50th Anniversary Celebration

Gallatin Valley Earth Day 

Climate Action for the Last Best Place


April, 2020

Live Events

in October, 2020

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

New Date: Friday, October 16

7:00 - 9:00 pm

Emerson Center for the Arts and CUlture


Earth Day Festival

Children's Activities


Informative Talks

Information Booths

Delicious Food

New Date: Saturday, October 17

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Emerson Center for Arts & Culture

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



Bozeman Cleanup

The Bozeman Cleanup Day hosted by the Bozeman Beautification Advisory Board, which usually happens the Saturday of Earth Day Week, has been cancelled for this year. BBAB will reschedule an official cleanup day in the future. However, if you wish to clean up your neighborhood this spring, Bozeman Solid Waste Division is offering supplies. Contact them at 406-582-3238 to get set up.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2:00 pm EST and PST

U.S. Television Premiere - Discovery Channel

The Story of Plastic

Don't miss this excellent doc on Earth Day. Deia Schlosberg, the director, is a graduate of the Montana State film school and winner of two student Emmys.THE STORY OF PLASTIC takes a sweeping look at the man-made crisis of plastic pollution and the worldwide effect it has on the health of our planet and the people who inhabit it. www.storyofplastic.org

Thursday, April 23rd, 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Online - Live Stream at www.bozeman-arts.com

Films for the Earth

As part of the Gallatin Valley Earth Day celebration, join us for a virtual BZN Film Rodeo night featuring local guest speakers after each film.

  •  "A Letter to Congress" features Wallace Stegner's 1960 letter to Congress emphasizing the importance of preserving our wilderness & public lands. Discussion following the film with special guest Scott Brennan, MT State Director, The Wilderness Society.

  • "A Place in the Garden" chronicles two couples and a federally certified hummingbird bander working together to educate the public about the role of pollinators and how to create a landscape to support them. After the film, learn about "Landscaping for Birds" with Paulette Epple of Sacajawea Audubon Society.

Presented by the Bozeman International Film Festival and the Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival. Additional information at: www.bzn2020.com

You can watch a recording of this event by clicking here. 

Friday, April 24th, 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Music for the Earth

Online - Live stream at www.bozeman-arts.com

As part of the Gallatin Valley Earth Day celebration, enjoy listening to local musicians: Dan Smith, Doug Wales and Jake Fleming w/ the Montana~Havana Bridge Project, Kate Bryan, and Megan Makeever.

Montana~Havana Bridge Project is an intercultural music collaboration between Cuban and Montana musicians based in Bozeman. This project is about joining hands and hearts with your neighbors to fight global climate change. Musicians from the USA and Cuba have come together to create a new fusion of sounds, we call Cubusa (Koo-boo-sa) Music. (www.Montanahavana.org)

You can watch a recording of this event by clicking here.



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 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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