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Celebrate the 40th Annual Earth Day in Vancouver

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day on April 22?  There are several celebrations being held around the Lower Mainland with everything from taking A Walk on the Wild Side out in Mission (Friday 9am Р5 pm) which includes a tree-planting expedition (a fundraiser for at-risk youth) to special events around town and in the suburbs.

  • Scrap Art Music, a show guaranteed to energize your passion for creative solutions, presents a concert at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, 2750 Granville St. at 12th Ave. April 22 at 7 pm.¬†(map) This five member invented instrument group is known around the world for their unusual instruments made from recycled materials. (TEL: 604-669-2112)
  • Electronics Recycling Association is¬† holding a Recycling and Donations Roundup at Richmond Centre, 6060 Minorou blvd, Richmond.¬† April 22, 7.30 am – 9 pm. (map)¬† Donate your electronics to ERA! ERA!¬† (TEL: 604-215-4483)
  • Nightingale Eco Team. Earth Day at Florence Nightingale Elementary School 2740 Guelph St. Vancouver. April 22, 9 – 4 pm.¬†(map) Join students, teachers, staff, parents and care-givers as we learn more about how to care for our planet. (TEL: 604-713-5290)
  • Land Conservancy of BC with UBC Robson Square and Vancouver Courier celebrates EarthDay with a screening of three award winning films for International Wildlife Film Festival.¬†April 22,¬†Doors open at 6 pm. Entry by donation. Register at the door.¬† Theatre C300, UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St. Vancouver (TEL: 604-733-2313) (map)
  • Vancouver Earth Day at Everett Crowley Park (behind¬†Champlain Heights Community Centre, near Kerr Rd. and Marine Way) April 24, 11 am – 3 pm¬† (map) (TEL: 604-687-7721) Award winning entertainment, environmental exhibits and more.
  • Liberation BC Free film screening: “Meat the Truth” (documentary) at the Vancouver Public Library, lower level, 350 W. Georgia St. April 24 -
  • 4 – 5.30 pm ¬†(TEL: 604-761-4162) (map) An important film about climate change that forms an addendum to Al Gore’s “Inconvenient Truth”, addressing the omission by Gore of intensive livestock production, interviews with prominent scientists from the United Nations and World Watch Institute that reveal how livestock farming generates greenhouse gas emissions.¬†
  • Uniterian Church of Vancouver Environment Committee: Earth Day Worship Service, 949 W. 49th Ave (TEL: 604-875-1414) April 24 11.45- 12.15 ¬†(map) Activist, comedian and film maker Sean Devlin describes a bad walk in the woods as preparation for the annual pilgrimage to Burns Bog.
  • Whole Foods Market¬†West Vancouver Earth Day Fair, April 24 12 noon to 3 pm outside of store. 925 Main St. at the Village @ Park Royal, West Vancouver (TEL: 604-678-0500) (map)Meet North shore eco-minded partners such as Ambleside Bird Refuge and Ustlahan Society. Sample new spirit Bear coffee.
  • For more information on Earth Day events around the Lower Mainland, click here or more things to do around Vancouver click here

PHOTOS by Ruth Kozak

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