Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, which means we can all participate fully! From family festivals to craft fairs and book exchanges, there’s no shortage of eco-fun to be had. Here are are a few Vancouver picks for you and your family.
Five Earth Day Events
Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Learn all about container gardening for Earth Day! Then plant a few easy-to-grow herbs and vegetables at home and start reducing your carbon footprint, greenhouse gas emissions, and contributing to a more sustainable environment. Oh and make a tasty salad too!
b>Earth Day: Container Gardening Workshop at Rocky Mountain Flatbread
Thursday, April 20, 6 – 7 pm
4186 Main Street, Vancouver
Join Michael Denhammer, Vancouver urban gardener & learn how easy it is to grow a few vegetables and herbs in containers.
Contact: [email protected] to reserve your spot.
Earth Day Giveaway: Salad Bowl Growing Kits
The first 50 families to purchase an entree will receive a salad bowl growing kit! Now there’s a great excuse to go out for lunch.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Main Street & Kits locations
Earth Day Celebration at Stanley Park
April 22, 11-3 pm
Weaving with invasive ivy? Sold! And, it really does make sense to get out in nature on Earth Day. Head down to everyone’s favourite urban park for a day of hands-on ecology through restoration activities, conservation action, crafts and booths for the whole family, and a tour to visit the local heron colony. Festivities kick off at the roof deck of the Stanley Park Ecology Society Nature House! And it’s FREE!
Earth Day on Commercial Drive
April 22 1-5 pm
Get dressed up! Paint some signs, and join the 7th Annual Earth Day Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive. Windermere High School’s Youth for Climate Justice Now carries on this fun, family-friendly tradition by coming together to celebrate the planet in a vibrant parade. This year’s parade begins at Commercial and Broadway at 1 pm and continue sat Grandview Park (which is a great park for kids!) from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with music and speakers. Added bonus: It’s FREE!
Wesbrook Village Book Donation, Swap and Sale
To celebrate Earth Day, Wesbrook Village is hosting a book donation, swap, and sale! Give your gently used books a second life and meet other book enthusiasts. Bring up to 30 books to swap or buy used books for $2. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Pacific Spirit Park Society. Takes place at MBA House (3385 Wesbrook Mall) and admission is free.
Make it Show at the PNE!
Tired of fast fashion and toss away goods? Prefer handmade, homemade and ethically produced items? Then The Make it Show is for you! This show is in its 9th year and has a funky, hip, upbeat vibe – this is not your traditional craft show! Make It is about appreciating creativity, connecting entrepreneurs and giving conscientious shoppers an alternative to the mall. More than 200 exhibitors will be selling everything from clothing (for babies and kids too!) and home decor to gourmet goodies. Tix are only $3-$5.<
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