Yeah, we have three ways to really celebrate Earth Day 2011.
University of Utah Earth Fest
Browse booths from local food purveyors and sustainability-oriented organizations on the Union Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
ASUU Director of Sustainability Norah Olley and SLC Mayor Ralph Becker will lead a bike parade around campus from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.â€”be one of the first 100 to sign up for the ride and get a free bike lock. Oh, and it's also Bike to the U day for students and staff if, you know, you live close enough or have a TRAX stop nearby.
Alta's Earth Day Fair
Tons of free activitiesâ€”adult green crafts and kids art, a recycled hat judging contest, job fair, vendors with plenty of free goods.
Also, take advantage of Alf's Restaurant's Earth Day sale when you buy a Cliff bar, Luna bar or Candy bar and get another one free. The Alta Ski Shop will donate five percent of its sales to Alta's local non-profits, and Alta Sports is donating free snowshoe rentals of the Snowshoe Tours.
My favorite, Watson Shelter will feature 100 percent grass-fed Utah beef in their BBQ beef sandwiches for $10.
A lot more is going on, too. Click here to see all of it.
Earth Day Downtown, Logan
Artists, Utah State University clubs, local businesses and more are getting together for a huge Earth Day party. On 100 South, between Main and Thatcher Young Mansion.
Here's the schedule:
2:30â€“5 p.m. Sidewalk chalk/Art Activities, play with recycled clay from CVCA Ceramics, art with Stokes Nature Center.
2:30â€“7 p.m. Check out environmental info booths and recycled material vendors.
3â€“7 p.m. Local food vendors will set up shop.
3 p.m. Sculpture by Doug Adams public art dedication and unveiling.
4 p.m. USU's recycled dress fashion show.
4:15 p.m. Performance by the Dry Lake Band.
4:30 p.m. Blip Pot Workshop with Jeff Keller of Sunrise Cyclery. Take your garden on the road!
5 p.m. Logan High School Percussion Ensemble trash performance.
5:30 p.m. The Gypsies Junk Band, Fast Forward Charter High School and Friends.
6 p.m. Valley Dance Ensemble "Dancing the Green Map."
6:30 p.m. Community Junk Jamâ€”Join in the fun! Bring your own junk instruments to play in the street.