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Earth Month

Happy Earth Month! Earth Day is approaching on Sunday, April 22. At Sustain Dane, we’re celebrating all month!

Sustain Dane is the sustainability organization of Dane County. We believe change happens when inspired people take action. Sustain Dane partners with sustainability champions who want transform Dane County into a healthy, thriving place for everyone.

Earth Day is about protecting our water, land and air. Earth Day has its roots in our own community. The holiday was started in Madison, Wisconsin by Senator Gaylord Nelson in spring 1970 as a way to push environmental issues to the forefront of the political agenda. Learn more about the history of Earth Day here.

For Sustain Dane, Earth Day is also about celebrating the people who love our planet - people who take actions, big and small, to make our earth a better place.

Earth Day is about celebrating people like you! This month, people like you will unite around a vision for a healthier planet. At Sustain Dane, we work toward this vision all year round. 

Sustain Dane’s impactful work would not be possible without sustainability champions like you. That’s why we are inviting you to take action this month. Are you with us?

You can help transform our environment and our community for the better. This Earth Month, here's how you can join Sustain Dane to celebrate:

  • Make your Earth Day Super Hero Mask! Make your own, or print, color, cut, and add string to this template & place on your face. Take a selfie (double points if you are doing something good for the earth) and tag @SustainDane on Facebook or Twitter to be entered to win a Sustain Dane gift pack. #EarthDay
  • Celebrate with us at the Sustainability Sideshow on Friday, April 6 from 6-10pm at the Madison Children Museum! Our sixth annual green-themed carnival highlights the lighter side of sustainability through carnival games, upcycled fashion and art, carnival-inspired local food, live music, and more. Grab your tickets now.
  • Enjoy Earth Day Pizza! Stop by Ian's Pizza (319 N Frances St) on Thursday, April 19 anytime between 5-10 PM for Earth Day DOUGH-nation Night. Show the cashier the flyer (printed or on your phone), and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to Sustain Dane! RSVP & invite your friends!
  • Order office supplies! EZ Office Products will donate $1 to Sustain Dane for every order placed in April in honor of Earth Month. Place an order now.
  • Visit Metcalfe’s Hilldale and West Towne on Sunday, April 22 to see your students’ Sustain Dane Earth Day Bags in action! Each year, locally-owned grocery store, Metcalfe’s Market, commemorates Earth Day by bagging groceries in reusable shopping bags that are hand-decorated by local students. It’s a great way to share with the community the importance of Earth Day through the words and images of schoolchildren.
  • Join Sustain Dane's Sustainable Business Network for "Sustainability from the Start(up)" on Wednesday, April 25 from 7:30-9:00am at the Goodman Community Center. Free for members and first time attendees - RSVP here.
  • This Earth Day, please consider donating $20, $50, $100, $250 or more to Sustain DaneEvery dollar will promote sustainability in businesses and communities for a healthier, happier planet.

Thank you for supporting our local sustainability movement, and happy Earth Day! We will be celebrating YOU all month long.