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.
- The Sustainable Living Association hosts Earth Day Fort Collins downtown from 11 to 5 on Saturday, April 20. Music, crafts, food, booths, and all that jazz.
- Earth Day isn’t enough for CSU — it’s hosting a whole suite of activities during Earth Week, with events focused on composting, food justice, biodegradable plastic, zero-waste cities, and such like.
- Fort Collins Nursery’s Earth Day Tree Sale & Giveaway lasts all weekend at 2121 E. Mulberry.
- New Belgium Brewing Co. will be serving a special Earth Day beer, “Hemperor HPA,” and celebrating with Trees, Water & People.
- On Sunday, Solarium International Hostel will be hosting a houseplant party in honor of Earth Day.
- Rocky Mountain National Park will offer free admission on Saturday, with an Earth Day celebration at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center from 10 to 2.
- Loveland Philomatheon Club is hosting a tree planting on Monday at 9 a.m. in Westside Park.
- Help get Loveland’s newest Open Lands site ready for public access by volunteering to build trails at Willow Bend Natural Area on Saturday morning.