Earth is what we all have in common.

—Wendell Berry

14th annual Earth Day Fort Collins

Saturday April 20, 2024

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 2024 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!

Exhibitor Booth Registration Now Available for 2024

 

Let’s get you connected with people who care about your cause!

 

Exhibiting at Earth Day gives you an opportunity to get in front of 3000+ attendees who are looking for eco-minded products and services. They also want to use their time, resources, and talents to support the efforts of our non-profit partners.

 

Space is limited sign up today!

EXHIBITOR BOOTH

Sponsorship Opportunities that Demonstrate your Commitment to Planet Earth

 

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, we’d love to partner with you!

 

Contact us to learn more!

SPONSOR EARTH DAY

Planning for Earth Day Fort Collins 2024 in underway and we look forward to partnering with our community once again to bring this event to life. If you’re interested in volunteering to help coordinate Earth Day contact us to learn more.

VOLUNTEER

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.

VOLUNTEER AT EARTH DAY
EARTH DAY YOUTH WRITING CONTEST

Inspired by Earthday.org’s My Future My Voice Youth Ambassador program, we are asking local youths to express their visions and desires for the future. 

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Why? Because we believe that creative expression raises awareness and can help us dream the world we want, and help us remember our interconnection to each other and all life.

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And because we believe that beauty, creativity, interaction, and collaboration are necessary to create a world where we all not only survive but thrive, and that youth voices are crucial to help motivate and inspire the action we need.

 

We invite all students between the ages of 11-18 to submit short stories, essays or poems. The winners in each category will have an opportunity to read their work on the Main Stage at Earth Day Fort Collins. All submissions are due by noon on Thursday, April 4th.

 

Take a Look at Last Year’s Winners HERE

DOWNLOAD CONTEST DETAILS
REGENERATION YOUTH ART PROJECT

ReGeneration Youth Art Project – Making Our Future Through Collective Action

The purpose of ReGeneration Youth Art Project is to engage youth in climate change advocacy by sharing their visions and inspiring collective action through art, hands-on learning, and self expression.

 

We believe art is a natural connector that can provide space to process emotional anxieties, anger, or passiveness regarding climate change, and can help foster transformative change and dialogue that advances health and wellbeing.

 

Thoughts to Ponder: What does collective action for the environment mean to you? What does it look like? How can you inspire collective action? What are your perspectives and visions for climate action and solutions? What actions and solutions do you want to inspire for our shared future on planet Earth?

 

Artworks will be featured at Earth Day Fort Collins, Saturday, April 20th at Civic Center Park. Opening night reception details TBD. Following the opening Earth Day exhibit, curated works will then be exhibited at selected Fort Collins businesses and public places throughout 2024.

download submission guidelines
EARTH DAY FORT COLLINS STAGE SCHEDULE

We are partnering with FoCoMX to provide a free, family oriented venue for their 2024 Festival. The stage schedule will be developing as we approach the event so check back for updates.

 

10:00 AM Yoga on the lawn presented by Old Town Yoga
11:00 AM Welcome
Presentation & Performance, Land Acknowledgement 
11:30 AM Youth Writing Contest Readings
12:15 PM Performance: FoCoMX Band to be announced
1:00 PM Presentations
1:30 PM Performance: FoCoMX Band to be announced
2:15 PM Presentations
2:30 PM Chanting for Peace
2:45 PM Presentations
3:00 PM Performance: FoCoMX Band to be announced
3:45 PM Local Representative Talk
4:00 PM Presentation
4:15 PM FoCoMX Presentation
4:30 PM Kellie Falbo, Executive Director, Sustainable Living Association, Earth Day Raffle Winners Announced, Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Event Closes

 

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.
EARTH DAY FORT COLLINS VENDORS AND PARTNERS

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.

350 Northern Colorado
Abstruse Apparel
Beautiful Life Bowls
Bohemian Foundation
CGRS
City of Fort Collins Environmental Services
City of Fort Collins Utilities
Climate Reality Project NoCo Chapter
Colorado Mountain Club
Compost Queen
Credit Union of Colorado
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gardens on Spring Creek
Girls on the Run
Independent Power
La Piadina
Leaping Lizard Labels
New Belgium Brewing
Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association
Northern Colorado Wildlife Center
Odell Brewing
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
Pedersen Toyota

Polestar Gardens
Renewal by Anderson
Republic Services
Sunny Sky Pies
Trees, Water & People
Upavim Crafts | Fair Trade Guatemalan Gifts
What the Fudge Co.
Wild Iris Living/Spokes People
Xcel Energy
Yara for Colorado
YIMBY Fort Collins

EARTH DAY YOGA

Earth Day Yoga, 10am – 11am

Join us for an Earth Day-themed all-levels yoga class as we celebrate and honor our beautiful planet.

 

Our free Earth Day yoga class is a fun and inspiring way to start the day. In this class, we will focus on our connection to nature and the elements, using our breath and movement to cultivate mindfulness and gratitude for the earth. Whether you’re an experienced yogi or new to the practice, this Earth Day-themed all-levels class is open to everyone.

 

Come and connect with your inner self and with the beauty and wisdom of our planet. We hope to see you on the mat!
Brought to you by Old Town Yoga

Taught by Margaux Maertens

EARTH DAY KID CRAFTS

Join Wild Roots Studio in celebrating Mother Earth at Earth Day Fort Collins!

Wild Roots Studio will be guiding children in crafting Poudre River Spirit Sticks and creating Wild Recycled Art Sculptures in the Kids tent at the festival.

 

Poudre River Spirit will offer us a way to honor our love for the majestic Cache La Poudre River! Children old and young will be offered a variety of materials to create a river wand from sticks collected on the river banks of our Poudre River.

 

Wild Recycled Art Sculptures allow children to make art freely while giving a second life to items that might otherwise end up in the trash! Come play with an array of recycled materials and art supplies to create a unique work of art. Children will be guided in planning their piece, choosing the appropriate medium, and exploring how best to execute their masterpiece.

Wild Roots Studio offers soulful nature-based workshops for children to strengthen their connection to nature and wildly explore their creativity. At Wild Roots, we support the idea that there is something magical in combining nature and art. It returns us to a simplicity, wonder, and soulful place where we find connection & peace.

 

Nature-based crafts are a great way to enjoy the outdoors, promote sustainability, and encourage little ones to discover the enchantment of Mother Nature. From this comes an understanding of how special our environment is and how important it is to take care of it. For more information about Wild Roots Studio visit our website at WildRootsStudio.com or Wild Roots Facebook Page.

FOOD TRUCKS
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

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 2024 Sponsors and Funders!

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