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Earth Day in Seattle

This Sunday marks the 42nd annual Earth Day. Our City departments are hosting and participating in dozens of events all around the city. It’s a great opportunity to get out of the house on a beautiful weekend and give back to our natural environment by volunteering or simply celebrating. Check out the events below and join the fun.

Seattle Mariners’ Earth Day event – Saturday, April 21
Seattle Public Utilities is one of the sponsors and the first 10,000 fans will receive a kitchen compost collector and coupons for free compost.

Seattle Center – Sunday, April 22
The day begins with an Earth Day Ceremony and Welcome, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., in Next 50 Plaza (located between Seattle Center Armory/Center House and EMP Museum).

11 a.m. – 5 p.m., in Next 50 Plaza: Volunteers may learn how they can help build the Habitat for Humanity House of the Immediate Future. The House uses sustainable building practices, technological innovation and civic commitment to create future communities. The build project continues for the six-month duration of Next 50.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (and continuing through Jun 30), in the Next 50 Pavilion, Next 50 Plaza: Visitors may learn about all of the factors involved in sustaining the health of our society in Our Sustainable Futures Experience, addressing what might surprise us about our region’s collective efforts when we look back 50 years from now.

12 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Activity Tent, Next 50 Plaza: FREE hands-on activities and entertainment showcase the region’s innovations in sustainability, presented by more than a dozen partner organizations. A community crochet for an installation, Mater Matrix Mother Medium, by artist Mandy Greer, provides the public an opportunity to assist in the creation of a work of environmental art.

2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Seattle Center Armory/Center House: A moderated Arts and Sustainability panel discussion explores temporary artworks showcased at Seattle Center during Sustainable Futures month and addresses the connections between art and the environment. Panelists include artists Adam Frank, Mandy Greer, Stacy Levy and moderator Julie Parrett.

12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (and continuing through May 31), Intiman Playhouse: Living Design Competition Exhibit, showcasing leading ideas about the future of cities that are carbon neutral, net zero in their water and energy consumption and wholesome for people.

Piper’s Creek Watershed – Saturday, April 21

8:30-11:30 a.m.: Volunteers in Broadview will pick up trash and recycling, distribute an Earth Day message to the community letter, and stencil storm drains.

Noon: Salmon fry release in Carkeek Park. Follow the signs to the Les Malmgren Imprint Pond.

Nora’s Woods Spring Work Party – Sunday, April 22   

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Corner of 29th and Columbia, 718 29th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Contact Rich Appleton at 206.325.0067 or rich.appleton@gmail.com.

FOBG@SP 4th Annual EARTH WEEK – EARTH DAY! – Sunday, April 22  

9:00 am – 1:00 pm: Join us for a restoration work party at Burke-Gilman Trail at 5212 NE 60th St, Seattle, WA 98115. Sponsored by Green Seattle Partnership. Contact Jim Corson at 206.525.2412 or jim.corson@comcast.net.

Fremont Peak Park Earth Day Work Party – Sunday, April 22, 2012

10:00 am – 1:00 pm: Come celebrate Earth Day by volunteering in Fremont Peak Park. 4357 Palatine Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103. Sponsored by Friends of Fremont Peak Park. Contact Sue Sheldon at 206.675.0279 or susan_sheldon@hotmail.com.

Posted by: April Thomas

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Comment from marc
Time April 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Earth Day or Everyday, Must Read

Comment from marc
Time April 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm

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