Earth Day Festival and Art Contest￼
What We Did
Between 2004 and 2016, Air Alliance Houston (previously Mothers for Clean Air) hosted the city’s largest annual Earth Day celebration.
Each year in April, this family-friendly festival brings together hundreds of environmental and health entities who provide a day of free entertainment for thousands of Houstonians of all ages. The activities organized seek to raise environmental awareness and influence the way Houston residents think and live with respect to the environment.
In 2007, an annual Earth Day Art Contest was initiated by Air Alliance Houston to inspire Houston area students to express what they envision when they think of a sustainable future with clean air, water, and land. The contest was open to all students in 3rd-12th grade. Winning artwork was showcased on a prominent tour of Houston before being sold at auction; proceeds benefited the winning schools’ art departments and Air Alliance Houston’s educational programs.
In 2016, we passed on the organization and execution of the Earth Day Houston to the Citizens’ Environmental Coalition in order to focus our scarce resources on our core mission of reducing air pollution and protecting public health in the Houston region.
Earth Day is one of the most widely celebrated environmental events across the globe. It is celebrated each year on April 22 with specific activities in support of the environment arranged worldwide in over 190 countries.