Earth Month

Celebrate Earth Day ALL Month Long!

Earth Day is April 22, but the City of El Paso is dedicating the entire month of April to raising awareness about taking care of our environment and celebrate earth.

The City invites the community to celebrate our Earth with a wide variety of family-friendly activities and events that honor the environment and nature in our community.

During Earth Month, the City has put together various events that residents can participate in and receive information on how to create healthier neighborhoods and communities that benefit our planet. Residents are encouraged to take part in various activities and events throughout the month.

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City of El Paso Earth Month

Earth Month Events

Several City departments are hosting events in different parts of town that focus on the importance of taking care of our planet. The following departments are hosting various activities:

Museums and Cultural Affairs Department (MCAD)

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El Paso Museum of Archaeology

April 1, 9AM-12PM – Poppies Walk
April 6, 6PM-9PM – Full Moon Fiesta
April 19, 9AM-5PM – Earth Day Activities
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Downtown Art & Farmer’s Market

April 22, 12PM-3PM – Farmer’s Market at Arts Festival Plaza
April 27, 5PM-9PM – Evening Market at Arts Festival Plaza

Parks and Recreation

April 19, 4PM-6PM – Earth Day Celebration
Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center
In celebration of Earth Day, Live Active EP in partnership with Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center and Texas AgriLife Extension will have a fun educational event. The event will consist of an educational class on growing and nourishing healthy communities led by a Texas AgriLife educator and offering fun activities for the community.

Public Libraries

Earth Month Reading Challenge (Grade PreK-2)
Earth Month Reading Challenge (Grade 3-7)
Earth Month Reading Challenge (Grade 8-Adult)
April 08, 3PM-4PM – Earth Day Makerday - Clardy Fox
April 18, 4:30PM – Hug the Earth Storytime - Chamizal
April 18, 4:30PM – Storytime with Glitter Mosaic Craft - Richard Burges
April 19, 10AM – Storytime with Paper Crown Craft - Richard Burges
April 19, 10AM-11AM – Preschool Storytime - Jose Cisneros
April 19, 4:30PM – Tween Hangout: Paper Mache Planters - Richard Burges
April 19, 4:30PM – Tween Steam: Ice King Challenge - Esperanza Moreno
April 20, 3PM-4PM – Mealworm Life Cycles - Esperanza Moreno
April 20, 4:30PM – Hug the Earth Teen Hangout - Chamizal
April 20, 4:30PM – Teen Hangout: Egg Carton Planters - Esperanza Moreno
April 20, 4:30PM – Teen Hangout: Paper Quilling Art - Richard Burges
April 21, 4PM-5PM – Earth Day Family Party - Irving Schwartz
April 22, 10AM – Storytime Paper Crowns - Richard Burges
April 22, 10AM-11AM – Earth Day Dry Seed Bombs - Enrique Moreno
April 22, 10AM-11AM – Family Storytime - Jose Cisneros
April 22, 10AM-11AM – Family Storytime - Westside
April 22, 10AM-11AM – Family Storytime - Judge Marquez
April 22, 10AM-11AM – Earth Day Storytime - Clardy Fox
April 22, 10AM-11:30AM – DIY Newspaper Seed Pots - Sergio Troncoso
April 22, 10AM-12PM – Family Storytime: Seed Bombs - Esperanza Moreno
April 22, 3:30PM-4:30PM – Paint a Pot! - Clardy Fox
April 29, 10AM-4PM – Dia de los Ninos - Learn More

El Paso Zoo

April 22, 10AM-2PM – Party for the Planet
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El Paso Streetcar

April 22, 11AM – Read and Ride for Earth Day
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Environmental Services Department

April 22, 10AM-2PM – 2023 Earth Day Celebration

Library Reading Challenge

Celebrate Earth Month by reading and completing activities to learn and earn badges! Be a planet protector and earn 8 new badges! 
Need reading recommendations? Check out the titles below that are available at your nearest El Paso Public Library!

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PreK-2nd Grade

  • Baby Loves Green Energy! By Ruth Spiro
  • Be a Tree! by Maria Gianferrari
  • The Earth Book by Todd Parr
  • Green Green: A Community Gardening Story by Marie Lamba
  • The Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen
  • Stand Up! Speak Up! A Story Inspired by the Climate Change Revolution by Andrew Joyner
  • Stella Diaz Never Gives Up by Angela Dominguez
  • A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
  • Tide Pool Troubles (Shelby & Watts #1) by Ashlyn Anstee
  • We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrom

3rd – 6th Grade

  • Climate Change & How We'll Fix It by Alice Harman
  • Fuzzy Mud by Louis Sachar
  • Girls Solve Everything: Stories of Women Entrepreneurs Building a Better World by Catherine Thimmesh
  • The Line Tender by Kate Allen
  • One Small Hop by Madelyn Rosenberg
  • Solimar: The Sword of the Monarchs by Pam Munoz Ryan
  • Song For a Whale by Lynne Kelly
  • World Champions! A Max Einstein Adventure by James Patterson
  • Thirst by Varsha Bajaj
  • The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

7th Grade – Adult

  • Cast Away: Poems For Our Time by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Dry by Neal Shusterman
  • Imaginary Borders by Xiuhtezcatl
  • Living Simply: A Teen Guide to Minimalism by Sally McGraw
  • Milo & Marcos at the End of the World by Kevin Christopher Snipes
  • No Planet B: A Teen Vogue Guide to Climate Justice by Lucy Diavolo
  • Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  • Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Recycled Chic: 30 Simple Ways to Recycle, Renew, and Reinvent Your Pre-loved Fashions by Amanda McKittrich
  • War Girls by Tochi Onyebuchi

Celebrate Year Round

Here are some tips you can implement year round to help the planet:

  • By using a reusable water bottle instead of buying disposable plastic bottles, an individual can save an average of 156 plastic bottles from entering the environment each year.
  • Switching to LED light bulbs, an individual can save up to 80% on their energy bill and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1,000 pounds per year.
  • A faucet that drips one drop of water per second can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year. Fixing leaks and taking shorter showers can help reduce water usage.
  • Choosing to walk or bike instead of driving a car for short trips, an individual can reduce their carbon footprint by up to 22 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per day.
  • Purchase products with minimal packaging or using reusable bags and containers, an individual can significantly reduce the amount of waste they produce.
  • Practice the 3 R's (reduce, reuse, recycle), an individual can significantly reduce their waste and conserve resources for future generations.

Find information about Recycling with the City, view bike lanes, and find EV Charging Stations around the city.