Gila River Indian Community Earth Day Celebration
Earth Day Is Every Day in the Gila River Indian Community
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.
The fight for a clean environment continues in an atmosphere of increasing urgency as the ravages of climate change become more evident every day. For a number of years, the Community’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has celebrated Earth Day to raise public awareness about environmental issues locally, nationally, and globally. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and learn what the various Community departments and programs are doing to protect the Community’s resources. Please help us achieve more victories so we can build a clean, healthy, and safe environment for generations to come.