LYONS EARTH DAY
Saturday, April 24 == TREE SEEDING PLANTING: There will be a tree seedling planting of 49 Eastern Red Cedars from the Soil Conservation District happening at the Lyons Cemetery on April 24th, Saturday, at 8:30am. A representative from the SCD will also be there. Volunteers are invited to join in this Earth ‘Day’ activity, investing trees, beauty, and hope while building community. Bring a trowel, drinking water; wear sturdy shoes, gloves. Mask wearing and social distancing where appropriate.
ROCKY MT NATIONAL PARK == NATIONAL PARK SERVICE ==Earth Day
Earth Day is a global celebration encouraging education and stewardship of the planet’s natural resources. Whether in a backyard, neighborhood green space, or a magnificent national park, the National Park Service provides opportunities for everyone to discover and enjoy the physical and psychological benefits that come with spending time outdoors. As part of the global theme “Restore Our Earth,” the National Park Service is sharing the benefits and work we do with connected conservation.
Earth Day is happening on April 22, 2021, during our annual National Park Week celebration. Join us on social media as we explore the earth sciences and stewardship. Share your Earth Day experiences and favorite memories with parks using #EarthDay and #NationalParkWeek.
NAROPA University EARTH JUSTICE WEEK Events
Earth Justice Day Keynote Speaker 12-1:30 p.m.
Joanna Macy: Conversations on the Co-Arising of Self and Society
Go to web page to RSVP for events
The Great Turning = As our theme for Earth Justice Week 2021, The Great Turning is the societal shift away from destruction and division, and toward love, liberation and flourishing.
Speakers and events all week, including subjects like sustainability, bee pollen, foods, food forest, seed bombs, and more.
WILD EARTH WEEK sponsored by WILD BEAR .org
Nature walks, speakers, crafts, solarize energy, eco-cycle, naturalist, bears, and more.
==April 22, 5p.m. Boulder Creek Clean up
Our environment is our home and it is our responsibility to keep the place we cherish as sustainable as possible.
Help us clean up Boulder Creek on Earth Day and keep Boulder beautiful! Join us on April 22nd at 5pm to participate in earth day cleanup as we help clean up the local boulder community.
You’ll then be provided trash bags and gloves and then assigned an area of the creek to focus on.
This is a kid-friendly event that is meant for the whole family.
Please bring a re-usable water bottle for this event. We don’t want to create additional waste through plastic water bottles and one-use cups.
We appreciate your RSVP so we can plan accordingly for refreshments.
Please sign a waiver before arriving: Click Here
Join our cleanup and receive an exclusive discount to anything at burton boulder flagship store and free snacks from Bobos.
We will update the facebook page with updates on the latest covid-19 guidelines the week of the event.
The Big Picture Climate Change Series
Virtual panels, lectures, and conversations, each night at 7:30 pm
Air: As We Live & Breathe | Monday, April 19
Fire: Friend & Foe | Tuesday, April 20
Water: The Essence of Life | Wednesday, April 21
Earth: Grounds for Innovation | Thursday, April 22
Featuring scientists and other experts in their fields, this series was curated to move the conversation forward, to share vital information, and to empower us all to think globally and act locally. The week culminates with Sustainable Resilient Longmont’s Annual Earth Day Celebration.
How to watch:
Longmont Museum’s Facebook LIVE
Longmont Museum’s livestream webpage
Local Comcast Channel 8/880
Longmont Public Media’s Roku App
(In Spanish) https://bit.ly/LongmontYoutubeLive
LONGMONT = EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
==Sunday, April 25, 12 noon-4p.m. Celebration RSVP
Join us at Farm 49 to celebrate the Earth! Festivities include guided meditation, blessing of the plants ceremony, and a fashion show that will remind us of our interconnectedness with the Earth and the importance of the fight against plastic. We will feature sustainable, high-vibrational apparel made out of hemp and bamboo by ODIN, along with thriving second-hand fashion. Come and enjoy a day at the farm and a thought-provoking performance in a COVID-safe environment outdoors – don’t forget your masks! Let us celebrate Mother Earth, Oneness, and Unity. All ages are welcome.
Please bring your own chairs! Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
We can’t wait to celebrate with you.
COPRIG = Colorado Public Interest Group
We need to double down on winning a future that’s free from plastic waste and pollution — will you help our campaigns to get it done? ==Will you help us continue our work to move Colorado and our country beyond plastic this Earth Day?
CoPIRG and our national network know what it takes to win real results for cleaner communities. In fact, it was the persistence of our partners in Massachusetts that helped win one of the nation’s first “bottle bills” in 1982. Since then, eight states have banned plastic bags, six states have banned polystyrene foam food containers, and four states have made plastic straws available by request only. Our advocates have worked closely with federal lawmakers to reintroduce the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021.
UCAR CENTER for Science Education = LEARNING Center
When we consider Earth as an integrated system, it’s like using all of the pieces to put a puzzle together. By connecting seemingly isolated pieces or parts, the pieces to put a puzzle together. By connecting seemingly isolated pieces or parts, we can understand the larger picture, explore our planet in a new way, and tackle complicated problems.
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, we’re highlighting Earth Day events, activities to help your students explore the Earth as a system, and ways you and your students can take part in the 2021 Earth Day theme: Restore Our Earth.
NOAA Planet Stewards is offering formal and informal educators Federal funding up to $5000 to engage their schools and communities in hands-on stewardship projects that make a substantive, measurable impact in the educator’s community. Projects must focus on one of the following areas: marine debris, habitat conservation and restoration, carbon footprint reduction, or carbon sequestration. Applications are being accepted NOW through June 6, 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity!
===This information has been gathered by Kathleen Spring. If you have a major local event for EARTH DAY that you want to share, please send it to LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com == It’s not too late to add it!===
Last year was the 50th Anniversary of EARTH DAY. Go to Lyons “Earth Day” Facebook page for tips on how to grow indoor seedings and more to do your own personal Celebration.