There are loads of upcoming green events on the Front Range. Learn about city initiatives, watch environmental films, and get involved in green community events.
Green Matters in Westminster
The City of Westminster will be having a council outreach at the Butterfly Pavilion this Tuesday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m. If you are a Westminster resident, business, or use Westminster’s services, like its recycling center, you will have the opportunity to speak with councilors on any issues. One of the topics of conversation will be on the plans for the Westminster Mall. Westminster has a Green Matters initiatives where they are implementing more sustainable practices within the city. There will be refreshments and desserts served and children are welcome to attend. This is free and open to the public.
CRES Winter Gala & Fundraiser
Colorado Renewable Energy Society is holding a winter gala and fundraiser on Friday, February 25th at 6:00 p.m. The event will include entertainment, delicious food and drinks, plus a silent auction. It will take place at the EXDO Event Center Annex located at 3090 Downing Street in Denver. Please register for the event online. The tickets are $65 for CRES members, $120 for CRES member couples, $75 for non-members and $140 for non-member couples. Come out to support renewable energy in Colorado!
CoIPL Rally on Clean Air Act
Colorado Interfaith Power and Light will be holding a rally to support the Clean Air Act, which is under threat in Congress. The rally will be held at the Colorado State Capitol on Sunday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m. CoIPL is encouraging everyone, including people of faith, to come out and support the Clean Air Act.
Grow Local Colorado
This is Grow Local Colorado’s first event of 2011. They will be holding a potluck and networking party on Saturday, March 5th from 3:30-6:00 p.m. at the GrowHaus located at 4751 York Street in Denver. The event will include a tour of the GrowHaus at the beginning of the event and dining afterwards. Speak with experts in aquaponics and hydroponics, indoor farmers’ markets, and permaculture gardens. There is a $5 suggested donation and bring a dish to share. It is a zero waste event, so be sure to bring your own plate, napkin, cup/glass, and silverware. Please R.S.V.P. for the event by March 1st to Dana Miller at [email protected]
Sustainable living film festival in Fort Collins
The Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association will be holding its 4th annual environmental film festival on Saturday, March 5th at the Colorado State University IMAX Theatre in Room 131 of the Behavioral Sciences Building from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
The films cover an assortment of environmental topics regionally and nationally on food systems, consumption, and environmental and social responsibility. Some of the featured films, subject to change, are: Eating Alaska, Tar Creek, Gasland, Garbage Dreams, Facing the Storm, and Vanishing of the Bees.
There is no reserved seating, so arrive early. The entire film festival has a reasonable fee to stay all day, if you like, for $5 for students and $8 for adults. Carpool with friends to make it a day of education and conversation.
Wild Earth Saturday!
Already Earth Day is around the corner and here is the first of many upcoming Earth Day events scheduled in April. Wild Earth Boulder County will be holding its 10th annual event to kick off Earth Week. This collaboration is between Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). It will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at UCAR’s Mesa Lab on the hill, located at 1850 Table Mesa Drive in Boulder. This is a family event to include hands-on activities, presentations and films on climate change, sustainability, and much more! For more information, please contact [email protected]
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