Rise to the Challenge | Desert Botanical Garden


Commit and Make a Difference

Many countries and people around the world celebrate Earth Day. It is a way to honor the planet we live on and bring awareness to our impact. It’s also an important time to think about what we can do to make it better for future generations. Take a moment to think about what you can do to live in better harmony with the planet.

Youth around the world, like Greta Thunberg and Xihutezcatl Martinez, are stepping up to take on this important responsibility. Locally, groups like Zero Hour Phoenix and AZ Youth Climate Coalition are taking a stand on climate change. You too can make a difference. Help celebrate Earth Day and take on a personal challenge to make a difference.

Consider these ideas to get you started:

Bulk Foods

Buy in Bulk

Shop Local Sign

Shop Local

Vegetable Garden

Start a Vegetable Garden

Portable Coffee Mug

BYOM – Bring Your Own Mug

Unplug Appliances

Unplug Appliances Not in Use

Go Paperless

Go Paperless

Upcycled Planters

Get Creative – Up-Cycle!

Thrift Store Entrance

Get Thrify – Shop Secondhand

Alternative Transportation

Run, Walk, Bike, Scoot, Public Transit > Driving

Water Faucet Usage

Shut the Water Off Between Dishes

Reusable Shopping Bag

Shop with Reusable Bags

Reusable Straw

Ditch Single-Use Plastic Straws

Reusable Water Bottle

Use a Refillable Water Bottle

Sustainable Packaging

Opt for Sustainable Packaging/Wrapping

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The Garden is hiring full, part-time and seasonal roles.  Apply now or visit our Job Fairs on Sept. 24 & Oct. 9.