Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

Earth Day in Seattle

earthday1Earth Day was founded just about forty-four years ago today, on April 22, 1970, by Gaylord Nelson, bringing greater national attention to our earth’s needs. In honor of Earth Day, a number of local organizations have put together events for people to gather and celebrate their commitment to making the earth a greener place. See below for a list of potential earth day activities to take part in.

Visit with Sustainable Seattle at the Highland Park Improvement Club, which the organization has been evolving into a greener and greener building since 2012. Guests can meet with Rainwise contractors to learn about designing their own rain gardens and cisterns. (April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Help clean up Golden Gardens with Seattle’s Parks and Recreation department. Most of us at SPU have some fond memories of Golden Gardens, and here’s a chance to preserve it for those whose memories are still to come. If you haven’t visited golden gardens yet, you should get on that. I recommend a warm Spring night. (April 22, 1-4 p.m.)

Celebrate with our neighbors at UW, who will have earth day fashion shows, educational seminars, open-mics, and more. You can check out a full schedule of UW’s earth day festivities here. (April 22, all day)

Celebrate Seattle from anywhere with “The Big Thing 4 Puget Sound,” which gives you the opportunity to share what you love most about the city. Simply take a picture representing the setting of your affection and either post it on instagram (hashtag #mypuget) or send it to The photo will then be put into a massive earth day mosaic of NW love.

On behalf of Sustainable SPU, happy earth day to all!

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