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Sustainable Resiliant Longmont presents 4th Annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration

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Longmont, CO April 16, 2018--- This Saturday, April 21, Sustainable Resilient Longmont will host the 4th annual Longmont Earth Day Celebration. This free, community event will feature an environmental education expo and programming for children and families throughout the day, including storytime, climate science films, music, and even magic! This family-friendly event will have a hands-on arts & crafts room with recycled materials, led by a local children’s art teacher. Samples Bistro, High Point Creamery and Sol Coffee will provide food and beverages outside.

 

Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley will kick off the event with a welcome message at 10:15 a.m. Other public officials attending include: Longmont City Council members Polly Christensen, Marcia Martin and Aren Rodriguez, State Representatives Jonathan Singer and Mike Foote, State Senator Matt Jones and Boulder County Commissioner Deb Gardner. The full program and list of sponsors are below.

 

WHAT: Longmont Earth Day Celebration

WHEN: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 21

WHERE: Longmont Museum & Cultural Center 400 Quail Rd. Longmont, CO 80501

 

10:15 a.m.    Welcome

Abby Driscoll and Kate Collardson, Earth Day Planning Committee Co-Chairs

 

Brian Bagley, Mayor of Longmont

 

Polly Christensen, Marcia Martin and Aren Rodriguez, Longmont City Council

 

Deb Gardner, Boulder County Commissioner

 

State Representative Jonathan Singer

State Representative Mike Foote

State Senator Matt Jones

 

10:30 a.m. Earth & Nature Storytime

Children's Librarian Amy Fontenot

Amy will lead a storytime featuring books for children of all ages.

 

11:00 a.m. Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, and Civilization

Jim Butler, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A leading climate scientist will provide a historical perspective of the alarming warming patterns we’re experiencing today. His talk will feature video, imagery and props to educate youth about the human impact of climate change.

 

11:30 a.m. Songs for the Earth

Hygiene Elementary Choir

The Hygiene Elementary Choir will lead us through songs inspired by the Earth.

 

12:00 p.m. Our Climate Our Future

Alliance for Climate Education

Join us to learn the facts about climate change and climate justice, hear from peers facing climate impacts, and become directly connected with opportunities to take action.

 

12:45 p.m. Magic Show

Erica Sodos Magical Enchantress

Erica will emerge as a nature elf from the depths of the forest to share her magical secrets, stories and messages. This show will feature informative and inspiring stories about respecting and honoring Earth, water and animals.

 

1:30 p.m. Concert

Jeff & Paige

Their exciting fun-filled concerts and CDs are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, bringing concepts like insect anatomy, energy conservation and plate tectonics to the whole family. Through their live shows and five albums, Jeff and Paige have reached thousands of children with their joyful spirit of play and passion for ecological awareness.

 

Environmental Education Booths

Alliance for Climate Education
Boulder County Parks & Open Space
Boulder County Sustainability
Citizens Climate Lobby/Citizens Climate Education
City of Longmont - Composting, Recycling & Waste Services

City of Longmont- Sustainability
Colorado Native Bird Care & Conservation
Colorado Ocean Coalition
Colorado Renewable Energy Society
Eco-Cycle
Growing Gardens
Hygiene Elementary
Longmont Food Rescue
Ocean First Institute
Ollin Farms
People and Pollinators Action Network
Rocky Mountain Conservancy

Sierra Club/Boulder Valley ICO
Southard Solar & Construction
Stand With Our St. Vrain Creek

United States Environmental Protection Agency
UpRoot Colorado
Wild Bear Nature Center