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Denver government, zoo, botanic gardens host Earth Day 2014 events

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The city and county of Denver will hold an Earth Day fair on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 commemorating the 44th year of the global environmental event. Denver is celebrating the day with a zero-waste, solar powered event.

Admission to the exhibits in the Wellington Webb Municipal Building, 201 W. Colfax Ave., is free to the public. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Residents in Metro Denver will find a number of ways to celebrate Earth Day.

The Denver Zoo is hosting Party for the Planet from 10 a.m. to noon on Earth Day. Area students will present educational booths highlighting environmental and conservation topics. Zoo staff will also share information on the non-profit zoo’s green practices and conservation projects.

The Denver Botanic Gardens is offering free admission on Earth Day for those with a Colorado driver’s license or other state-issued identification card. It also will celebrate Seedlings – tots age 18 to 24 months – as it prepares for spring planting.