Earth Day is April 22 – Upcoming Earth Day Community Activities

Tricycle Buddhism & Ecology Summit

April 18-22 Online

Many speakers and panelists including Joanna Macy, David Loy, Terry Tempest Williams, Konda Mason, Ben Okra, Ruth Ozeki, Paul Hawkin, Joan Halifax, and more.

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Earth Justice Week – April 19-22

Naropa University


Earth Justice Day Keynote: Reconnecting to Self, Society and Soil – An Exploration through Poetry, Art, Conversation & Practice – with a Welcome Message from Dr. Joanna Macy

Wednesday 4/20 Online & In-Person


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April 22-24 — FREE e-bike rentals available for area residents via the BCycle app:


Thurs. 4/21 @ 7 p.m.

Documentary on John Muir (“patron saint of environmental activism”) at the Dairy Arts Center

The connection between nature and spirituality, using the life and wisdom of John Muir, ecological preservationist and founder of Yosemite National Park, examines Muir as a catalyst for how being outside in nature affects the lives of everyday people right now.


Friday, 4/22


Student-led Tree-Plenish Day

Earth Day Tree Planting Campaign all day 4/22

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High School students from Centaurus, Peak to Peak, Monarch, Boulder, and Fairview High are seeking to plant 1,200 trees on Earth Day after the Marshall Fire as part of the Tree-Plenish campaign in partnership with Cool Boulder, a community-led, nature-based climate action.


Youth-led Earth Day Protest for Climate Action

9am-4pm 4/22 

Canyon and Broadway Intersection

Organized by Fairview High School students and others

Bring signs, drums, bells or other noise makers to call for climate action.

Contacts: Emma Weber and Molly Weber


11th Hour Calling

10:30am-11:11am 4/22

First United Methodist Church

14th and Spruce

We will gather at 10:30 for a short program and the ring out our call for CLIMATE ACTION at 11 am for 11 minutes. Bring your signs and your noise makers and call out the need for URGENT ACTION. Contact: Mary Beth Downing


Meditation with the Earth

12:00pm-1:00pm 4/22

Central Park, 13th and Canyon

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Opening Invocation and Meditation led by Naropa University’s Eco-Chaplain, Master of Divinity candidate Natalie Schreiber.

Closing Dedication by David Loy, Zen teacher and author of Ecodharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis.


Please bring your own cushion, chair or ground pad and layers for weather, and a natural offering for the circle if you would like (seeds, leaves, rocks, etc).


Meditation is a grounding practice that supports us in feeling deeply, seeing clearly and taking action with wisdom and compassion. We come together to share in our love for the earth and connect with the interdependency of all life during this time of profound ecological change and sacred season for climate justice.


Before and after the meditation, many of us will also join in the 11th Hour Calling and Earth Day Protest for Climate Action.


Hosted by:

GreenFaith Boulder County Circle

Joanna Macy Center for Regeneration & Resilience

Naropa University Religious Studies

Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center

Boulder Shambhala Center

Zen Peacemakers

Eon Zen Center


“The most important thing, in response to climate change, is to be willing to hear the sound of the Earth’s tears through our own bodies.” – Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.


Earth Day Celebration at Resource Central, 6400 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

After a year of improvements, Resource Central is excited to present their Renovation Reveal. Tour the Reuse facility, get inspired for your summer DIY projects, and take advantage of their Earth Day Sale. Everything will be 25% off! Irish rock group Big Paddy will perform from 11-1 followed by amazing bands from the School of Rock. Go Green Gourmet’s food truck will be onsite and there will be free family activities as we come together in honor of our planet.


Help Plant Native Shrubs, Harper Lake Open Space, Louisville. 9-11 a.m.


Help Clean Up Boulder Creek  5-8 p.m.


CU flute studio Earth Day Concert (free or pay what you can) 7:30 p.m. Live or online.


From the CU Environmental Center:


Saturday, 4/23

Fjällräven Boulder (+ Tree-Plenish campaign)  10 a.m.-Noon


Longmont — Earth Day Celebration 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Lafayette — 1-3 p.m. “Earth Day at The Shack” Greenlee Wildlife Preserve



Sat. 4/30

Lafayette — “Earth Day, Every Day Celebration”


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