We know that our Commuter Central readers make every day Earth Day, but that doesn’t make the annual celebration and great local events any less meaningful or fun.
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Alberta Main Steet "Deep Clean"
Alberta Main Street is working to help Alberta Street achieve its full potential as a vibrant business district. To kick off its goal to have a regular street cleaning and graffiti removal program, Alberta Main Street is hosting a neighborhood "Deep Clean", encouraging community members to come out on Earth Day for a morning of trash pickup and good "clean" fun.
Saturday, April 23rd
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Meet at Alberta and 18th
In keeping with the spirit of the neighborhood, this will be more than just a day of litter removal. Prizes will be awarded at the Golden Garbage Awards and of course there will be food. Volunteers are encouraged to participate as individuals or in team.
Come in costume, if you like—there will be a prize for best team spirit.
City Repair 11th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Washington High School Field
SE 14th and Stark
Saturday, April 23rd, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The City Repair Project and the Buckman Neighborhood Association announce the 11th Annual Earth Day Celebration. This daylong fun filled celebration will be a 100% carbon neutral event.
Booths will provide an educational smorgasbord, music will tap your groove and sustainable food will please your stomach.
Portland State University Earth Day Festival
Friday, April 22, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
South Park Blocks, Portland State University
PSU students will host this 4th annual Earth Day festival, featuring outdoor performances by bands, speakers, food, community groups, vendors, sustainable demonstrations, and more.
Carbon Footprint Fair at Jefferson High School on Earth Day
Friday, April 22, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Jefferson High School Gymnasium
5200 N Commercial (one block south of N. Portland Library Branch on N. Killingsworth)
Did you know that Jefferson High School was one of 10 schools nationally that was chosen to install solar panels on their school roof? Join some of the city’s coolest high school students to learn how to reduce your impact on the planet and much more. A great opportunity to show Jefferson students how much you appreciate the work they’re doing on all of our behalf while celebrating what Earth Day is all about. Raffle too!
Learning Gardens Laboratory Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 16
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
6801 SE 60th Ave., across from Brentwood Park
Community members are invited to attend the FREE family-friendly event that will include educational booths and workshops on gardening and sustainable horticulture for both children and adults. The event will also include free food, live music, children’s activities, a plant give away and door prizes.
Free workshops taught by PSU, OSU Extension, Multnomah County Master Gardeners, and City of Portland staff include Unusual Small Fruits and Medicinal Plants.
OHSU Earth Week Celebration
April 18 - 22, 2011
OHSU 's Green Team kicks off a week of great events starting Monday, April 18th with a Green Building Tour of the Center for Health and Healing (RSVP required). Guided nature hike, a plant sale and a sustainability tour are just some of the 10 Earth Week events to check out.