22. April 2017 - 12:00 till 17:00
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Earth Day Celebration | Centennial Park | Saturday, 22. April 2017

Glenwood Springs is hosting this free, family-friendly event with live entertainment throughout the day to celebrate the sustainable efforts that the Roaring Fork Valley is working toward. Join us on Earth Day - April 22nd, to help our community focus on the local efforts in sustainability.

This sustainable community event features exhibits and hands-on activities aimed at educating our community about protecting our environment and living green. With many family-friendly booths; hosted by community groups, local businesses, environmental organizations and government agencies, the Earth Day Celebration is a fun festival for all ages.

Festival Highlights

Community Bike Ride – Join in on the community bike ride starting in Two Rivers Park, continue along the River Trail across the new 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge, coming back along Midland, and finishing at the event. The ride is just over 2.5 miles. Bike Corral parking is available at the event.

Citywide Spring Clean – April 22, 2017 will be Glenwood Springs’s Citywide Spring Clean event and we need YOUR help to spruce up Glenwood Springs! Learn more and organize a clean-up in your neighborhood.

Earth Day Stage Schedule – Live music Line-up (Coming Soon!)

Green Gardens – Come find out more about our local community gardens and how you can start a garden at home. Free children’s activities!

Usable Clothing, Shoes and Books – Bring usable clothing, shoes and books for donation to Centennial Park.

Recycling & Disposal Drop-off Opportunities – This year at the Glenwood Springs Earth Day Festival, you will be able to recycle and/or properly dispose of some of your household goods.

Unused or Expired Pharmaceuticals – Bring your unused or expired pharmaceuticals for safe and proper disposal in Centennial Park with the Glenwood Springs Police Department.

Creative Supplies – visit the Reuse village and bring any creative supplies (check out a list of creative supplies) for Turnip Green Creative Reuse. They also take ink and toner cartridges and used cell phones.

Children’s Educational Activities – Many of the Earth Day exhibitors have a special educational activity for children.
  • A big thank you to our partners in celebrating Earth Day - April 22, 2017! City of Glenwood Springs, Colo. Government, Bighorn Toyota, Glenwood Springs Post Independent, Aspen Valley Land Trust, Bank of Colorado, TreadZ, KSPN FM, EverGreen ZeroWaste, U.S. Forest Service - White River National Forest, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
  • How to recycle at Earth Day... TreadZ = shoes Glenwood Springs Police Dept = meds EverGreen ZeroWaste = see menu
  • Think Globally, Act Locally- A saying that holds true today for eco-conscious consumers who are going green. Before hitting discount big box retailers, consider the impact you can have on your local economy, the environment and your own sense of pride in adopting another green practice.
  • Everbody's getting free bike bells!
  • Bike More, Drive Less! Bike to the Earth Day Celebration for your chance to win some sweet prizes: Sunlight Ski and Bike tune up, passes to Iron Mountain Hot Springs​ or a gift card from Natural Grocers​!!!
  • Try Green Gifting! An insulated coffee mug to save on paper cups A holiday ornament made of natural products and an earth-friendly theme A hammock or fleece sweatshirt (depending on the season) made from recycled soda bottles An herb garden starter kit A tree planted in the recipient’s name in honor of Arbor Day or Earth Day One of the “must reads” from our going green page A tote bag for grocery shopping
  • Day 11: BYOB! Minimize the waste and Bring Your Own Bag to the store (grocery or other).
  • Day 12: Adopting a green lifestyle means doing what you can, knowing that no one is perfect and we don’t have to try to be. This means thinking about how your choices impact the environment or about how you can better align your lifestyle with a more earth-friendly way of doing things.
  • Day 14: Reconnect With Nature! It’s difficult to envision the benefits of a river clean-up project if you’ve never hiked along it or canoed past its banks. Go outside just for the fun of it!
  • Day 16: Grass is great, but... by planting native plants, shrubs and trees, you’ll craft a lawn that virtually cares for itself and save on fertilizer and WATER in the process.
  • Day 17: Turn it off! When done with lights, tv, computer or anything else that uses electricity. Turn it off to save energy!
  • Day 19: Read any good books lately? Here’s a list every budding environmentalist should check out. If you want even more resources, check out this book list.
  • Day 20: Take shorter showers! It will not only reduce your water usage but also save you $$ on water and heating bills.
  • Day 21: Your computer may go to sleep, but it's still sucking up energy. Turn your computer and monitor off at the end of the day.
  • Day 22: Alternative Energy, Tap Your Brainpower! Study upon study of the link between mind and body reveal that this is no tenuous bond. An entire school of psychology known as "cognitive behaviorism" is devoted to the idea that our thoughts can change our behavior.
  • Day 23: Explore Gardening! Sign up for a share in a local community supported agriculture (CSA) farm or project. Check out Glenwood Community Garden
  • Day 24: Plant a tree! In addition to beautifying the area, it provides a home for wildlife and absorbs carbon dioxide.
  • Day 25: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! Check out our Earth Day Recycling Menu
  • Day 26: DIY Dirt - Here’s a fun step you can take this week: start composting your kitchen waste! Composting reduces landfill waste and greenhouse gas production, and might even save you money on waste hauling and garden fertilizer.
  • Day 27: Green Sweep your home! Start by taking an inventory of your possessions and determine what you really need. But don't just throw things away! Going green means you should try to sell, donate or recycle any surplus or outdated items in favor of more energy-efficient or eco-friendly options.