Do you want to learn more about climate solutions, meet electric vehicle owners, recycle electronics, plant a free tree, upcycle scraps or take the kids on a fun eco-adventure?
We’ve found a variety of events for you and your family to celebrate in-person and some online in Kansas City and worldwide over the next two weeks surrounding Earth Day, April 22.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin inspired more than 20-million Americans (10 percent of the population at the time) to gather at “teach-ins,” rallies and protests to demand cleaner air and water. Those efforts launched the modern environmental movement that led to the passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act.
This year there will be thousands of events and celebrations around the world. To find activities near you, visit EarthDay.Org.
In Kansas City, there are many mostly free and in-person events with topics ranging from climate solutions to electric vehicles, renewable energy, composting, energy efficiency, native plant gardening, park clean-ups, recycling and upcycling.
Click on the links below to find more information and instructions on how to participate. If your organization would like to submit an event, email the details to Greenability Weekly using Submit an Event.
To learn more about these Earth Day activities in the Kansas City metro area, click on the event link.
Wednesday, April 20: 4:30 – 7 p.m.
Village Presbyterian Church
6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS
Thursday, April 21: 5:30 – 8 p.m.
3269 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO
Friday, April 22: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
KC Parks locations
Friday, April 22: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Sewing Labs
526 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 23: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 23: 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Merriam Community Center
6040 Slater St., Merriam, KS
Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lakeside Nature Center
4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Frank A. Theis Park
47th and Oak St., Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Dr., Kansas City, MO
Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Metropolitan Energy Center
Project Living Proof
917 E. Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO