Earth Day 2022

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: WATER CONSERVATION................ 3 RECYCLING GUIDE........................ 4 EVENTS CALENDAR...................... 5

Written by Melissa Loveridge • Layout by Darla Allen

We respect the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. APRIL 24, 10:00am "Get Rooted, Get Ready!" UU Ministry for Earth, Earth Day Service at UUFB or on YouTube APRIL 24, 4:00pm “Youth v Gov” Screening at UUFB APRIL 26, 6:00pm “Youth v Gov” Screening on Zoom “Youth v Gov” is the story of America’s youth suing the U.S. government for creating the climate crisis and endangering their rights. Discussion to follow both screenings. APRIL 28, 6:30pm “Held v Montana” Zoom panel discussion on the first youth climate case to go to trial in the U.S. All events free and open to the public; registration required. For more information and to register go to Worship and children’s religious education Sundays, 10:00 a.m. (Live streaming on YouTube) 325 N. 25th, Bozeman More information at 406-586-1368;


he City of Bozeman’s “Water Smart Campaign” seeks to inform residents where our water supply comes from, to recognize that it is limited, and to show them ways to conserve it. According to the city’s website, we are no longer in a declared drought stage; however, “Bozeman is droughtprone. Whether or not we are in a declared drought stage, conserving our water supplies is necessary to ensure a reliable water supply for the future.” According to the City of Bozeman Water Conservation Division, 80% of Bozeman’s water supply comes from snowmelt from the Gallatin Range, which feeds into Hyalite and Bozeman Creek. The other 20% is from a developed spring at Lyman Creek in the Bridger Range. “Without water conservation, Bozeman could be facing a water shortage within the next 15 years.” Our water supply is of extremely high quality, but the supply is limited. The city monitors drought conditions by collecting data on snowpack levels using SNOTEL, “an automated system that collects snowpack and related climatic data.” Bozeman Daily Chronicle spoke with Chelsey Trevino, the city’s Water Conservation Technician, who told us how water conservation will be the largest source of water for the future. “The city of Bozeman is situated within a closed basin, meaning there are no more surface water

rights for the city to purchase,” explained Trevino. A message from last year’s Spring/ Summer Water Smart Bozeman campaign urged residents to do one thing, big or small, to help conserve Bozeman’s limited water supply. This year, Trevino says the campaign is unchanged, but rather than conserving our water supply for the spring and summer we should be making an effort every day, year-round towards water conservation. In the summer, the average water customer in Bozeman uses 923 gallons of water per week. Bozeman’s Water Conservation Division offers a detailed list of ways to reduce water use both in and outdoors. Additionally, they offer rebates as well as free products to upgrade and improve the efficiency of your home appliances. Here are a few easy ways you can reduce your water consumption indoors: reduce your shower time, turn off the sink while brushing your teeth/shaving, and be cautious of water use while washing your dishes. To further your efforts, check for leaks in your appliances like your faucets and shower heads. The city offers rebates for updating your clothes washer, toilet, and shower heads to newer, more efficient models. If your water supply is provided by the city, simply bring your old showerhead to the Water Conservation Office and they’ll send you home with a new efficient showerhead. Updating

these appliances can lower water consumption and save you money on your water bill as well. The ways in which you conserve water outdoors are not as easy a fix, but with 50% of Bozeman’s summer time water use going to lawns and landscaping, it can prove to be more beneficial in the long run for your home, your wallet, and for the community. Reducing the amount of time you spend watering your lawn by 20% and only watering in the morning to avoid water loss from evaporation can help to conserve. Replacing your non-functional turf grass with drought tolerant plants is one of the more effective ways of conserving outdoor water use at your home. One of the other more effective ways to conserve water outside is to assess your sprinkler system for any leaks and inefficiencies. If your water supply is provided by the city, you qualify for a free sprinkler assessment. In following their Water Smart Campaign, the City of Bozeman hopes you can, “use the 2022 Water Smart Planting Guide to get water smart-with tips for your ground and your grass, as well as irrigation insights and yard makeover inspiration. Then, take advantage of the City of Bozeman’s water conservation incentives to transform your yard from thirsty to thriving.” For more information, visit the



7 Simple Actions You Can Take Toward a Blue Planet



he City of Bozeman Solid Waste Division offers singlestream curb side recycling, which means you can put all your recyclables into one bin. However, not all plastics are recyclable. The newest update to the city’s recycling plan is due to the worldwide recycling market. Because of this, they are no longer accepting nonbottle shaped #1 or #2 plastics, as well as any #3-#7 plastics. The accepted recyclables are listed as follows: jugs and bottles of #1 and #2 plastics; aluminum, tin, and steel cans; flattened corrugated cardboard and other paperboard boxes; newspapers, magazines, writing and office paper; as well as phone books and paper bags. The city does not recycle glass, however; you can take it to We Recycle Montana, a self-serve glass recycling bin located at 357 Recycling Way. Materials that are not accepted for recycling and should be put in the trash are listed as follows: plastics #3-#7, non-bottle shaped



#1 and #2 plastics, glass, any food contaminated paper or plastics, aerosol cans, pill bottles, ceramics, foil, metal hangers, batteries, light bulbs, juice boxes and pouches, chip bags, Styrofoam and packing peanuts, paper style milk cartons, plastic bags, frozen food bags, and any toxic products such as oil bottles, antifreeze, herbicide and pesticide containers. To prepare your recyclables for pickup, the city recommends you: rinse your recycling bin and clean out any food residue, clean out your recyclable containers and make sure they are dry, flatten cardboard to conserve space, leave labels on containers, and crush plastic bottles and put their caps back on to conserve space as well. It is important to follow and maintain these steps to prevent contaminating your containers. Contaminated containers can lead to an entire load of your recycling ending up as garbage. For more information regarding waste removal, visit

Recycle correctly. Contamination is recycling’s biggest problem. Know what to throw out and make sure that your recyclables are empty, clean, dry and not bagged.

Buy reusable bags. Purchase a half dozen reusable bags to use everytime you go to the store. A small investment will save thousands of plastic bags in the long term.

Bring your own mug. Daily coffeeshop visitors generate about 23 pounds each of waste in disposable cups each year.

Replace lightbulbs. LED lightbulbs use just 10 percent of the energy incandescent bulbs do. When you replace, be sure to recycle them properly.

Use rechargeable batteries. This generates less waste.

Use recycled paper. The EPA says buying recycled paper helps close the recycling loop.

Buy Used. Search thrifit stores and online marketplaces for gently used items. Save 70 to 90 percent on books, clothing and home decor when you buy secondhand versus new.

When a community works together to make our planet a better place, we all benefit. Visit and for more tips and information. 1) 2) 3) 4)


CALENDAR RECYCLING: Creating Bookmarks From Old Magazines

SOCIAL: Coffee & Conversation

April 15-22

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bozeman Public Library

Education and Outreach Center

During library hours Turn trash into treasure by creating a bookmark using old magazines! Stop by Republic Services’ recycled bookmark booth in the children’s section of the Bozeman Public Library between April 15 and April 22 to make your own recycled bookmark.

Monday, April 18

(across from Manhattan Bank)

123 S. Broadway St., Manhattan MT FREE Come spend your lunch break with us! We will be enjoying coffee and learning more about conservation topics to start off Earth Week in Manhattan MT! Free coffee. Bring your own mug. Fair trade coffee.

RECYCLING: Recycling Rock Star Quiz April 12-22 Location: Bozeman Public Library During library hours Are you a recycling rookie, or a rock star? Visit Republic Services’ interactive Recycling Rock Star display in the foyer of the Bozeman Public Library from April 12-22. Test your recycling IQ and learn what can and can’t be recycled in the Gallatin Valley.

CLEAN UP: Bozeman Dog Poop Clean Up Friday, April 15

Seed exchange games and activities for all ages! Enjoy the weather and explore our garden. Contact: Elizabeth Emeline 406-282-4350

3:30pm - 5:30pm In partnership with Run Dog Run, Republic Services and the Bozeman Public Library, Gallatin Watershed Council will be hosting a dog poop cleanup event on April 15th. We will be targeting multiple locations in Bozeman in an effort to clean up as many pounds of dog waste possible before they enter our waterways. We hope to see you there! Sign up to be a team leader or a participant and to choose your location. Details on supplies and waste drop off location will be provided after registration. Community members can find more information at www.

SUMMIT/TOUR: Montana State Sustainablilty Summit Monday, April 18 at 5:00pm & Tuesday, April 19 10:00am - 5:00pm



Norm Asbjornson Hall , Inspiration Hall at Montana State University campus Engage with fellow sustainability activists and MSU leaders to learn more about MSU Bozeman’s sustainability &carbon neutrality goals. This event is free to the public and registration is encouraged whether you plan on attending a portion of the event or the full event. REGISTER at event.html?id=41135 Keynote Speaker - Chad Pregracke, April 18th “From the Bottom Up” Chad Pregracke, 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, is living proof that one person can make a difference. As the founder of America’s only “industrial strength” river clean-up organization, Chad Pregracke tells a compelling, uplifting,and inspiring story about growing up on the river and how his river experiences led to his unique vision to clean up the Mississippi River and start an internationally recognized not-for-profit, Living Lands & Waters. During his presentation, Chad will take the audience out on one of the world’s greatest rivers – a journey filled with endless challenges and gripping adventures. His delivery is motivating, captivating, genuine and refreshingly spontaneous. Chad’s story will show you that one person can truly make a difference! Steam Tunnel Tours will be offered on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022 at Montana State University as a part of the 1st Annual MSU Sustainability Summit. Guided tours of the MSU Tunnel Utility System will start outside the Heating Plant Building at 10 am and 11 am and last for approximately 1 hour. Please email Raye Myers at raye.myers@student. with any questions you may have, and we look forward to seeing you there!

ACTIVITY: Parks & Recreation Rec Mobile April 18-22 3:15 - 4:15pm Bozeman Parks & Recreation will be celebrating EarthWeek by connecting children with nature and recreation. April 18th -22nd our Rec Mobile will be bringing creative Earth Day activities to our community’s children in 5 different parks. The Rec Mobile Earth Day week celebration will be led by our enthusiastic recreation leaders. Children ages 5-13 are welcome to join in on the fun we have planned in honor of our Earth.



We will be at the following parks from 3:30-4:30pm: MONDAY - Valley West Park TUESDAY - Diamond Park WEDNESDAY - Beall Park THURSDAY - Story Mansion Park FRIDAY - Bozeman Pond

Want to save resources in honor of Earth Day? Consider ‘borrowing’ the audio book of Erosion, read by the author, Terry Tempest Williams on BPL’s Hoopla app. Listen to the audiobook on your device or computer or laptopor phone, free with your Library card. Questions? Contact: Liz DeVries, Adult Services Programming Bozeman Public Library Phone: 406-582-2410

Virtual Event: Virtual Earth Day Storytime Tuesday, April 19 8:00am Bozeman Public Library Join Ellie from the Bozeman Public Library for a Virtual Earth Day Storytime. We’ll read We Are Water Protectors by Carole Lindstrome, illustrated by Michaela Goade and learn about Indigenous water protection movements. Check out Bozeman Public Library’s YouTube channel at YT

BOOKCLUB: “Erosion: Essays of Undoing” by Terry Tempest Williams - book club discussion Tuesday, April 19 6:30pm


ZOOM EVENT: The Bees Knees - The buzz on pollinators. First in the “Cocktails & Conservation, Education Workshop Series” Wednesday, April 20 • 6:00pm The buzz on pollinators! Let’s learn how to protect and create habitat for these important creatures. Join the first of Gallatin Conservation District’s FREE monthly workshop series that focuses on an array of conservation topics! We’ll meet via Zoom on April 20th (and the following months). Each Zoom invitation will include a sustainable cocktail (or mocktail) recipe that you can re-create and enjoy during the seminar. Cheers! To register for Cocktails & Conservation, visit or use the QR code.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 6:30pm -7:55pm in the Large meeting room @ Bozeman Public Library 626 East Main St, Bozeman (opposite Montana Ale Works) The April book club meeting at Bozeman Public Library is part of a community wide Earth Day celebration. Erosion: Essays of Undoing In Erosion, Terry Tempest Williams’s fierce, spirited, and magnificent essays are a howl in the desert. She sizes up the continuing assaults on America’s public lands and the erosion of our commitment to the open space of democracy.

TALKS: Pecha Kucha Wednesday, April 20 & Thursday, April 21 5:30 pm Open 6:40 pm Begin Presentations

Location: Ellen Theatre

about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films.

PechaKucha Night returns to the Ellen Theatre Wednesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 21 with a line-up that includes three presenters who will address environmental topics related to Earth Day.

Throughout history, rivers have shaped our landscapes and our journeys; flowed through our cultures and dreams.

The presenters include: • Montana writer and environmental activist Rick Bass ,who will offer his take on a massive logging project in the Black Ram area, the oldest forest in Montana. • Mycologist Larry Evans will rhapsodize about his loveof mushrooms and will address the positive role theyplay in the environment. • Zhiwa Woodbury, “eco-psychologist”, will offer his unique perspective on how we are all processing“climate trauma.” Tickets are available at the for $9. Students may purchase tickets at the door for $5.50

River takes its audience on a journey through space and time; spanning six continents, and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, including satellite filming, the film shows rivers on scales and from perspectives never seen before. Its union of image, music and sparse, poetic script create a film that is both dreamlike and powerful, honoring the wildness of rivers but also recognizing their vulnerability. Filmed in 39 countries, River is a cinematic and musical odyssey that explores the remarkable relationship between humans and rivers written by acclaimed author Robert Macfarlane, with music by Richard Tognetti and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and featuring music by Jonny Greenwood and Radiohead, and narration by WillemDafoe. River world premiered at last fall’s prestigious Telluride Film Festival to widespread critical acclaim. Masks are now optional in the theater.

RIVER FILM: Bozeman Doc Series presents “River” Thursday, April 21 6:00pm Reception 7:00pm Film Location: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture

We will meet at the M Cafe’ for a brief talk about the wetlands and our vision for its future. We will then take a short walk to the preserve so bring your binoculars and your enthusiasm for bird sand wetlands while we explore this special area. All birding abilities are welcome and no registration needed.

OUTING: “Bird Walk in the Indreland Sacajawea Wetland Preserve” Friday, April 22 8:00 - 10:00am Location: Meet at the M Cafe’ - 777 E. Main St. Wetland Bird Walk at the Indreland Audubon Wetland Preserve!

6:00 pm: Reception in the Emerson ballroom featuring food, drink, and information from event sponsors Gallatin Valley Earth Day, Western Sustainability Exchange and others. The event will also feature our annual Bozeman Doc Series silent auction featuring items from sponsors such as Red Tractor Pizza, The Lark, Reintegrative Massage,and many more.

Curious about the exciting wetlands preserve that Sacajawea Audubon is acquiring and restoring? Eager to see some great birds without leaving the city? Then join a Sacajawea Audubonguide for a Friday morning bird walk. Can’t think of a better wayto start the day then right here in town!

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

Contact Laureen Reid at loreener@ for

The Bozeman Doc Series in partnership with Gallatin Valley Earth Day is excited to present the Montana premiere of the new documentary, River , from awardwinning filmmaker Jennifer Peedom.

more information.

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Friday, April 22 ALL DAY Location: Rosauers - 3255 Technology Blvd W, Bozeman Rosauers will give away 300 tree saplings, in addition to free reusable bags. You can also enter for a prize drawing. Additionally, for Earth Day week, they will have a good sale on eco friendly products.

TALKS/WORKSHOPS: Earth Day 2022 Sessions Friday, April 22 10:00am, 1:30pm, 4:00pm Location: All sessions held at First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 120 S. Grand Ave., Bozeman

Town & Country stores in Bozeman will offer free reusable bags on Earth Day, April 22. They also participate in the Boomerang Bag program that allows you to take a bag from the Boomerang Bag stands and use it for free and then reuse it or clean it and return it to the store for someone else to use. In addition, Town& Country gives you the option to direct them to donate money to local charities when you use your own reusable bags. (This option is available every day, since every day is Earth Day) Participating stores: • Town & Country - 1611 S 11th Ave, Bozeman • Town & Country - 219 N 19th Ave, Bozeman • Town & Country - 200 Highland Blvd, Bozeman,

Cottonwood Environmental Law Center seeks to engage the community through workshops, storytelling,presentations, a climate cafe, and an evening of entertainment mixed with storytelling, a game show, life-time achievement award, education and call to action.

FESTIVAL: MSU Sustainabilibash Friday, April 22 • 11:00am - 3:00pm


“Water for the Earth” Friday, April 22 6:00pm Social 7:00pm Program Location: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture Gallatin Valley Earth Day presents “Water for the Earth” to celebrate Earth Day at the Emerson Center for the Arts &Culture. Join us at 6 pm for food, drink, conversation. Also, you can checkout the Bozeman High Solar School club’s silent auction and Todd Wilkinson’s latest book. 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

4:00pm Gaia Café: An Invitation to Grieve - Ann Malabre,Dallas Gudgell and Zhiwa Woodbury facilitate



Todd Wilkinson has been a correspondent to NatGeo, The Guardian and he is the founder of Mountain Journal.

1:30pm Building Bridges for Effective Advocacy: Finding Common Ground Through Connection - Ann Malabre

REUSABLE BAG & TREE GIVEAWAY: Grocery Store’s Earth Day Promotions

For more information contact

Special Earth Day release of longtime Bozemanbased environmental writer Todd Wilkinson’s latest book, “Ripple Effects: How to Save Yellowstone and America’s Most Iconic Wildlife Ecosystem”

10:00am How To Be Your Kid’s Climate Hero - Families for a Livable Climate

In partnership with Gallatin Valley Earth Day.

items and tons of great groups and organizations all working on making our campus and community a more socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable place.

Location: Will be held on the lawn between Montana and Hamilton Halls, on the Montana State University campus Sustainability Now presents their 5th annual Sustainabilibash , a celebration of the people and organizations involved with sustainability! This event will feature live music, free food, free raffle

About Bozeman Solar Schools Club The Bozeman High School Solar Club is fundraising to support the installation of solar panels on school buildings through out 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.

7:00 pm “Water for the Earth” program Join us at 7 pm in the Crawford Theater to celebrate Earth Day with music and special guest speakers: • Aaron Banfield, musician • Terry Cunningham, City of Bozeman Deputy Mayor • Zach Brown, Gallatin County Commissioner Keynote speakers Todd Wilkinson and Dr. Shane Doyle will be speaking about: “Ripple Effects: Wildlife, water, climate change and starting the rally to save America’s most iconic wild backyard we get to call home” - Todd Wilkinson “Respect, Reflect, Renew and Reconnect: Celebrating an Ancient Ceremonial Relationship with Water” - Dr. Shane Doyle About Todd Wilkinson Todd Wilkinson has been a professional journalist since 1985. Wilkinson’s work has appeared in a wide variety of national publications, ranging from National Geographic and Christian Science Monitor to The Washington Post and many others in-between. He is the author of several critically-acclaimed books on topics ranging from Ted Turner and scientific whistleblowers to the harrowing life of famous Jackson Hole grizzly bear mother 399 featuring photographs by Thomas Mangelsen. About Dr. Shane Doyle Dr. Shane Doyle, Apsáalooke, is an educational and cultural consultant who hails from Crow Agency, MT. Shane is an educator, archaeological and genetic researcher, curriculum designer, environmental advocate, performance art producer,and Plains Indian style singer. Dr. Doyle is currently helping to lead the commemoration of Yellowstone’s 150th birthday with the installation of an Intertribal Teepee Village near Gardiner in August of 2022. He lives in Bozeman with his wife Megkian and their 5 children.

virtual run/walk to benefit the Montana Outdoor Science School Gallatin Valley Earth Day, Big Sky Wind Drinkers and the Montana Outdoor Science School bring you “Go with the Flow – a Run for Water!” The Fun Run is a fundraiser to buy water monitoring equipment for the Montana Outdoor Science School (MOSS). MOSS provides science programs for our schools in the Gallatin Valley, including the Water Wise Kids program. Join the fun and support our schools and kids! Race website: 5K Race - Registration ends April 21, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT Virtual 5K run - Registration ends April 23, 2022 at 11:59pm MDT Sign up for either 5K race at: https://

Talks (in the Weaver Room) 11:00 am “Back to Basics- Restoring Natural Processes to Recover the Gallatin Watershed” by Connor Parish, MT Trout Unlimited 12:00 pm “Water Conservation and Drought Management in Bozeman” by Jessica Ahlstrom, Water Conservation Program Manager for the City of Bozeman 1:00 pm “Gallatin Valley’s Vanishing Wetlands: Problems and Solutions” by John Edwards & and Rich McEldowney, Sacajawea Audubon Society


FESTIVAL: Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 23 10:00am - 3:00pm Location: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture Exhibits ~ Short films ~Talks ~ Children’s Activities ~ Music ~ Food Clean Up Week (April 23-30) - City of Bozeman is handing out supplies. To learn more and register, visit Exhibits: • Composting

Register yourself or your group online at

• Solar panels

Pickup your custom Cleanup Kit on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture.

RUN: Gallatin Valley Earth Day Run

• Native plants

Saturday, April 23

• Wildlife


• Water Conservation

“Go With the Flow - A Run for Water!” - In person or


• plus much more! (details

Clean up your area any time you want April 23-30. Presented by the City of Bozeman’s Sustainability, Neighborhoods, and Solid Waste Divisions.



2:00 pm “ Landscaping with Native Plants for Southwest Montana” by Beth MacFawn, Beth Mac Fawn Landscape Design and “Saving Pollinators and Water... One Native Plant at a Time”by Sydney Lyons & Gillian Rowe, Gallatin Conservation District Short Films Stop in the Crawford Theater to watch a variety of short films. Children’s Activities • Earth Day Passport - pick up a passport at the festival information table, visit exhibits, get a stamp, win a prize (plus put in for the grand prize drawing) • 10 am /10:30 am Magic Monster Show - improv/ puppet show in the Weaver Room with Random Acts of Silliness • 11 am “Adopt a Tree” Pot a tree & take it home (as long as supply lasts) Outside activity w/ Bozeman Parks & Recreation Music - Live music: Kali Armstrong (10am - noon) & ORNJ (noon - 3 pm) Food - Delicious food provided by The Ugly Onion & Sidewall Pizza

TALKS/ WORKSHOPS: Earth Day 2022 Sessions Saturday, April 23 10:00am - 5:00pm

storytelling, life-time achievement award, education and call to action. 10:00 am - Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms Workshop with Mycologist Larry Evans 12:00 pm - Saving Our Last Wild Buffalo - Mike Mease, Buffalo Field Campaign 2:30 pm - Storytelling - James Holt, Nez Pierce Elder, Buffalo Field Campaign 4:00 pm - Gaia Café: An Invitation to Grieve - Ann Malabre,Dallas Gudgell and Zhiwa Woodbury facilitate All sessions held at First Baptist Church fellowship hall, 120 S. Grand Ave. In partnership with Gallatin Valley Earth Day

CLEANUP: City of Bozeman CleanUp Week April 23-30, All Week Location: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture - pick up your supplies on Saturday, April 23rd The City of Bozeman’s annual CleanUp Week will take place April 23rd through April 30th. The City will be at the Gallatin Valley Earth Day festival on Saturday, April 23rd, handing out CleanUp Week supplies. Once you pick up your kit, you and/or your group can pick a spot and go help clean up Bozeman!


Household Hazardous waste will NOT be accepted at this event. Please call 406-451-1230 for HHW questions.

VARIETY SHOW: The Earth Show with Human Beings - A Variety Show Sunday, April 24 6:00pm Doors OPen 7:00pm Show Location: Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture Cottonwood Environmental Law Center presents an evening of entertainment, education, and call to action, featuring: • Native American storytelling with James Holt and Alaina Buffalo Spirit • Presentations by Rick Bass, Mike Mease, Sharon Brodie,Larry Evans, Dorothy Bradley, John Meyer • Entertainment by 406 Cirque, Greg Keeler, Jack Gladstone, Bill Kleindl, and Edis Kittrell. Festival seating $10 in advance $15 at door

ONLINE TALK: The Water/ Waste Connection! Wednesday, April 27 7:00pm

Location: All sessions held at

E-waste Recycling

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall,

Saturday, April 23 8:00am - 2:00pm

REGISTER for this free talk at

120 S. Grand Ave., Bozeman

Location: Logan Landfill

The Cottonwood Environmental Law Center presents: “Earth Day 2022 Sessions” Cottonwood Environmental Law Center seeks to engage the community through workshops, storytelling, presentations, a climate cafe, and an evening of entertainment mixed with

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Hosted by Gallatin Solid Waste Management District FREE drop off of electronic (not electric) items for Gallatin County residents and businesses. E-Waste accepted items: • Computers • Towers • Laptops • Monitors • TVs • Stereo • Equipment VCRs • Towers • Copiers • Keyboards • Mice • Cell phones • Handheld electronics • Batteries • Cords QUESTIONS: Please call 406-582-2493

Gallatin Valley Earth Day and Republic Services present: “The Water/Waster Connection” with Alexis Alloway

What do pet waste, litter and electronic waste have in common? They are all common forms of municipal waste that can have impacts on our local water resources if they are not managed properly! Learn about the many ways that the things we buy and throw away can impact our water resources, and more importantly, discover simple actions you can take to protect our water resources by reducing, reusing and recycling. Alexis Alloway is the Municipal Contract Administrator for Republic Services in Bozeman, spearheading recycling education and community outreach. Alexis has worked as an environmental educator for nearly two decades

and excels at helping people understand complex waste management issues and the simple actions we all can take to minimize our environmental footprint..

CLINIC: Fix - It Clinic Saturday, April 30 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: Lindley Center, Bozeman Hosted by Gallatin Solid Waste Management District and The City of Bozeman Sustainability. Bring your broken items such as bikes, sleeping bags, jewelry or lamps to the Fix-It clinic to be repaired for free to keep them out of the landfill. Repairs will be done by:

Zoom featuring Montana young people suing the state government in Held v Montana - the first youth climate case to go to trial in the United States.

homeowners a vital part of the solution. There is an inexpensive way to draw lines on your windows, using a paint pen, so birds will not fly directly into your window.

To register for this event email or call Rever and Robyn Morrison:

Get your free paint pen - while supplies last - & instructions and save the birds!

Email: Call: 406-431-6373 This event is part of Montana Interfaith Power and Light Faith Climate Action Week, which includes free screenings of the documentary Youth V Gov, a powerful film by Montana filmmaker Christi Cooper that follows the story of the 21 youth plantiffs in Juliana v United States, the first constitutional climate case initiated in 2015 and a model for Held v Montana. To watch the film get details at

• Bozeman Makerspace • Mystery Ranch Please bring replacement parts to facilitate repairs.

04/21/2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

For more information or to volunteer your fixing skills contact: Patty Howard @ 406-582-2493 or patricia.

Watershed Wise Landscaping - Bozeman, MT Virtual



Bird Safe Windows supplies and instructions

Compost: Building the Soil Sponge - Bozeman, MT Virtual

Saturday, April 30

Our Children’s Trust - Youth v. Gov Thursday, April 28 • 6:30pm via ZOOM Join Montana Interfaith Power and Light and Families for a Livable Climate for a virtual panel discussion via

The City of Bozeman is partnering with landscape experts at Green Gardens Group to offer homeowners online Watershed Wise landscaping classes. Get inspired and learn to transform your yard into a water smart landscape.

Sign up for one or all!

• Community volunteers


FREE Online Class

REGISTER today (limited slots available) at https://www. greengardensgroup. com/city-ofbozeman-classes/

• Bozeman Bike Kitchen

Natalie Meyer @406-582-2317 or

CLASS: FREE Water Smart Landscaping Classes in April & May


6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

8:00am - 5:00pm

Irrigation & Water Use Efficiency - Bozeman, MT Virtual



Kenyon Noble Garden Center

Garden Design Workshop - Bozeman, MT

Pick up your free paint pen - courtesy of Kenyon Noble and a pamphlet - courtesy of Sacajawea Aubudon Society on how to make your windows bird safe! It’s easy and inexpensive.


Glass collisions are taking a huge toll on our birds, with up to a billion birds being killed each year in the U. S. Birds don’t understand windows the way we do – they can’t tell reflections from reality. What appears to them as forest and sky often turns out to be merely a reflection in a solid piece of glass. About half of those billion bird deaths occur on residential windows, making


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Turf: Remove, Replace or Maintain it Organically Bozeman, MT Virtual 05/19/2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Drip Irrigation Fundamentals - Bozeman, MT Virtual

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What about drought? Drought is a very real thing in Bozeman. Drought occurs when there are below normal water supplies, such as stream flows, groundwater, snowpack, and reservoir levels resulting from prolonged reduction in precipitation. • We live in a semi-arid area with an average of 16 inches of precipitation annually. • Bozeman’s water supply relies on snowpack from the nearby Bridger and Gallatin ranges. • Warmer temperatures may lead to more moisture arriving as rain instead of snow, causing earlier spring snowmelt and peak flows and drier summers. • Reduced snowpack during winter months may result in insufficient water supply throughout the rest of the year.

Good news, we have a plan! The City of Bozeman’s Drought Management Plan provides a framework for monitoring drought conditions, implementing drought stages, and spearheading water conservation efforts throughout the community. If and when the city declares a drought, residents and businesses may be required to take action to ensure we maintain a healthy water supply. In the summer 2021 drought declaration, the City of Bozeman put our Drought Management Plan to use. Together, we reduced city-wide water usage by 20% and ensured that the city retained an adequate water supply.

What can I do now? To find out more about the City of Bozeman’s Drought Management Plan and make your own plan to conserve water year-round, visit and click on the water conservation button and follow us on @CityofBozeman and @cityofBZN.

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