Looking for some exciting events to address climate change, local food, and green activism? Look no further than the upcoming events on the Front Range for all ages!
Youth all over the globe and here in Colorado are getting together to address climate change on Saturday, May 14th in Denver. This youth are coming together to send a message to global leaders to shift from fossil fuel reliance, causing air, soil, and water pollution, to a green energy revolution.
iMatter marches will begin around the world on May 7th and the May 14th march in Denver will take place at noon at Cuernavaca Park, located at 20th Street and Platte Street near REI. They will march to Civic Center Park at the center of Downtown Denver. Bring your walking shoes and enthusiasm.
Green Up Colorado
This examiner was a resource to the upcoming documentary being featured on Rocky Mountain PBS on Thursday, April 21st at 9:00pm. The documentary will cover the local food movement, recycling, alternative energy, and green jobs throughout Colorado.
Honoring Mother Earth Every Day
During the Earth Day weekend, Friday, April 22nd at 6:30pm until Sunday, April 24th at 3:00pm, Woodbine Ecology Center will be having a conference where you can have conversations about indigenous principles and practices, sustainable communities, food security and sovereignty, land struggles, reclaiming and regenerating our common environment, ecological health and healing, and more.
You can network with a wide variety of community members including permaculturists, environmentalists, and fellow community members.
Guest Panelists are: Winona LaDuke, Gregory Cajete, Louise Benally, David Bartecchi, and other regional and local community leaders.
They will be serving breakfast through lunch from Saturday to Sunday. Lodging is available on a first come, first served basis for an additional $30 for two nights (sheets are provided, you need to bring your own pillow, blanket or sleeping bag, and towel). You may camp with your own equipment for free, but nights can be cold that time of the year.
The Woodbine Ecology Center is located at 2584 North State Highway 67 in Sedalia. Go to their website to learn more.
Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center
Wild Bear has a number of upcoming workshops for families up in Nederland. On Saturday, April 23rd from 10:30 until noon they will be having the Earth Day Faerie event to learn more about what lives in the forest. Also on Sunday, May 1st and May 8th they will be having pine needle basket weaving classes. Learn more from Wild Bear’s website.
If you happen to be in Nederland, but don’t have the time to attend these events, Wild Bear also has an eco-gift shop where they sell fair trade and locally hand-crafted items.
Community Pride Day
Once again the City of Westminster is having their annual Community Pride Day, where community members come together to beautify their neighborhoods by cleaning up litter in open spaces. This examiner will once again be coordinating volunteers to help out on the morning of Saturday, May 7th at 9:00am in the Standley Lake area. Contact Michele Melio if you would like to help clean up the open and green space east of Standley Lake.
There will be a volunteer appreciation barbeque afterwards taking place at Westminster City Hall where free food and free fire engine rides will be offered.