Every year, we commemorate Earth Day, an annual occasion dedicated to promoting the protection and preservation of our environment. In San Antonio, we strive to make the city an environmentally friendly place year-round. In this guide, we'll explore ways to embrace sustainability daily and highlight the Earth-friendly initiatives thriving within our community:


Earth-Friendly Initiatives

San Antonio is not only rich in culture and history but also dedicated to preserving the natural wonders that surround us. As we celebrate Earth Day and every day, let's take a moment to appreciate the remarkable green initiatives and accolades that make our city a shining example of environmental excellence.

  • Tree City of the World: San Antonio is the only Texas City recognized by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, with 12,143 trees planted.
  • Vibrant Parks and Green Spaces: San Antonio boasts an extensive network of parks and green spaces, providing residents and visitors with opportunities to connect with nature and enjoy outdoor recreation.
  • Bike-Friendly Infrastructure: The city continues to invest in bike-friendly infrastructure, including bike lanes, trails, and bike-sharing programs, making it easier for residents to commute sustainably and enjoy the benefits of active transportation.
Greenery near river Photo by San Antonio Parks Foundation

Ways to Celebrate

  • Reduce your carbon footprint and take an E-Trolley adventure with EGO Ride.
  • Celebrate locally sourced, globally inspired food at Pharm Table.
  • Shop and enjoy earth-friendly outdoor features at the Shops at La Cantera.
  • Become one with nature and dip your toes in the five interactive water features at Hemisfair's Civic Park, inspired by springs in the Texas Hill Country.
  • Make a splash at Historic Pearl’s splash pads and shop at the local farmer’s market on the weekends.
  • Explore the San Antonio River Walk’s Mission, Museum Reach, and Downtown section.
  • Visit the San Antonio Zoo and the San Antonio Botanical Garden and learn about their conservation efforts + projects.
  • Head to the hill country and experience the largest Cavern in Texas at Natural Bridge Caverns.
    • Explore Natural Bridge Caverns and discover its dedication to sustainability, where native plants flourish and diverse frog species thrive in their natural habitat.
  • Experience a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with Koi at the Japanese Tea Garden.
Greenery around large greenhouse at botanical garden Photo by San Antonio Botanical Garden

Earth-Friendly Events

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