On April 22nd 1970 the first Earth Day was celebrated. It has now become an annual global birthday, celebrating the power and beauty of the earth. The day aims to raise awareness of community, and give advice on how to be a “friend to the planet.”
We have a lot of celebrations going on in the Seattle area, below are just a few of them.
Earth Day in Bellevue.
Where: Lied Activity Center.
Date: Sunday April 22nd.
Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free fun event.
What’s Involved: In 2010 Bellevue celebrated its first Earth Day. The fun incorporates free yoga classes, a sponsored walk and run, exhibitions, food, a fashion show, storyteller, and lots of youth activities.
Bellevue began having “Green Bellevue Day” back in 2010 and has continued the tradition. In 2013 there were at least 400 people in attendance. The activities are open to the people of Bellevue and the whole metro area.
Where: Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.
Date: April 13th.
Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: Free event.
What’s Involved: Storytellers from around Seattle get together at this beautiful location, telling stories about Earth, and how we may fit in with the magic of the universe. Paul “Che Oke ten” Wagner of the Vancouver Island Saanich tribe, Blake Shelafoe of the Duwamish tribe, and Allison Cox, co-founder of the Healing Story Alliance, will be the storytellers. Refreshments are provided.
The Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center is in West Seattle, and is definitely worth the trip.
Seattle Earth Day Run.
Where: Alki Beach, Seattle.
Date: Saturday April 19th 2014.
Time: 9.30 a.m.
What’s Involved: Seattle Magazine is hosting the 2014 Earth Day run along the beach. You can run with a friend or alone, either way you will have loads of fun meeting all the new people. This is a 3 mile run, which can also be walked.
There will be refreshments provided and the run is raising money to help charities.
One thing to remember, even though this is a very cheap run to enter, if you are late, there is a $40 charge!
Earth Day Education. Earth Day for Schools.
Where: Seward park Environmental and Audubon Center, Seattle.
Date: April 22nd
Time: Two hour talks and educational walks and exploration starting at 8.30 a.m., 10.30 a.m., and 12.30 p.m.
Cost: Free event.
What’s Involved: Students will learn about ecology, join in a restoration project and be educated on Earth Day meanings.
I might take my son to this.