City of El Paso's month-long Earth Day events

EL PASO, Texas - Earth Day is April 22, 2014 and the City of El Paso is honoring the earth with a number of Earth Day related events in April.

The Environmental Services Department (ESD), the El Paso Zoo, Museums and Cultural Affairs (MCAD), Sun Metro and the Public Library will host events throughout April to educate residents on what they can do to help preserve our natural resources. For more information on El Paso's Earth Month celebrations, visit


Saturday, April 5             

ESDs Earth Day Celebration           

Municipal Service Center; 7968 San Paulo

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy a day of fun, food, and education, including booths, live demonstrations and games promoting the preservation of our planet. Bring 25 plastic bags to recycle and receive a FREE reusable bag while supplies last. Free document shredding will also be available. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday and Sunday, April 12 & 13

El Paso Zoo's Party for the Planet; 4001 E. Paisano

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate our amazing planet at the El Paso Zoo! See how the El Paso Zoo parties animal-style, all while learning how you can help to protect all life on Earth. This is the 9th year the zoo has been a part of the largest combined Earth Day event in North America.

Saturday, April 19

Earth Day Festival at the Downtown Artist and Farmers Market; 117 Anthony

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This event will feature arts & crafts vendors, eco-friendly activities for kids of all ages, cooking, gardening and micro-farm demos, bike clinics and Earth Day bike rides, food trucks, live music and educational booths promoting the preservation of the environment and natural resources. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Saturday, April 26

Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros; 200 Washington

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The El Paso Public Library, Parks and Recreation and their partners celebrate children, literacy, health and education. The event is free to attend and every child gets a free book plus many other goodies. Enjoy live entertainment throughout the day, fun activities, food booths and more for every family member.


Saturday, April 26

Sun Metro will offer FREE trips to children 18 and younger all day.

Source: City of El Paso

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