Things to do for earth day & all month long! Las Vegas 2023

Things to do for Earth Day

...and all month long
Las Vegas, 2023

Each Earth Day is an opportunity to remember just how important our planet is, and how a healthy planet keeps our people safe from harm and free to live thriving lives. By coming together to support environmental causes and promote sustainability, we can help to protect our planet and ensure a brighter future for all. Let’s make every day Earth Day by making conscious choices that reduce our impact on the environment and preserve the natural world for generations to come.

Did you know that Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, making this year it’s 53rd anniversary? The idea for Earth Day came from Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was concerned about the environmental impact of industrialization and wanted to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. Since then, Earth Day has become a global event, with people all over the world coming together to support environmental causes and promote sustainability. Let’s continue to work together to protect and preserve our beautiful planet for generations to come. 

We’ve rounded up a few ways you can celebrate earth day from attending an event, learning more about your impact, writing your representatives, or watching an informative documentary. 

blue planet in space

Saturday April 22, 9am-12pm

UNLV Earth Day Recycling

In honor of Earth Day, UNLV’s Recyclin’ Rebels are hosting a recycling event. The event will provide an opportunity for people to recycle their electronic waste, paint, traditional recycling materials, and paper files. 

The event will take place in the Thomas & Mack parking lot adjacent to the Tropicana parking garage from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on April 22, 2023. and is FREE and open to anyone in the Las Vegas community.

Spring Preserve Earth Day

Saturday April 22, 10am-4pm

Celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 22 at the Springs Preserve, where Every Day is Earth Day! Join the community and bring the whole family for fun and educational explorations of our campus—a living example of sustainable lifestyles, design and architecture. Check out the conservation-focused exhibits and attractions, visit with environmental and green industry exhibitors, participate in eco-friendly craft activities, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, and find out how you can play a role in ensuring a sustainable future through resource conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction and natural resource protection.

Find us at the Climate Reality Las Vegas near the cottonwood room!

PowWow for the Planet

Saturday April 22, 11am-7pm

Join this Powwow for the Planet hosted by the Native American Student Association and the Native American Alumni Club. There will be performances throughout the event along with craft and food booths with items available for purchase.


Event is free and open to the UNLV and Las Vegas community. No registration is required.

Mural Reveal & Movie Viewing
at the Obodo Farm

Saturday April 22, 5:30pm

Spend Earth Day evening at Obodo Urban Farm for the official mural reveal &  first EVER movie night.

Hear first hand from Oboodo’s mural artist and team why it was important for us to highlight the beauty of the Historic Westside.

Free event. MUST RSVP at the link below

Hololo Market at Fergusons

Saturday April 22, 11am-4pm

The Holoholo Market: Earth Day Edition. Shop AAPI vendors from around the 9th island, enjoy Live Music and eat food that will transport you back to Hawaii. Connect with community including Las Vegas Hawaiin Civic Club & more! Activities & Games include a plant swap,  a Little Free Library
(bring/take books), Kids Crafts & Games with Future Makers LV, Tofu Tees, The Paper Pulp & more! And don’t forget about the Food Drive benefitting Solidarity Fridge hosted by Nevada PTA. 

Come holoholo in one of the most beautiful places in Las Vegas!

Meaningful Movies
Food Waste Movie Viewing & Panel

Friday April 28, 5:30-7:30pm

In Las Vegas, one in seven households are experiencing some form of food insecurity – and food waste also exacerbates the climate crisis. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report that found U.S. food loss and waste results in an estimated 170 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent greenhouse gas emissions each year. That’s equal to the annual CO2 emissions of 42 coal-fired power plants.

Do you want to know more about how you can reduce food waste right here in Las Vegas? Join us on Friday April 28 at 5:30pm at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center for a movie screening and panel discussion. We will be joined by leaders in food recovery and we will share how you can get involved in Climate Reality Las Vegas food recovery program started by an amazing leader, Olivia Burns!

The event is FREE. RSVP appreciated but not required.

Community Creativity with Climate Action

Saturday April 29, 5pm-7pm

Get creative with Las Vegas’ climate-conscious community and paint a mural together in a local desert landscape garden. 

The Climate Action Nevada Team is holding a family-friendly event at a desert landscape garden where attendees will paint a mural while socializing with like-minded folks. Kids of all ages are welcome. A pet rock station will be available for younger kids as well as hot dogs, light refreshments and other amenities to beat the spring heat. Join for an evening of fun and action as we tackle the federal comment carbon period.  The address is located in the North West and will be provided to confirmed guests a few days before the event!


  • “The Story of Stuff” by Annie Leonard: This 20-minute animated video explains the lifecycle of consumer goods and the impact of our consumption patterns on the planet. It offers a critical look at our linear “take-make-waste” economy and suggests ways we can create a more sustainable and just system.
  • “Before the Flood” by National Geographic: This documentary follows actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio as he explores the impact of climate change on the planet and what we can do to mitigate its effects. The film features interviews with scientists, politicians, and activists, and provides a comprehensive overview of the issue.
  • “The True Cost” by Andrew Morgan: This documentary investigates the social and environmental impact of the fashion industry, one of the most polluting and exploitative industries in the world. It offers a critical examination of fast fashion and the human and environmental cost of producing cheap clothing, and highlights the importance of conscious consumer choices. I hope you find these recommendations helpful!


  • Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things” by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. This book presents a new paradigm for sustainability that goes beyond the traditional reduce-reuse-recycle approach. The authors propose a design philosophy that seeks to create products that are not only environmentally benign but also socially and economically beneficial.
  • Check out these Earth Day Quizzes to test your knowledge and learn more:


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