth Month Challenge
April 2021 at Clever Octopus
During the month of April, you can save money at Clever Octopus by taking actions to decrease your carbon footprint!
Get discounts off of your purchase by doing one or more of the following actions:
- Walk, bike or take public transit to our store. (Show us your bike, show us your transfer or bus pass, honor system for walkers).
- Donate 5 or more USED reusable bags, no appointment needed, give to cashier.
- Return 10 or more stamped Clever Octopus tags back to us.
Tag Clever Octopus during Earth Month with #octochallenge.
Arbor Day Celebration at Red Butte Gardens
April 30, 2021 (Pre-registration will open on Monday, April 26 at 9 AM. Space is limited.)
Get a free tree and enjoy Red Butte Gardens on Arbor Day this year! Pre-register on April 26.