Every year on April 22, people around the world celebrate Earth Day. The day marks the start of the environmental movement in 1970, and for the past 53 years has resulted in both greater awareness of the environment and policy change. According to the Earth Day Network, more than one billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day festivities each year.
From a farmer’s market and concert in the park in downtown Las Vegas to 5K runs, hiking in the mountains, and exploring the city on an electric bicycle, here are a few fun things you can do in Las Vegas to celebrate Earth Day 2023.
Get some exercise and make a positive impact on the environment at the Earth Day Recycled 5K Run & 1-Mile Walk 2023. Celebrate Earth Day by taking a run or walk down the Harry Reid Union Pacific Railroad Trail. After the run, join in a cleanup along the trail from 10 a.m. until noon. Bibs, t-shirts, and medals will be recycled from previous 5Ks.
Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and celebrate Earth Day by participating in the Earth Day Everyday Run LAS VEGAS. This is a relatively small event so registration fills up quickly.
Shop locally grown produce at the Downtown 3rd Farmers Market located in the heart of downtown Las Vegas, featuring fresh produce from local farmers. The hours are Fridays and Saturdays from 9am-2pm.
Celebrate Earth Day with Raow Raow Collective at the Third Street Promenade, on Third Street from Hoover to Gass avenues in downtown Las Vegas, featuring live musical performances, DJs, a drum circle, native and African dancing, and live art. Attendees also will enjoy tree and plant giveaways.
Less than 15 minutes from downtown Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon has mountains, trees, wildlife, and 26 nature trails to explore. Or head to Mt. Charleston Spring Mountain National Recreation Area where you’ll find for over 60 miles of trails starting at over 6000 feet in elevation and culminating at the 11,916-foot Charleston Peak.
Don’t own one? No worries. The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada has a Bike Share program featuring a mix of 200 classic and electric bikes available 24/7, 365 days a year in downtown Las Vegas. Simply check-out a bike, explore the city, and return the bike to one of RTC’s Bike Share docking stations. While you’re checking out the RTC’s bike program, also take a moment to learn more about how the RTC is reducing carbon emissions by transitioning to a fleet of electric buses.
Every day is Earth Day at the Springs Preserve. Bring the whole family to celebrate a fun and education-filled day while exploring the Springs Preserve – a living example of sustainable living, design, and architecture. Enjoy conservation-focused exhibits and attractions, visit with environmental and green industry exhibitors, buy desert-friendly plants and participate in eco-friendly craft activities, and more.
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