50th Anniversary Celebration

Gallatin Valley Earth Day 

Climate Action for the Last Best Place

Check our calendar for upcoming events

Tuesday, November 10th at 7 pm

"How (and why!) to Put Local Foods at the Center of Your Thanksgiving"
Join us for our first event in the new series, "Gallatin Valley 2040" - imagining and creating a healthier and vibrant 2040.
Register for this FREE event here

Photo: Barbel Morton

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!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we are planning a larger event. Gallatin Valley will join the Earth Day festivities around the world that will educate and mobilize more than one billion people.

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

Arts for the Earth

Music, Dance, Poetry and Short Films

with special guests Claire Vlases and Conrad Anker

Silent auction run by students to raise money to put solar panels on the Bozeman high schools

Cancelled for 2020

See our Youtube channel and our calendar for recordings of past online events


Earth Day Festival

Children's Activities

Informative Talks

Information Booths

Delicious Food

Cancelled for 2020

Bozeman High School Solar Schools Club

Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival is proud to support the Bozeman High School's "Solar Schools Club". 

The Solar Schools Club's students are raising funds to place solar panels on Bozeman's two high schools.  This would

  • save taxpayer money on electricity bills

  • create jobs for solar installers

  • benefit students’ education

  • benefit Montana’s environment

All fundraising proceeds from Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival will be donated to the club. More Information


Calendar of Events


Tuesday, November 10th


How (and why!) to Put Local Foods at the Center of Your Thanksgiving

Gallatin Valley Earth Day launches a new series of events, "Gallatin Valley 2040". "How (and why!) to Put Local Foods at the Center of Your Thanksgiving" is the first of these monthly events that aim to help us all imagine, explore, and work towards a brighter, healthier, vibrant 2040.

  • EXPLORE our tradition of celebrating the fall harvest and giving thanks.

  • DISCUSS ways to source foods locally and regionally

  • LEARN how to cook delicious dishes with recipes using local foods and products.

  • PURSUE additional resources showing the different ways people celebrate this American tradition.

Panel Discussion with:

  • Kate Burnaby Wright, Local and Open

  • Lindsay Ganong, AERO

  • Dr. Shane Doyle, Hopa Mountain board member

After the discussion, learn how to make delicious dishes using local ingredients!
Kay Ann Miller, Executive Sous Chef at MSU will demonstrate how to make special dishes using local ingredients for your Thanksgiving/Harvest celebration.

  • Recipe #1: local, native caught trout

  • Recipe #2: Stuffed pumpkins with wild rice and huckleberries

REGISTER TODAY HERE! We will send you reminders leading up to the event. On November 10th, we will send you a link to this FREE online event. Please share with your friends.

Co-sponsored by Gallatin Valley Earth Day.

Monday, October 5th


Movie Screening - "2040"

The City of Bozeman, Dee O Gee and Gallatin Valley Earth Day present the film "2040" as an online streaming event.  Award-winning director Damon Gameau embarks on a journey to explore what the future could look like by 2040 if we simply embrace the best solutions that exist today. After the film, learn more about the City of Bozeman's draft Climate Plan and how to submit your comments.  In addition, learn about the Bozeman High School Solar Schools Club’s efforts to put solar panels on our schools and how you can donate.

Click here to register and to donate (optional) to put solar panels on Bozeman's High Schools. Click here to join us for an after-film discussion and click here to see a short film about Claire Vlasses, a Bozeman high school student who is making a difference locally. 

Co-sponsored by Gallatin Valley Earth Day.



To help support

Gallatin Valley Earth Day events contact gallatinvalleyearthday@gmail.com



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


  • Bozeman Doc Series

  • Bozeman International Film Festival

  • Bozeman Public Schools

  • Bozeman Winter Farmers' Market

  • Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board (Clean Up Day)

  • City of Bozeman Sustainability Office

  • KERBSpace

  • Logan Landfill

  • Montana Interfaith Power and Light

  • Montana Science Center

  • Mountain Time Arts

  • MSU Extension Community Development

  • Sacajawea Audubon Society

  • Valley of the Flowers Project


Gallatin Valley Earth Day, April 18 - 25, 2020

Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT

To Contact Us:

Email Anne Ready at


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