4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

    Earth Day is April 22. Here are a few ideas to please the planet throughout the month and beyond.

    Man holding an earth globe in his hands. Earth image provided by NASA.

    1. Celebrate

    Sustain-a-Fest 2018
    This Earth-Day-every-day celebration on April 14 includes sustainability exhibits and activities, food trucks, live music and more at the city’s Sustainacenter.
    facebook.com/pg/COSSustainability/events

    2. Clean Up

    Earth Day at Garden of the Gods
    The free, family-focused, April 21 event features information booths, activities and opportunities to help clean up the park. Volunteers get a free lunch!
    gardenofgods.com

    The Great American Cleanup
    A powerhouse coalition of Pikes Peak Partners leads 1,000 volunteers in collecting 2,000 bags of refuse at local parks, trails, creeks, roads and town centers, April 21.
    www.gacppp.com

    3. Recycle

    Spring-clean your closet and donate to Goodwill or the ARC. While you’re there, upcycle a few new-to-you items. And donate those outdated electronics from your home office to Blue Star Recyclers. Keep toxic metals out of the landfill, and help sustain jobs for people with disabilities.
    discovermygoodwill.org, arcthrift.com, bluestarrecyclers.org

    4. Eat More Veggies

    If the global diet shifts to an equal mixture of Mediterranean, pescetarian and vegetarian diets, then a projected 80-percent increase in global greenhouse gas emissions from food production can be avoided by 2050, says research published in the journal Nature. You can start at the vegan restaurants by reading “Colorado Vegan Springs.”