Earth Day is celebrated April 22 and aims to raise awareness of environmental issues affecting the globe. Here’s how Austinites are celebrating Earth Day 2017.

Photo by Jay Janner

Give 5 to Mother Earth Day 2017. Participating businesses are donating 5 percent of sales to local environmental organizations on Friday, April 21.

March for Science at the Texas State Capitol. Activists will be marching in support of science across the world.

Earth Day ATX 2017. Huston-Tillotson University is hosting a gathering with programming, activities and exhibits to encourage sustainable decisions.

19th Annual Butterfly Festival at EmilyAnn Theater in Wimberley. 3,500 butterflies will be released throughout the day (releases occur every 30 minutes).

Science Saturday: Earth Day. Learn more about ecology at the Texas Museum of Science and Technology.

Earth Day Garden[ing] Party and Cider Release. Texas Keeper Cider is throwing a gardening party benefiting Farmshare Austin. Take part in a tree grafting workshop and take home Southern heirloom apple trees, an heirloom plant talk, a seed-saving and plant propagation workshop, a seed swap and plant passalong and enjoy live music and a collaboration cider with Blue Owl Brewing.

Earth Day Jam at Dirty Dog. A free show (but donations benefit Texas Campaign for the Environment) featuring the world’s only Slayer/Pantera/Metallica cover band.

You Are Here: An Earth Day Art Show at Wild Basin Creative Research Center. Take part in a guided hike, artwork, family art activities, live music and more.

Euphoria ATX Presents: Sounds for Earth Day at Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. Proceeds benefit, a global grassroots climate movement.

Earth Day Live at the Historic Scoot Inn on Sunday, April 23. Celebrate Earth Day with Sun Radio and Hill Country Conservancy, featuring music from Jonathan Tyler, Guy Forsyth, Harvest Thieves and more.