For Earth Month 2022, join our campaign to tell your Climate Story and inspire community action! It's easy - just send us a short video or audio clip. Details below.
And, check out the bevy of other great Earth Month events happening across the community, below!
We were thrilled to be part of Project Earth, a unique live event on Earth Day which featured poignant conversations interspersed with large-scale multimedia musical performances, seeking to inspire action to address the climate crisis.
Missed the live event? We think the whole recording is worth a watch! Check it out via YouTube, and you can also watch just our 11 minute climate stories video that was featured.
Read about the vision for this event in the Missoula Current HERE.
2022 Earth Month Events
HAPPENING ALL MONTH: Mountain Line's Spring Shift. Gear up for spring in Missoula by making sustainability part of your travel routine. Get rewarded for doing what you can, when you can. Participate in challenges, ride the bus "Amazing Race" style, or take part in the family-friendly Scavenger hunt. They're raffling off epic prize bundles, worth over $250 each. Learn more & jump in HERE.
Passed events have been moved to the bottom, in case you're wondering!
April 27, 6-8 pm. Organic Lawn Care 101. Missoula Parks & Rec offers a virtual training with Beyond Pesticides director, Jay Feldman, and organic practices expert, Chip Osborne. Learn why & how organic lawn care matters! Pre-register here.
April 28, 6:30pm - The Right to a Clean and Healthful Environment: a panel discussion with Held v. Montana youth plaintiffs, the first youth climate case to go to trial in the US. Hosted by Montana Interfaith Power and Light and Families for a Livable Climate. Via Zoom - register here.
Events from earlier in April!
April 6, 12pm - MREA's Exploring Energy series covers microgrids
April 6, 5:15pm via Zoom: Electrify Missoula Spring Series, Part 2
Getting Off Gas: How - and why we have to electrify our homes and buildings
April 7, 7:45pm at the Roxy Theater: Special screening of Spirit of the Peaks, followed by Q&A with indigenous skier Connor Ryan.
April 12, 4pm: “Climate Psychology, Climate Anxiety, and Breaking the Climate Silence for a Just Future,” by Rebecca Weston, JD, LCSW, co-president of Climate Psychology Alliance of North America. At UM.
April 18, 12 - 1pm: Climate Conversations skills workshop, hosted by Families for a Livable Climate, via zoom. Details and register here.
April 18, 5:30pm: UM Regents Professor Emeritus and Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist Steve Running will speak about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) most recent assessment and NorthWestern Energy's flawed "net zero" plan at 350 Montana's action committee meeting. At First United Methodist Church, 300 E. Main St. More info here.
April 19, 11am-1pm. Earth Day on the Oval at UM. Local sustainability organizations will be tabling, plus yard games, free snacks, and live music from 11 am - 1pm.
April 21, 6:30pm. “A Conversation with John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate.” Details via Griz Hub and register via Zoom. Facebook event link here.
April 21 - 24 - Clark Fork Coalition's annual River Cleanup - this year is a four-day, DIY cleanup covering over 30 miles of river. Choose the place, day, and time that works best for you.
April 22, 9am - 4:30pm. Elevating Indigenous Perspectives for Regeneration and Resilience: Free Earth Day event hosted by Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, University of Montana, and Salish Kootenai College. In person at SKC. Lunch provided. Register online.
April 22, 7:30pm: Project Earth: a Fusion of Art, Science, and Community Engagement. Featuring UM Music Ensembles, TED-style presentations, and our Earth Day 2022 Climate Stories! At the Dennison Theater on the University of Montana Campus. Tickets are "pay as you can", via GrizTix.
April 22, 6 - 10 pm. FORREST. Debut showing of an ongoing responsive art project inspired by nature. Open Gallery takes place at Suite Two, with an animated film screening at 7pm.
April 23, 12pm - 4pm: MUD's annual community Earth Day Celebration, with vendors, sustainability organizations, activities & more.
April 23, 11am - 2pm: WildWalk & WildFest, downtown Missoula.
April 23 - May 7 - International Wildlife Film Festival in Missoula - both online and in-person!
April 24, 9am-12pm - CCL Missoula Chapter hosts a garden work day at Russell Elementary School. Volunteers welcome! More info here.
Everyone has a role to play in solving the climate crisis. What's yours?
We all have a role to play in solving the climate crisis and building a livable future.
For Earth Day 2022, Climate Smart Missoula and Families for a Livable Climate are partnering to collect community climate stories. Share your climate story through a short video or audio clip (1-2 minutes). We’ll create a compilation of stories to be shared with our community, to inspire others and grow the movement for climate action.
How do I participate?
What happens with my story?