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Gallatin Valley Earth Day 

Celebrating and Supporting Wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem:


the Last Best Wildlife Habitat in the Lower 48

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Watch past event recordings here:

Donate to Gallatin Valley Earth Day on Venmo:

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Earth Day 2023: Saturday, April 22nd

For your complete guide to all Earth Day events April 14 - May 30th click here

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Celebrating Wildlife with artists from the Emerson Center!

Art can very effectively connect us to its subject and create a special bond with the object in the painting.  We would like to share some art with you for your enjoyment.

Thanks to LeeAnn Ramey for sharing her art with us!


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Thanks to artists from The Artist's Gallery for sharing your art! 


Scroll down to see UPCOMING EVENTS


Bozeman Doc Series presents


"Path of the Panther"

Thursday, April 20

6 pm Reception | 7 pm Program/film

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture


The Bozeman Doc Series in partnership with Gallatin Valley Earth Day is excited to present the award-winning new documentary from Bozeman-based Grizzly Creek Films and director Eric Bendick, "Path of the Panther".


6:00 pm: Reception in the Emerson ballroom with music, food, drink, and Earth Day information and opportunities from event sponsors and Gallatin Valley Earth Day. The event will also feature our annual Bozeman Doc Series silent auction featuring items from sponsors.


Tickets are available at the door or before the show online at, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films.


Drawn in by the haunting specter of the Florida panther, a wildlife photographer, veterinarians, ranchers, conservationists, and Indigenous peoples find themselves on the front lines of an accelerating battle between forces of renewal and destruction that have pushed the Everglades to the brink of ecological collapse.


In a struggle resonating across the globe, the panther’s habitat is becoming an island. Its lush territory transformed into subdivisions and roadways. A paradise paved over and nearly forgotten.


Perched on the edge of extinction, the panther is an emblem of our once connected world. Showing us how to protect the Earth’s last wild places. Or else, a harbinger, of what could befall our planet, if the ‘Path of the Panther’ becomes a dead end.

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    Earth Day Fun Run


5K fun run

Gallatin County Regional Park
9 am 

Fundraiser to benefit the
Indreland Audubon Wetland Preserve

For more information and to REGISTER for the race goto (available starting March 10th)

2023 Earth Day Festival

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Saturday, April 22, 2023
10 am - 3 pm
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

10 am:  Magic Monster Show 
             with Random Acts of Silliness

10 am:   "After 85 Years of Frustration: Can We Return Public, Wild                         Bison to the CMR Refuge? " with Dr. Jim Bailey, author &                         Coordinator of the Montana Wild Bison Restoration Coalition
11 am:   "Unintended Consequences of Trapping Wildlife - How to Free                   your Pet from a Trap" w/ Clare Beelman of Footloose Montana
noon:    "Living with Bears" with Sabrina Bradford of Montana Fish &                     Wildlife
1 pm:    "Pollinator Conservation for Montana Gardens" with Abi Saeed
              of MSU Extension
2 pm:    “Landscaping for the Birds – Plant a Bird Friendly Backyard"                    with Victoria Saab
 of Sacajawea Audubon Society

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Revitaliseʌᴉʇɐlǝɹ - Unveiling ceremony

City Hall parking lot on April 22, 2023 at 5pm

Mountain Time Arts (MTA) in partnership with the City of Bozeman is pleased to present Revitaliseʌᴉʇɐlǝɹ, a #SeeBozemanCreek artwork. Bozeman Creek, a significant waterway, flows through the City Hall grounds.


Unveiling on Earth Day 2023, Revitaliseʌᴉʇɐlǝɹ is a pair of images and words, digitally printed onto laminated glass panels that will be installed as a frieze atop the railings of the pedestrian bridge leading to the entrance to City Hall. Lead artists include multi-disciplinary artist Ben Pease, Apsáalooke/Tsétsêhéstâhese (Crow/Northern Cheyenne) and MTA artist, Jim Madden. Inspired by the multiple facets of Indigenous history in the Gallatin Valley and the spiritual nature of water, Pease’s two glass panels will greet visitors to City Hall with an opportunity to pause and reflect on the Indigenous history of land and water in the valley. The importance of Bozeman Creek and its place within the Gallatin watershed will be highlighted. The experience of Pease’s imagery will be enhanced by the sound of rushing water and the view, through the glass, of the water flowing in the creek.


The installation will be a welcoming respite in our hurried world and a reminder of our cultural heritage as people conduct their civic affairs at City Hall.


The community is invited to join us in the City Hall parking lot on April 22, 2023 at 5pm for the unveiling ceremony. Guest speakers include MTA Executive Director, Francesca Pine-Rodriguez, Artists Ben Pease and Jim Madden, Mayor Cyndy Andrus and Keynote, Marsha Small.


Families are encouraged to visit the MTA booth at the Emerson as part of the Gallatin Valley Earth Day festival earlier in the day for an art project to use during our interactive water activity. Audience participation is welcome.


To learn more about Mountain Time Arts, visit:

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The Earth Show with Human Beings - A Variety Show

Saturday, April 22nd | 6:30 Silent Auction   7:30 Show

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

Gallatin Valley Earth Day presents ~


“The Earth Show with Human Beings” featuring host MSU Professor Bill Kleindl with special guests:


  • Ecologists from the Center for Large Landscape Conservation & ARC Solutions

  • Gallatin County Commissioner Jennifer Boyer

  • Representatives from Buffalo Field Campaign


Entertainment provided by 406 Cirque, Noah Johnson and End of Alder.


6:30 pm: BHS Solar Schools Club Silent Auction in the lobby


About Bozeman Solar Schools Club

The Bozeman High School Solar Club is fundraising to support the installation of solar panels on school buildings throughout the Bozeman School District. Our vision is to provide economic support for schools by investing in clean energy. Installing solar on public rooftops will also help reduce Bozeman's carbon footprint, helping keep summers cool and winters cold. Help us support Bozeman's legacy of stewardship for the “Last Best Place” and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.


7:30 Show in the Crawford Theater

The evening begins with an invocation, transitioning into story-telling, comedy, dance, music, interviews, game show, live advertisement, call to action and concludes with a lifetime achievement honoring.


“The Earth Show with Human Beings” - nurturing a corridor to success in the Gallatin Valley and beyond!


Join us for an evening of education, activation, celebration and honoring! See you at “The Earth Show”!


Festival seating $15 at the door ($10 advanced sale)

Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival 2022

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Gallatin Earth Day Business Stewards

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Click HERE for a list of participating businesses

Business Stewards

Who we Are

In 2019, a group of community members volunteered to plan an Earth Day festival, “Community Solutions for a Healthy Planet”. 500 people attended the festival at the Bozeman Public Library, enjoying talks, exhibits, and food as well as music, dance, art, and theater!

Our multi day in person celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day was cancelled in 2020, but we held two virtual events with more than 1000 attending.(Watch a recording on our YouTube channel). In 2021, we had over 2000 people attend our many online & in person events, including our in person festival in front of the Bozeman Public Library and our first annual Earth Day Fun Run at the Gallatin County Regional Park.


In 2022 we celebrated Earth Day with virtual and in person events from February through April.  See the YouTube channel for recordings of online events!

In 2023, we are back at the Emerson for our annual Earth Day Festival.  Check the calendar for additional events!

Our Fiscal Sponsor: 

Great Gallatin United Way (GGUW) serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Earth Day Festival 2020 Committee.  All donations made to GGUW on behalf of the Earth Day Festival will be designated solely for Earth Day Festival events and programs.


Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers

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In the News

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Earth Day Guide 2022: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

City of Bozeman 2021 Planting Guide

Creating a Zero Waste Home by Julie Fathy


Gallatin Conservation District Pollinator Guide

Gallatin Valley Earth Day Guide 2021: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

Montana Bee Identification Guide (.pdf) Department of Land Resources & Environmental Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT

Recycling information from Republic Services:

  • For a map of Gallatin County’s FREE recycling drop-off locations, click here.

  • For information on alternatives to traditional plastic garbage bags, here are some options.

  • Alexis Alloway's favorite source for staying up-to-date on the recycling industry is (and you can sign up for plastics-related newsletters and updates).

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 D"Nature's Best Hope" with Doug Tallamy


To watch the video recording click HERE

To watch the high resolution recording click HERE
Resources to help you:

Check out Pages 8 & 9 in this Bozeman Daily Chronicle magazine for a great article about Doug Tallamy and native plants HERE
Find native plants for your area with:

Links to "Nature's Best Hope" partners:



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Looking to stream movies that GVED has offered for free viewing in the past?  

  • “KISS THE GROUND", is a powerful documentary exploring soil regeneration and its place as a compelling and effective solution to our planet's climate crisis. Stream it on NETFLIX.

  • "THE STORY OF PLASTIC" looks at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people that inhabit it. Watch on the Discovery Channel HERE.

  • "2040" is a delightful film, directed by and starring award winning Australian filmmaker Damon Gameau. The film looks at the effects of climate change over the next 20 years and what technologies that exist today can reverse the effects. See streaming options HERE.



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To help support

Gallatin Valley Earth Day events contact


Greater Gallatin United Way (GGUW) serves as the fiscal sponsor for the Gallatin Valley Earth Day committee. All donations made to GGUW on behalf of Gallatin Valley Earth Day will be solely for Gallatin Valley Earth Day events and programs.



The Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival is thrilled to partner with many organizations in the Gallatin Valley (and beyond):


  • Audi Bozeman

  • Backcountry Bozeman

  • Belgrade Public Library

  • Beth MacFawn Landscape Design, Inc.

  • Blake Nurseries

  • Big Sky Wind Drinkers

  • Bozeman Doc Series

  • Bozeman Farmers' Market

  • Bozeman Green Build

  • Bozeman Public Schools - Solar Schools Club

  • Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market

  • Bridger Bowl Ski Area

  • Buff City Soap Bozeman

  • BZN International Film Festival

  • Cashman Nursery

  • Citizens' Climate Education Montana

  • City of Belgrade Public Library

  • City of Bozeman Clean Up Day

  • City of Bozeman Dept of Water Conservation

  • City of Bozeman Parks & Recreation

  • City of Bozeman Public Library

  • City of Bozeman Sustainability Office
  • City of Manhattan Public Library
  • City of West Yellowstone Public Library
  • Cottonwood Law Center
  • Empire Gardening Club
  • Footloose Montana
  • Fork & Spoon
  • Gallatin Conservation District

  • Gallatin Invasive Species Alliance

  • Gallatin Subaru

  • Gallatin Valley Beyond Plastics

  • Gallatin Valley Farm to School

  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank

  • Gallatin Valley Land Trust

  • Gallatin Watershed Council

  • Gallatin Wildlife Association

  • Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance

  • Great Bear Native Plants

  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness

  • Green Up West Yellowstone

  • Happy Trash Can

  • Hope Lutheran Church Creation Care Team

  • Kenyan Noble

  • Intermountain Opera Bozeman

  • Lot G Cafe

  • Madison Gallatin Trout Unlimited

  • Manhattan Public Library

  • Montana Angler

  • Montana Citizens' Climate Education

  • Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

  • Montana Interfaith Power and Light

  • Montana Mindfulness Project

  • Montana Native Plant Society

  • Montana Parent Magazine

  • Montana Science Center

  • Montana Trout Unlimited

  • MSU Bridger Solar Team

  • MSU Citizens' Climate Lobby

  • MSU Master Gardeners

  • MSU Sustainability Now
  • MSU Institute on Ecosystems
  • Norwex
  • Oboz Footwear
  • Open & Local
  • Random Acts of Silliness
  • REI Bozeman
  • Republic Services
  • Rocky Mountain Toy Company
  • Root Cellar Foods
  • Sacajawea Audubon Society

  • Sierra Club

  • Simms

  • Streamline Bus

  • Sunrise Movement

  • Treeline Coffee Roasters

  • Trout Unlimited

  • Uphill Pursuits

  • USFWS Bozeman Fish Health Center

  • Volkswagen of Bozeman

  • Valley of the Flowers Landscaping

  • Valley of the Flowers Project

  • Vegans of Bozeman

  • Wild Birds Unlimited (Billings & Bozeman)

  • Wild Montana

  • Yellowstone Harley Davidson

  • YES Compost

Gallatin Valley Earth Day

Online events leading up to and including April, 2023

Earth Day Festival on April 22, 2023 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

(Bozeman Clean Week- pick up your kit at festival)

Earth Day Fun Run on April 22| 9 am

Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT

To Contact Us:

Email Anne Ready at

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