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How will you celebrate Earth Day this year?

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. 

Drive Electric Earth Day

Wednesday, April 20: 4:30 – 7 p.m.

Village Presbyterian Church

6641 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS

ScrapsKC 2022 Earth Day Maker’s Market

Thursday, April 21: 5:30 – 8 p.m.

Scraps KC

3269 Roanoke Road, Kansas City, MO

KC Parks Earth Day Spring Cleanup

Friday, April 22: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

KC Parks locations

Go Green Sewing: Un-Paper Towels

Friday, April 22: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Sewing Labs

526 Campbell St., Kansas City, MO


EF 2022 Earth Festival

Saturday, April 23: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Unity Temple on the Plaza

707 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO


Kids DIY: Earth Day Upcycled

Saturday, April 23: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Merriam Community Center

6040 Slater St., Merriam, KS


Celebrate Earth Day

Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Lakeside Nature Center

4701 E. Gregory Blvd., Kansas City, MO

Celebrate Earth Day 2022

Saturday, April 23: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Frank A. Theis Park

47th and Oak St., Kansas City, MO

Party for the Planet

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


Metropolitan Energy Center Earth Day

Saturday, April 30, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Metropolitan Energy Center

Project Living Proof

917 E. Cleaver II Blvd., Kansas City, MO

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