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Earth Day 2013 

Eco-minded reading and events celebrating the Pikes Peak Region

This is a roundup of Earth Day events and coverage you won't want to miss. And hey, if you get the bug to recycle, reuse, or reduce your consumption, we won't stop you. In fact, we'll probably applaud.
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Honeywell Earth Day Recycling Event

Fri., April 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 637-6700

a recycling extravaganza with four local firms taking everything from construction materials to used clothing to anything with a power cord. Call for full list of items accepted.

Highway 115 Cleanup Project

Sat., April 20, 8-11 a.m.
phone 576-2016

an Earth Day cleanup project focusing on the section of State Highway 115 from the park entrance to Pine Oaks Road. All volunteers over age 10 welcome; reservations required.

Earth Day Walk

Sat., April 20, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

a non-competitive walk with the Falcon Wanderers through Garden of the Gods.

North Cheyenne Cañon Park Clean-Up

Sat., April 20, 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
phone 385-6086

a chance to celebrate Earth Day with an all-ages cleanup event, with activities provided for kids ages 6-11 and lunch for all participants. RSVP by April 18.

Earth Day at Garden of the Gods

Sat., April 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 634-6666

a celebration featuring festivities for all ages, including bands, live animals, American Indian dancers, free admission to Rock Ledge Ranch, and free lunch for all who participate in the park cleanup. Go online for full schedule.

Tree Planting in Waldo Canyon Burn Scar

Sat., April 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
phone 433-6775
jonathan@uppersouthplatte.org

an event thanking donors to the Coalition for the Upper South Platte (CUSP)'s fire restoration efforts, with an opportunity to learn hands-on about the details of the stabilization and rehabilitation process.

Free Family Adventure Day

Sat., April 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
phone 634-5583

a hands-on creative exploration of all things green in honor of Earth Day. Suitable for all ages and skill levels.

Un-natural Trail Hike

Sat., April 20, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
phone 576-2016

a chance to learn about the biodegradation process while looking for items like orange peels, plastic bags and Styrofoam cups along the trail. Reservations required.

Healing the Earth

Sun., April 21, 1-4 p.m.
phone 748-5225

an Earth Day celebration sponsored by the Woodland Park Harvest Center, featuring greenhouse tours, seed planting, nature hikes, post-fire recovery, solar energy demos and a discussion of hydrofracturing.

Earth Day Celebration

Sun., April 20-21
Phelan Gardens
phone 574-8058

a tour of sustainable plants at the top of every hour during business hours. Children can complete a scavenger hunt and receive a free tree sapling. Free

Veda Salon: Fifth Annual Fashion and Greenie Awards

Sun., April 28, 7 p.m.
phone 476-2200

a fashion show and dinner with other activities and money benefitting the Rocky Mountain Field Institute.

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