Earth Week celebrated in Fort Collins starting April 19

In celebration of Earth Week, the City of Fort Collins Environmental Services department will promote several free events held throughout the community.

April 19

Attend Earth Day Fort Collins, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Civic Center Park, 201 LaPorte Avenue. The event features local food, music, speakers, arts and crafts, and a variety of booths and is co-hosted by the City of Fort Collins and the Sustainable Living Association. Be sure to check out All Things Electric Vehicles, where residents can learn about and test drive electric vehicles. All Things Electric will be at Howes and LaPorte Ave. For more information, visit

Also during the Earth Day Fort Collins event, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Howes and LaPorte Ave., residents can learn about the City’s expanded 2014 Lawn and Garden Equipment Rebate Program that runs now through June 29, and test drive an electric or push reel lawn mower. For details on the rebate program, visit

The Fort Collins Museum of Discovery will host a program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. about weather, animal migrations and more. The event is free with museum admission. For more information, visit

April 20

Join a community-wide week-long celebration of environmental sustainability, and register to participate in the No Impact Experiment, April 20 through April 27. Participants will work through a series of eight daily challenges, from decreasing trash production and home energy use, to eating locally and sustainably. The week will wrap up with a day of giving back on April 27. Learn more and register at

April 21

At 7 p.m., the City will co-sponsor a free event with Colorado photographer John Fielder, “Celebrating 50 Years of Colorado Wilderness,” celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Wilderness Act. The event will be held in the Griffin Concert Hall at the University Center for the Arts, 1400 Remington St., and doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit

The Fort Collins Board of Realtors is hosting an electronic waste and paper recycling event, April 21 through April 26. The event is open to the public and electronics will be collected for a nominal fee. For a list of participating locations or for more information, visit

April 22

At 7 p.m., at Bas Bleu, 401 Pine St., adults can help raise funds for the construction of a new Habitat for Humanity home by attending Women Helping Women: A Habitat for Humanity Project. For details, contact [email protected].

April 27

From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Food Co-op, 19 Old Town Square, hosts its fifth annual Earth Day event. Residents can enjoy live music, kid crafts, flower planting, face painting, food trucks, vendors, silent auction, Septacycle rides and more. Visit, for more information.

For information regarding City-sponsored environmental program and rebates, visit For general information regarding recycling in the City of Fort Collins, visit

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