It's summer time in Northern Colorado! That means flip flops, backyard BBQs, and a chance to get out of the house and explore the beautiful landscape that surrounds our foothills town.
If you're looking for something to do this weekend, you should know that there are plenty of opportunities to go green on while connecting with other folks that care about sustainability and community.
Details are below, and if you make it out to any of these events, be sure to share your experience in the comments!
1. To help community members safely and properly dispose of the many hazardous wastes that have accumulated in their homes, the City of Fort Collins will host a free household hazardous waste collection, Saturday, June 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., northwest corner of Lake Street and College Avenue (on the Colorado State University campus).
The event provides residents the opportunity to go through their garages, kitchens, bathrooms and storage sheds and dispose of old or extra chemicals and other hazardous materials in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. Click here for a list of accepted items.
2. The Gardens on Spring Creek and City of Fort Collins Natural Resources will join forces to host an Urban Gardening Festival on June 5 and 6, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The festival will feature educational workshops, activities for the kids, live music, plastic nursery pot recycling, and you can get a free 5-gallon bucket of compost (while supplies last) Bring your own bucket! Limit one bucket per household.
Admission: $4 suggested donation per adult and child over 12.
3. The City of Fort Collins’ FC Bikes program is hosting the second annual Fossil Creek Family Bike Fair at Fossil Creek Park’s Oval Pavilion (5821 S. Lemay) on Sunday, June 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The event includes bike rides, bike demos from local bike shops, bike education and information booths, FREE helmet giveaways, music, and food. Children can also practice and learn safe bicycling skills on the traffic skills course and participate in bike decorating and the children’s bike parade.
Sunday’s event will also feature a locals’ bike swap meet. Please bring your old bikes and bike parts to sell, trade, or buy at the swap meet. The bike swap meet begins at 10:00 a.m. and runs through the afternoon.