Sustainable Living Association announces sixth annual Earth Day Fort Collins

Sustainable Living Association will host Earth Day Fort Collins on Saturday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Park, 201 LaPorte Ave.

This year continues our collaboration with the City of Fort Collins to provide more interactive and educational opportunities for attendees. Admission is free and attendees are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the Food Bank. Electronics recycling is being offered through IT Refresh from 12-3 p.m. Drop-off location is at the City Hall parking lot, 300 LaPorte Ave.

Earth Day Fort Collins is a combination of activities and events for the entire family, featuring informational booths and displays, arts & crafts, live music, electric vehicle test drives, speakers, local food, and a beer garden. Arrive early at 10 a.m. to go on a Sustainable Scavenger Hunt around Old Town guided by CSU students. Earth Day is a global movement that encourages and inspires community members to honor the Earth every day and make efforts toward conservation and preservation of our amazing planet for current and future generations.

Earth Day Fort Collins will highlight new projects, activities, and opportunities for citizens in an effort to raise awareness of the many great year-round programs that are available. This year’s theme will focus on energy efficiency and the Georgetown Energy Prize, which the City of Fort Collins is competing in to win. The prize awarded to the winning city is $5 million. The City of Fort Collins will be on hand to discuss what the community can do at work and home to use less energy and save money.

The Sustainable Living Association helps to promote Fort Collins as a city that is active in the implementation of sustainable practices. Earth Day Fort Collins provides attendees an opportunity to learn what area businesses, non-profits, and the local government do to support this global environmental effort and how citizens can get involved.

Earth Day has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world. Fort Collins is a leader in developing sustainable practices and has gained much attention for these efforts.

The Sustainable Living Association is a grassroots non-profit organization that brings the concept and practices of sustainable lifestyles into everyday life. It serves the Rocky Mountain region, providing opportunities designed to educate people on sustainable lifestyles that promote environmental and social responsibility. It accomplishes its work through an annual Sustainable Living Fair, a year-round workshop program, Earth Day Fort Collins, and other community events that connect citizens with environmental stewardship and sustainable development. For 16 years, the Sustainable Living Association has been at the forefront of the sustainable living and lifestyle movement in our region. As a community working collectively, our impact continues to grow through outreach and education.

To learn more about Earth Day Fort Collins, visit: http://sustainablelivingassociation.org/event/earth-day-fort-collins/.

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