50th Anniversary of Earth Day
Global & Local Celebrations
Earth Day 101
On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for their right to a healthy world. Earth Day 1970 received bipartisan support as everyone spoke out against oil spills, polluting factories, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife. By the end of that year, the first Earth Day had led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts.
April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the historic Earth Day demonstration. To celebrate this exciting event organizations, schools, government, businesses, and more are coming together for the largest Earth Day celebration in Prescott's history and a full week of learning & action for our people and our planet.
Details about these events can be found on this page and on our Facebook and Instagram.
Prescott Earth Day & Earth Week
After celebrating Earth Day here in Yavapai County for decades, and following a record turnout of citizens at the 2019 Earth Day Celebration the City of Prescott officially declared the week of April 22nd "Earth Week". This declaration honored the hard work of many volunteers & non-profit organizations, and acknowledged the growing demand from Prescott's local community to protect the place we call home.