From simple acts (like enjoying local wine and sustainable eats) to grander gestures (including nominating a neighborhood school for a learning garden), read on for an array of ways to celebrate Earth Day in Phoenix.
Tequila & Terrarium Class and Earth Day Dining at Proof
Celebrate Earth Day with a Tequila & Terrarium class at Proof, an American Canteen, at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North, offered exclusively on Saturday, April 22. Guests will learn how to create a custom terrarium and sip on signature tequila cocktails from Astral Tequila during the one-hour event, starting at noon on the lower patio of Proof ($65 per person). Proof also will feature a three-course Earth Day menu by Proof Sous Chef Edgar Flores and Executive Pastry Chef Yudith Bustos, with a main of cedar-plank smoked sustainable salmon, with agave-rosemary glaze, baked yam, spring vegetable salad and smoky agave-lime vinaigrette. For more information, visit www.fourseasons.com/scottsdale.
Spring Earth Day Celebration at Desert Ridge Marketplace
Desert Ridge Marketplace honors Earth Day in Phoenix with a springy celebration on Saturday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., near the splash pad. Guests can enjoy free mini planter painting with As You Wish Pottery, photo ops with a festive spring backdrop, Earth Day goodie bags, live music, Sip & Stroll and much more. Also, bring old garments to support H&M’s sustainability initiative and receive 15 percent off a future purchase. For more information, visit shopdesertridge.com.
Vase Recycling at Stemistry
On April 22, Stemistry, a locally owned flower shop and coffee bar with outposts in Phoenix and Scottsdale, is accepting all vases from its guests. In return, guests will get 15 percent off a drink purchase. For more information, visit www.stemistry.com.
Sprouts Farmers Market’s 24 School Gardens in 24 Hours
This Earth Month, Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market launched a campaign to build 24 school gardens in 24 cities in 24 hours. The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation is on a mission to help kids grow healthy with hands-on school gardening and cooking programs. The community is invited to nominate a neighborhood school to receive a new learning garden. Nominations are now open until April 26. The application form can be accessed at www.sprouts.com/earth-month.
11th Annual DTPHX Urban Wine Walk
As there’s no better way to help the environment than supporting local, head to Downtown Phoenix Inc.’s annual Urban Wine Walk Saturday, April 22, from 1 to 5 p.m. This Earth Day in Phoenix, attendees can sip and savor wine (each location will offer a $5 wine sample) and light bites from more than 25 participating bars and restaurants in the downtown area, including Roosevelt Row. Participating locations include Garden Bar PHX, Wren & Wolf, GenuWine Arizona, Hidden Track Bottle Shop, newly opened Eden Rooftop Bar at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix and more. During the kick-off event at 12:30 p.m. at the Downtown Phoenix Inc. office at 1 E. Washington St., guests can enjoy live music by Alexis Janae and an Urban Wine Walk T-shirt screen-printing pop-up with artist Quinn Murphy of Hamster Laboratories. The first 250 attendees will receive a complimentary commemorative Urban Wine Walk wine tumbler along with a printed map of the Urban Wine Walk route. For more information, visit dtphx.org/winewalk.
Earth + Arbor Day ArtWalk
Scottsdale Gallery Association, along with its member galleries, presents the Earth + Arbor Day ArtWalk on Thursday, April 27, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Guests are invited to stroll the Scottsdale Arts District–along Main Street from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard and north of Indian School Road on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue–listening to live music, sampling refreshments and more. Participating Scottsdale Gallery Association member galleries will showcase sustainable art practices and works. For more information, visit scottsdalegalleries.com.