Gallatin Valley Earth Day 

Celebrating water stewardship: past, present and future

Check our calendar for upcoming events and registration

To see recordings of past events click on the YouTube tab.

Sign up for our NEWSLETTER here.

See Earth Day Calendar of Events HERE (includes Gallatin Valley Earth Day events, partner events, and other events that we are aware of.

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!

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.


We are back in 2022 with virtual and in person 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

"Water for the Earth"
Friday April, 22 at 7pm
Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture

6 pm Social Hour (Ballroom of the Emerson Center)

The Bozeman High Solar School club's "Silent Auction" is raising money to put solar panels on our local schools! See more auction details at


Special Earth Day release of longtime Bozeman-based environmental writer Todd Wilkinson's latest book, "Ripple Effects: How to Save Yellowstone and America's Most Iconic Wildlife Ecosystem"

7 pm "Water for the Earth" 

  • Aaron Banfield, musician

  • Terry Cunningham, City of Bozeman Deputy Mayor

  • Dr. Shane Doyle & Todd Wilkinson, Keynote Speakers

  • Wetlands short film

Keynote speakers: Dr. Shane Doyle & Todd Wilkinson 

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Earth Day Fun Run


Saturday, April 23 | 9am

Gallatin County Regional Park

For more information and to REGISTER for the race goto winddrinkers


2022 Earth Day Festival

Click on the picture title for more details

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Saturday, April 23 
10 am - 3 pm
Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture


Gallatin Earth Day Business Stewards

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Click HERE for a list of participating businesses


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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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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Calendar of Events

To view the entire text for an event, click on the event text.

Past events from our previous calendar can be seen 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:


  • Belgrade Public Library

  • Beth MacFawn Landscape Design, Inc.

  • 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

  • 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
  • Gallatin Conservation District

  • Gallatin Subaru

  • Gallatin Valley Farm to School

  • Gallatin Valley Food Bank

  • Gallatin Watershed Council

  • Gallatin Wildlife Association

  • Gallatin Valley Land Trust

  • Gallatin Yellowstone Wilderness Alliance

  • Great Old Broads for Wilderness

  • Green Up West Yellowstone

  • Happy Trash Can

  • Hope Lutheran Church Creation Care Team

  • Intermountain Opera Bozeman

  • Lot G Cafe

  • Madison Gallatin Trout Unlimited

  • Manhattan Public Library

  • Montana Citizens' Climate Education

  • Montana Interfaith Power and Light

  • Montana Mindfulness Project

  • Montana Native Plant Society

  • Montana Science Center

  • Montana Trout Unlimited

  • MSU Bridger Solar Team

  • MSU Citizens' Climate Lobby

  • MSU Sustainability Now
  • MSU Institute on Ecosystems
  • Open & Local
  • Random Acts of Silliness
  • Republic Services
  • Root Cellar Foods
  • Sacajawea Audubon Society

  • Sierra Club

  • Simms

  • Sunrise Movement

  • Treeline Coffee Roasters

  • Uphill Pursuits

  • USFWS Bozeman Fish Health Center

  • Volkswagen of Bozeman

  • Valley of the Flowers Project

  • Yellowstone Harley Davidson

  • YES Compost

Gallatin Valley Earth Day

Online events leading up to and including April, 2022

Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2022 | 7 pm

Earth Day Festival on April 23, 2022 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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

Earth Day Fun Run on April 23| 9 am

Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture, Bozeman, MT

To Contact Us:

Email Anne Ready at

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