Earth is what we all have in common.

—Wendell Berry

13th annual Earth Day Fort Collins

Saturday April 22, 2023

Civic Center Park 11am-5pm

Earth Day Fort Collins inspires community members to honor the Earth EVERY DAY and features a combination of activities and events for the entire family, including informational booths and displays, kids activities, arts & crafts, live music, speakers, food trucks, farmers market and a beer garden.

Earth Day 2023 will be a historic moment when citizens of the world rise up in a united call for the creativity, innovation, ambition, and bravery that we need to meet our climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future.

This event is Free! Please bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Join us for this day of global action!

Your promise to the planet starts here!

Join our Earth Day campaign to support climate literacy for our youth and teach them how to work with local governments in a meaningful way to address the climate crisis.


Climate change is a great example of how human behavior can dramatically impact our natural world, and have serious consequences to our social, physical, and economic health. By providing climate education with a strong civic engagement component our youth will have the skills to enter a growing green workforce and the know-how to advocate for policies and practices that will keep them healthy, safe, and prosperous.


With your support, the Sustainable Living Association will be able to provide valuable training for Fort Collins students ages 15-25 at our 2nd annual Climate Action event on September 23rd. The event will focus on…


  • Teaching area youth how to work with local government in a meaningful way to address the climate crisis.
  • Help students learn the value of ‘giving back’ through participating in environmental service projects.
  • Provide resources on how to talk about climate change by utilizing our eBook, “Communicating Climate“.
  • Connect inspired youth with local employers to learn about career opportunities in the environmental and sustainability sectors.
  • Help participating youth develop an Action Plan to guide their efforts at home, in school, and in the community.


We hope you can help us make this happen. Your support and belief in our cause keeps us going strong. Thank you so much for being a part of our environmental community, we couldn’t do this work without you.

We can’t wait to see you at Earth Day!  If you can pitch in and volunteer for a shift you’ll get a FREE commemorative t-shirt and the glory of knowing you are doing good in the world. It’s easy to sign up and feel free to invite a friend to join you.


The Sustainable Living Association provides opportunities for businesses to engage in and support our ongoing community efforts to educate, inspire and motivate citizens to live more in balance with nature by conserving natural resources and leaving less of an impact on the earth.

Join us in demonstrating your commitment to environmental protection and preservation.

Event Sponsor booths

are listed in bold.

Abstruse Apparel
AloTerra Restoration Services
Best Life Best Death
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Cabri Creamery
Citizens’ Climate Lobby
City of Fort Collins – Clean Cities
City of Fort Collins – Forestry Dept
City of Fort Collins Utilities & Environmental Services
Climate Reality Project/Sustainable Windsor
Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed
Colorado Credit Union
Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care
Compost Queen
CSU Surplus Property
Cultural Enrichment Center
Edge Optics
Ent Credit Union
Folks Farm and Seed
Food Co Op

Fort Collins Community Action Network (FCCAN)
Garden of Oz
Global Leaders
Hug a Goat
Kaiser Permanente
Larimer County Conservation Corps
Larimer County Engineering and Extension
Larimer County Solid Waste
League of Women Voters Larimer County Environmental Action Team
Leapin Lizards
Lightning e Motors
Mad Hare Press
Matthews House
Melina Be
Namaste Solar
New Belgium
Ocean Industries
On The Road Bookstore
One Canopy

Poudre River Public Library
Poudre Wilderness Volunteers
Renewal by Anderson
Republic Services
Rise n Shine Arts
Save the Poudre
Sproutin’ Up
Sunlit Mountain
Sunray Natural
Tesla Inc
The Lyric
Trash Mob
Tutoring Excellence of Fort Collins
Uncle Benny’s
Unity of Fort Collins
Well Fed Farmstead
What the Fudge Co.
Wild Roots Studio
Wolverine Farm Publishing
Xcel Energy

My Future, My Voice
Youth Writing Contest!


Calling all Northern Colorado youth writers and activists to share your voice and vision to inspire and raise awareness for climate action! We are asking that you express your visions and desires for the future you want to see through your writing.
We invite YOU to submit your poem, short story, essay or song.


All students 3rd grade – 12th grade ages 8-18 are eligible to participate regardless of which school you attend, or if you are homeschooled or not currently enrolled.


Thank you in advance to the educators, parents, or friends out there who help spread the word.  And thank you as well to all the writers who embrace the challenge and submit their work.


Check out our submission guidelines – winners will have the opportunity to read their works at Earth Day and will win cool prizes from local businesses!

Calling All Youth Artists from Northern Colorado!

We want to feature your art at Earth Day Fort Collins, Saturday April 22nd, 2023.


All Art mediums accepted, from paint to clay to fabric or thread, and the use of any up-cycled and reused materials is encouraged!


We’re looking for submissions from artists ages 20 and under that address one, or more, of these key questions:

  • What does climate change mean to you?
  • What are your visions and perspectives for the future of the Earth?
  • What are your perspectives and ideas for climate action and solutions?
  • What does regeneration mean? What does it look like?

Moosewood Sandhills / Tim Lilburn

Listening to the Wind / Tim Robinson

Ecodeviance / C A Conrad

The Man Who Planted Trees / Jean Giono

Regeneration / Paul Hawken

Active Hope / Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

My Story as Told by Water / David James Duncan

Staying with the Trouble / Donna Haraway

Second Nature / Jack Collom

Manatee/Humanity / Anne Waldman

The Meadow / James Galvin

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet / Anna Tsing et al.

A Sand County Almanac / Aldo Leopold

[To] the Last [Be] Human / Jorie Graham

Wildwood / Roger Deakin

Cadillac Desert / Mark Reisner

Hell’s Bottom, Colorado / Laura Pritchett

Desert Cabal / Amy Irvine

Blood Orchid / Charles Bowden

Eating Stone / Ellen Meloy

The Maine Woods / Henry D. Thoreau

The Island Within / Richard K. Nelson

Braiding Sweetgrass / Robin Wall Kimmerer

Growth of the Soil / Knut Hamsen

Life is a Miracle / Wendell Berry

Honey from a Weed / Patience Gray

For a Little While / Rick Bass

Teaching a Stone to Talk / Annie Dillard

Encounters with the Archdruid / John McPhee

American Primitive / Mary Oliver

Practice of the Wild / Gary Snyder

The Overstory / Richard Powers

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This event would not exist if it were not for the support of our gracious sponsors.  They care about our community, and our Earth. Join them in celebrating Earth Day Fort Collins!

Thanks to our 2023 Sponsors!

The Sustainable Living Association provides numerous opportunities for businesses and non-profits to engage in and support our ongoing community efforts.