Earth Day proper is next Monday, April 22, but the celebrating peaks this weekend. A roundup of things to do around the region:


  • The Arbor Day Foundation will designate Greeley a “Tree City USA” for the 39th consecutive year.  Celebrate on Saturday at 9 a.m. in Lincoln Park with a ceremonial tree planting and walk away with a free seedling.
  • Greeley Indivisible will host its Earth Day Fair on Saturday from 1 to 5 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, with presentations about bees and pollinators, water conservation, climate change, and more.
  • As part of its effort to promote paperless banking, Points West Community Bank is offering free paper shredding on Earth Day at its locations in Greeley, Windsor and Wellington.
  • If you just want celebrate the Earth by being outdoors, the Poudre River Trail-athlon goes down Saturday from 9 to noon at the Poudre Learning Center, with biking, climbing, fishing, nature walking, bird watching, and other nature-y amusements.