Earth Month is a great opportunity to celebrate or rekindle your interest and commitment to creating a more sustainable future! From local events to videos for you to watch, we’ve got lots of ideas. Plus, this year, we are offering up the chance to enter a prize drawing if you participate in cleaning up your local area this Earth Month and tag us in your pictures on social media. More details on that below.
Local Colorado Events
There are a variety of ways to engage with your local community and celebrate Earth Month. Here is a sampling of the many local events that you can participate in. You can swap seeds, learn about local sustainability practices, sample beers, support local artists, and more!
Family Funday – Celebrate Arbor Day and Earth Day
- Location: Girl Scout DreamLab in Denver
- Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm
- About: Girl Scouts Colorado and Colorado State Forest Service team up for a community day to learn about trees, talk about being stewards of the environment, and getting a Blue Spruce to plant. RSVP to reserve a spot and a tree.
- Location: LSC West Lawn, Fort Collins
- Time: 10am – 2pm
- About: Student organizations, academic departments, Fort Collins sustainability-related organizations are hosting in person and virtual events. Participate in lectures, beer tasting, a walking tour of sustainability, e-waste collection, an Earth Day festival and more!
- Location: Table Public House, Denver
- Time: 5:00 – 8:30 pm
- About: Screening of the documentary “To Which We Belong” along with a seed swap. A variety of seeds will be available from Seed Saver's Exchange, MASA Seed Foundation, and individual seed collections. Bring your own containers or small packets will be provided if needed.
- Location: Civic Center Park, 201 Laporte Avenue, Fort Collins
- Time: 11am – 5pm
- About: An annual event presented by Sustainable Living Association that includes activities, over 60 informational booths (including one from Namaste Solar!), live music, speakers, food trucks, a beer garden, a farmers’ market, face painting, and more!
LoDo Cares 2023 Earth Day Cleanup
- Location: Rothman Children’s Playground, Denver
- Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- About: Volunteering with LoDo Cares to beautify a local waterway, community playground, and public gardens. Food, water, and equipment will be provided. All ages are welcome, though kids under 18 will need a waiver signed by a guardian.
- Location: The Terrorium Shop, Denver
- Time: 10:00am
- About: 16 local artists featuring a variety of nature inspired art, photos, garden plants, and more!
- Location: 1 Environmental Way, Broomfield
- Time: 11am – 3pm
- About: Free admission includes activities for kids and adults + a lineup of speakers. Plus, worm composting, mushroom experts, home energy efficiency pros, beekeepers, and more!
Earth Day Volunteer Event with City of Louisville, CO Open Space Division
- Location: Davidson Mesa Trailhead, Boulder
- Time: 9 – 11am
- About: Volunteer to help dig up non-native plants to help reduce their impact on native ecosystems
- Location: Nude Foods Market, Boulder
- Time: 12 – 3pm
- About: Celebrate with free zero-waste snacks, local sustainability organizations and vendors, and more!
There are tons of videos and websites out there that offer up resources, information, and more ways to support our planet Earth. We encourage you to do your own research, but for now, here’s a few of our favorites!
Earth Day for Kids – this quick video explains the history and importance of Earth Day with fun visuals to keep the kids entertained!
EarthDay.org– This link takes you to A Billion Acts of Green where you can “take action” for Earth Month by signing petitions fighting for a greener world, find clean-ups to join, or try out downloadable action toolkits. Plus, the rest of the site has quizzes, resources, stories, and more.
Lasting Conservation TedTalk – conservation champion Adjany Costa wants to empower Indigenous communities. In her talk, she explains how conservation efforts should center those who know the land best.
Earth Month Clean-Up Prize Drawing!
Want to win some sweet Namaste Solar swag plus goodies from local B Corps? Take a walk, bring a garbage bag, and help clean up a natural area or park! You can do your own personal clean-up walk, attend one of the clean-up events listed above, or even help host your own neighborhood clean-up day with neighbors. Whatever you choose, take lots of pictures, and tag us on social media to let us know you got involved. We’ll be drawing for 5 prize packages worth $100 each!
If you host a clean-up day, here are some tips to get you started:
- Scout out the location beforehand
- Plan ahead for variable spring weather but hope for a clear Colorado day
- Set a time limit (we think 1-3 hours is perfect)
- Bring trash bags, trash grabbers, gloves, water, snacks, and maybe some good tunes
- It’s the most fun to go out in pairs so one person can hold the trash bag and another can grab the trash
- Be careful when you’re grabbing trash. There can be sharp edges on cans, broken glass, etc. Grab slowly and carefully or leave it be if it looks risky.
- Make it fun!
We’re so excited to see how you get involved this Earth Month!