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Gallatin Valley Earth Day 

Under One Canopy - Celebrating Trees and Forests

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Gallatin Valley Earth Day 2024


January - April

Festival - April 20th

(scroll down to register for events

and watch recordings of past talks)


 Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 20th
10am - 3pm
Gallatin County Fairgrounds

Upcoming talks and workshops:

Thursday, February 22 @ 7 pm on ZOOM

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"The Economic Impacts of a Changing Climate on our Forests and Outdoor Industry" with Frank Szollsi, Exec Director of the Montana Wildlife Federation

More details on FB

Tuesday, March 5th @ 7 pm

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How Can We Better Protect our Community from Future Wildfires? 

A film screening of the critically-acclaimed, award-winning film "Elemental: Reimagine Wildfire" and panel discussion

Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium

Facebook event


  • Dave McWethy (MSU)

  • Jessica Haas (USFS)

  • Jessica Braun (Firebrak Management)

WORKSHOPS in February, March & April:
Good Company: Exploring Trees and Forests

with Ashley Martens/Cedar Mathers-Winn

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Explore the ecology and wonder of our native trees and forests. Learn how to identify each species, discover its unique lifestyle, and engage in mindful activities for deeper connection with Ashley Martens/Cedar Mathers-Winn.


Douglas Fir - 

Fri, Feb 23 or Sun, Feb 25 

2-4pm at Triple Tree Trail


Limber Pine - 

Fri, March 22 or Sun, March 24

2-4pm at Drinking Horse


Riparian Forests - 

Fri, April 12 or Sun, April 14

2-4pm at Gardner Park


Signup for the Classes below.

Cost: $30 each

Limit: 12 participants

Thursday, March 28th @ 6:30 pm

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Trout, Drought,and Floods: How Trees Impact the Gallatin Watershed

Lilly McLane, Gallatin Watershed Council

Bozeman Public Library

FREE - in person and live-streamed

Register for live-stream to receive the link

Recordings of recent talks:

Thursday, January 11th @ 6:30 pm, Bozeman Public Library - Community Room


"Trees Talk To Each Other?? " with Sharon Eversman, retired MSU Ecology Professor

Wednesday, January 24th @ 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm), Museum of the Rockies, Hager Auditorium

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"The Best Habitat is Unlogged Forests"  with Mike Garrity, Exec Dir of the Alliance for the Wild Rockies

For additional information click HERE.

A recording of the talk will be available soon!

Thursday, February 8th @ 7 pm, Hope Lutheran Church, Fireside Room

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"Whitebark Pine: A Species Worth Protecting" with Erin Shanahan, National Park Service
In person and live-streamed

Registration links for additional talks coming soon!

Scroll down to see complete list of events in 2024.

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Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival 2022

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Gallatin Earth Day Business Stewards

Click HERE for a list of participating businesses

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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 2023: Bozeman Daily Chronicle

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.


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


Thanks to our sponsors


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Email Anne Ready at

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