Thursday, April 22nd is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. Seattle is ready to celebrate all week long with a series of events and happenings. We’ve linked to a few of them to help you figure out things you might do to commemorate Earth Day. If you already have plans for Earth Day festivities, we’d love to hear what you are doing.
Here is a short list of Earth Day functions around the Seattle area.
Saturday, April 24 from 8:00am to 5:00pm
Volunteer for a day of fun projects at the Washington Park Arboretum. Projects include trail building, invasive plant removing and other restoration projects.
Whole Foods Earth Month
April is Earth Month at Whole Foods. As part of their celebration they have created an Earth Month web site with tips and quizzes on how you can live greener. Certain stores, including the Roosevelt Square and Westlake stores will be donating 5% of their daily profits to various groups.
Magnuson Series: Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 17, starting at 8:30am
One of a series of running events at Magnuson Park presented by Club Northwest, the Earth Day event features various distance runs and walks, including a half marathon. Each participant receives a tree to plant, and there will be an post-race tree-planting party on site. Funds raised also help benefit the Mangrove Action Project.
Thursday, April 22nd from 10am to 2pm
Get tips from eco-experts on how to live more Earth-friendly and meet Bert the Salmon.
Saturday, April 17th, starting at 8:30am.
Come to Lewis Creek Park to participate in volunteer projects, a family festival, tree-planting ceremony and giveaways. Follow this up with the “Little Lake-to-Lake Earth Day 5k Walk”, Wednesday, April 21, from 2 to 6 pm at Lake Hills Greenbelt Park, a fun walk with educational stations along the way.
Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 2pm
This event is billed as “the largest Earth Day celebration in the Seattle area”. Participate in the clean up and restoration of the Duwamish River at one of twelve restoration sites. The goal is to help bring back at least 30% of the river shoreline for wildlife habitat. Afterwards is the Earth Festival at Pathfinder K-8 from 2pm to 4pm. Includes food, musical performances and other activities. Bert the Salmon will make an appearance.
Wednesday, April 21 from 7:30am to 5:00pm
This conference for business owners looking for ways to operate their businesses on sound environmental footing will be held at the Hyatt at the Olive 8 in Downtown Seattle and includes expert speakers in various green areas.