It's not Earth's birthday, but it's similar. Earth Day is an anniversary date. April 22nd is the anniversary of the environmental movement, which started in 1970.
Earth Day is celebrated around the world in many different ways. Festivals with a focus on recycling, gardening, and buying second-hand items are popular. Trash cleanups are often planned. Some people like to plant trees on Earth Day.
In Northern Colorado, there are several ways to celebrate our planet this Saturday, April 22nd.
Earth Day in Fort Collins
Fort Collins will have the 13th Annual Earth Day Celebration put on by the Sustainable Living Association. It takes place at Civic Center Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a free family event, but you are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank for Larimer County.
There will be live music, speakers, food trucks, a farmers market, kid's activities, booths, a beer garden, and arts and crafts.
Earth Day in Loveland
Loveland will host the Open Lands & Trails Earth Day Celebration
. The celebration will happen at River's Edge Natural Area at 960 W. First St. from 2 to 7 p.m. Register for a guided walk of native plants. Enjoy a drum circle, storytelling, nature crafts, and more family-friendly activities.
An Earth Day Lakes Cleanup
is also happening in Loveland at 9:30 a.m.
Loveland AARP will be hosting an Earth Day 5K/10K
Earth Day in Greeley
Greeley will be the location of a big electric vehicle test drive event. It's happening at Hyundai of Greeley with Citizens Climate Lobby
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about current electric vehicle tax rebates.
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