Earth Day is April 22nd! Here in Austin, we'll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a week of events. The celebration currently includes...
Saturday, April 17
- Eat = Earth
- How we eat impacts our planet. Learn more by attending this event from 9am to 1pm at Republic Square Park.
- Family Day at McKinney Roughs
- From 10am to 3pm, the Lower Colorado River Authority is hosting a free Earth Day Festival at the 1,100 acre McKinney Roughs Nature Park. Planned activities include guided hikes, star gazing, guest speakers, demonstrations, good food, and music.
Sunday, April 18
- Commuter Clinic
- This event is all about the bicycle. It takes place from noon until 2pm at the Bicycle Sport Shop on South Lamar.
Monday, April 19
- Twilight Hike Along Barton Creek
- The hike is an hour and a half long, from 6pm until 7:30pm. It starts at the Zilker Park Barton Greenbelt Trailhead and ends at Campbell's Hole.
Tuesday, April 20
- Film Screening of The Garden
- At 7:30pm, Earth Day celebrants will be at the Texas Spirit Theater at the Bob Bullock Museum. The documentary was nominated for an Academy Award and tells the story of a community garden in South Central LA.
Wednesday, April 21
- Earth Day Festival
- Arts and entertainment with a "green" theme are on display for the enjoyment of the entire family at the Triangle (4600 Guadalupe Street) from 4pm to 8pm.
Thursday, April 22
- Barton Springs Pool Cleaning
- Volunteers needed to work 2-hour shifts all day long -- from 10am to 6pm.
- Give 5% to Mother Earth
- In honor of our planet, 75 different businesses in Austin have agreed to give 5% of the day's gross sales to select regional non-profits that benefit our local community and local environment.
For more info
Visit the Austin Earth Day website.
Visit the Official Earth Day 2010 Action Center.
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