Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and Forum Phi announced Wednesday that there will be a free community Earth Day celebration on Monday, April 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at ACES at Hallam Lake.
The event, which will appeal to all ages, will include libations and a meatless community potluck of different “dips.” Attendees are invited to bring their own vegetarian “dip” and ACES will provide a range of different “dippers,” such as carrots, pretzels, etc., according to a press release.
“In addition, a variety of participating local organizations including Aspen Historical Society, Aspen High School Earth Group, Aspen Strong, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, CORE, Evergreen ZeroWaste, the Farm Collaborative, Lululemon, Marble Distilling Company and the U.S. Forest Service will host interactive Earth Day-themed activities including games, advocacy opportunities, plant-your-own seed starts, giveaways, and more,” it was noted.
Before the Earth Day celebration begins, ACES and Lululemon will host a community cleanup in Aspen with community members invited to meet at the Lululemon Aspen store at 4 p.m. and collect micro-trash through town before arriving at Hallam Lake at 5 p.m. Participants are asked to bring their own work gloves; volunteers will each receive a sustainable gift from Lululemon at the Earth Day celebration following the cleanup.
Parking is very limited so participants are asked to walk, bike, bus or carpool to the event. Sponsors include Pitkin County Landfill, Aspen Hatter and the City of Aspen Climate Action office.