This year, we observe the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and the need for grassroots action has never been more critical. Here are ways you can get involved:
Earth Week Events
Thursday, April 15 American Experience: Earth Days — Film screening and discussion. 7 p.m. Visual Arts Complex Auditorium, University of Colorado at Boulder campus, 303-492-8308.
Free Screening of Planet Earth. 4 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, CU campus, 303-492-8308.
Lover’s Guide to the American West: Living with Energy. 7:30 p.m. Rocky Mountain PBS channel, www. rmpbs.org.
Friday, April 16 Free Screening of Planet Earth. 4 p.m. Fiske Planetarium, CU campus, 303-492-8308.
Saturday, April 17 Earth Day/Arbor Day. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thompson Park, 400 Bross St., Longmont, 303-651- 8379.
Introduction to Restorative Activism. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kelly’s Barn, 1360 Sumac Ave., Boulder, 720-565-9388.
I Volunteer! Day: Boulder Creek Clean-up. 8 a.m. Scott Carpenter Park, 1505 30th St., 303-444-0190 ext. 125.
Wild Earth Saturday — For families. Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. NCAR Mesa Lab, 1850 Table Mesa Dr., Boulder, 303- 258-0495.
Rainwater Harvesting at Home — Workshop. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contrast Ranch, Arapahoe Avenue and 63rd Street, Boulder, 303-258-7982. Through April 18.
Tuesday, April 20 Save My Oceans College Tour. infiltrate, an art installation by Julie B of Pretty in Plastic. Through April 22, location TBA. An advance screening of Disney’s new film Oceans. 7:30 doors/8 p.m. screening, Chem 140, CU campus.
Wednesday, April 21 SALT Bistro Earth Day Benefit Dinner — with Paul Dolan Vineyards. 6:30 p.m. 1047 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-444-7258.
Thursday, April 22 Save My Oceans College Tour. Concert with Trevor Hall, Passafire and special guests. Free. 5 to 10 p.m., University Memorial Center South Terrace/Glenn Miller Ballroom, CU campus.
Earth Day Dinner at The Kitchen. From 5:30 p.m. 1039 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-544-5973.
Friday, April 23 Lost Film Festival — with Scott Beiben. 5 p.m. Duane Physics Building, CU campus, 303-492-8303.
Saturday, April 24 Inaugural Dandelion Festival. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bandshell, Canyon Boulevard and Broadway Avenue, Boulder, 303-444-6981.
Sunday, April 25 8th Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk. 10 a.m. Potts Field at CU Research Park, 4001 Discovery Dr., Boulder, 303-999- 3820. Register by April 24.
Earthfest Boulder. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Downtown Boulder, www. earthfestboulder.net.