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April 18 - April 26

 (April 18 – 26, 2020)
(ID Environment Climate Committee Supported Event)
WHAT/NAME OF EVENT:  Earth Week Online

DATE:  Saturday, April 18 – Sunday, April 26, 2020

WHERE:  ONLINE – City of Durango’s website or on the Online Earth Day Facebook page – found here!

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT:  The 50th Anniversary of Earth Day is on Wednesday, April 22, 2020, and Durango is celebrating virtually from April 18 – 26 with a variety of family-friendly activities.  Join in the celebration! This year’s theme, “Climate Action: Healthy Choices for a Healthy Planet,” has taken on a whole new connotation as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has dramatically  impacted our daily routines. The City of Durango, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, the FLC Environmental Center, the Good Food Collective, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango, the Great Old Broads for Wilderness, and Indivisible Durango have planned a mixture of educational, inspiring, and whimsical activities. Everyone can celebrate Earth Day while complying with the State of Colorado’s “Stay at Home” Order and physical distancing.  Virtual activities planned include:
·       A bingo game with a wide variety of activities to last the whole week — and beyond. Participants will be entered into a drawing for gift certificates to local businesses for turning in their completed bingo cards.
·       Special guest speakers sharing encouragement and insight in making a positive difference for our community and our world via YouTube.  Speakers include:
o   G. Sam Foster, retired Forestry Scientist and Research Director
o   Dean Brookie, incoming Mayor of Durango
o   Dr. Heidi Steltzer, FLC Professor of Environment, Sustainability & Biology
o   Darrin Parmenter, La Plata County Director, CSU Cooperative Extension
o   Monique DiGiorgio and Taylor Hanson, Managing Directors of Table to Farm Compost LLC
Please share this information Far and Wide. If you have any photos from the FIRST Earth Day Celebration please share – #EarthweekDurango. Also share photos of completing the Bingo Activities. 
You can check out all the online events on the City of Durango’s website or on the Online Earth Day Facebook page – found here!


April 18
April 26