UTMB's Earth Day celebration kicked off with Galveston Mayor Joe Jaworski proclaiming April 29 as the official Earth Day for the City of Galveston. Jaworksi encouraged support of UTMB's conservation efforts, saying, "We urge each and every citizen to join UTMB Health in their efforts to focus attention on protecting the Earth's environment and to support continuing efforts in making our planet a more beautiful, healthful and inviting place to live."

The19th annual Earth Day event took place at Moody Plaza with a musical performance by kids from the Kipp Academy, an art contest, exhibitors, recycle art, plant giveaways, a water monster and more.