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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 is 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
Longmont Food Rescue
Ocean First Institute
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
Wild Bear Nature Center