In the future, and not too far off, is Earth Day. This is Earth Day’s 40th Birthday! 40 years ago more than 20 million Americans flooded the streets to demand environmental action from our leaders in Washington.
Let’s flood the streets of the Coachella Valley and show how much we care for our desert, our lives, our future. Here are a list of Earth Day events that will be going on… NOT THIS WEEKEND, but next weekend ( I wanna make sure you guys plan ahead for this…). Information has been provided by the Palm Springs Green Scene.:

Valley wide Earth Day Smorgasborg : April 17 – 25th

Saturday, April 17th
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Party for the Planet – Earth Day Celebration
Held on-site at The Living Desert, visitors can get back to nature with lots of fun activities for the kids, live entertainment, an art show, plant giveaways, and of course, all the cool animals at the zoo! There will also be many vendors and exhibitors, who are carefully chosen not only for the products they sell, but for their expertise and knowledge about desert life, education, preservation, and conservation. General Admission will be half price in honor of the celebration, members are free. 9:00am – 5:00pm. Full program click on link above. More info 760-346-5694

Thursday, April 22nd
Taquitz Creek clean up
Come join other volunteers for the monthly Taquitz Creek clean up and beautification.
8 to 10 AM. Meet at the pedestrian bridge (crossing over the creek) between Sunrise and Palm Canyon. Good shoes and gloves recommended.

Thursday, April 22nd
Earth Day at the Palm Springs Public Library
Earth day table, information, goodies and more co-sponsored by Palm Springs Green Scene and the Palm Springs Sustainability Commission. Children’s story time.
9:00am – 4:30 pm.

Thursday, April 22nd
EARTH ON EDGE! at the GreenZone Palm Desert

  • Smithsonian “Earth From Space” Exhibit
  • Recycled Art Show
  • Silent Action Benefiting S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
  • Recycled Bicyle Sculptures by Washington Charter Elementary 1st Graders
  • No Host Organic Wine Tasting

All proceeds to benefit the Student Creative Recycle Art Program (S.C.R.A.P.)
5:00 to 8:00 p.m at GreenZone–75-181 Mediterranean Ave., Palm Desert
Contact: Karen Riley at karen@scrapgallery.org

Thursday, April 22nd
Tour of the First LEED Platinum Museum in the World
Join a meeting with the US Green Building Council Inland Empire Chapter and American Institute of Architects Inland California and California Desert Chapter to tour the first LEED Platinum Museum in the World, in Hemet. The Western Science Center has achieved a significant milestone in Green Building in the Inland Empire. Two buses have been arranged from the Ontario/Riverside region and the Palm Desert/Palm Springs region. Space is extremely limited for the bus and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You may drive yourself to the museum. The “Sustainability Choices” exhibit is currently on display at the museum. All info and RSVP HERE

Saturday, April 24th

Earth Day @ Cabots –A Celebration of Sustainability
The first annual Earth Day @ Cabot’s will take place at the Cabot’s Pueblo Museum grounds in Desert Hot Springs on Saturday from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm. Under the theme “A Celebration of Sustainability”, the festival will also feature an all-star musical line-up, an interactive family area, organic and ethnic cuisine and more. Fun and educational for the whole family! Local art show featuring prominent desert area artists to include a pit firing pottery demonstration by renowned potter Tony Soares and display of local student art project sponsored by CREEC.

The purpose of the Festival is to celebrate Mother Earth, educate and inform desert residents about sustainability and to showcase local businesses, artists, musicians and earth-friendly resources.

In Desert Hot Springs at Cabot’s Pueblo Museum – America’s oldest green museum, 9am – 6pm. Free, $10 donation suggested. More info HERE

Saturday, April 24th
Palm Desert Arbor Day “A Growing Tradition”
The excitement kicks off at 9:15 a.m. with a tree planting ceremony followed by garden tours, pruning and planting demonstrations, displays on water conservation, live music, a challenging scavenger hunt and much more. The first 100 children who attend will receive a free coloring book. Free admission. 9 a.m. – Noon at the Palm Desert Visitor Center, 72-567 Highway 111 at El Paseo. For more information call 760-346-0611
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