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Earth Month

Forget about Earth Day–We’re celebrating the whole month of April as Earth Month here at GPHC!

 

Each year on April 22nd, people all over the world celebrate Earth Day, but this year, GPHC wants to encourage our neighbors to use the entire month of April to learn more about climate change and increase the sustainability in our community! Join us for the neighborhood events below, help us spread the word about our Bee Careful Campaign, and pledge to help clean up your block or a local thoroughfare!

 

Events During Earth Month

 

Mondays in April at 6:30pm –Affordable, Sustainable Cooking Workshops at GPHC (2823 Fairfax Street)

Join GPHC, We Don’t Waste, and Walk2Connect to learn affordable, sustainable cooking strategies and tricks every Monday in April starting at 6:30pm. Come ready to learn and cook and leave with a fun recipe! Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/152661412069191/

Join us before the cooking classes for short, fun walks sponsored by Walk2Connect from 6:00pm-6:30pm. Learn more about these walks at:http://walk2connect.com/event/sustain-your-health-walking-series/all/

For the walk, we will meet in front of the Greater Park Hill Community, Inc. (GPHC) office at 6:00 pm. We’ll talk through Walk2Connect goals, answer any questions and lightly warm up. If you are going to use the restroom please plan to show up before 6:00 pm. We leave NO LATER than 6:10 pm. We will arrive back to GPHC by 6:30 pm to begin our cooking class. There is street parking on Fairfax St. The 43 and 28 bus lines drop off within 0.5 mi of our meeting location.

 

Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 p.m – Decrease your Clutter, Increase your Peace of Mind at Park Hill Library

If you loved the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo or The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and want to create calm and ease life’s transitions, professional organizer Alison Bresler will guide you through simple things that you can do to avoid being paralyzed in front of a bulging closet. ​

 

Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. – Japanese Beetle Control with City Floral Greenhouse at Park Hill Library

Japanese Beetles are voracious and cause significant damage to over 300 different plant species found in our landscapes, our agricultural areas, and a few of our native plants as well. City Floral Greenhouse will share information on how to handle this invasive pest.

 

Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. – What is A Rain Garden? Open House at Pauline Robinson Library

A rain garden is a planted area that allows rainwater runoff from roofs, driveways, walkways and parking lots to be absorbed into the landscape instead of storm drains. Explore how we can plant one at our library.

 

Saturday, April 21, 10:30 a.m. – DIY Family Fairy Garden at Park Hill Library

Create your own magical fairy garden with your children. A container, soil, one plant and materials for making stepping stones, paths, flower pots, tables, fences, etc. are provided for 20 families.  One container per family while supplies last.

 

Tuesday, April 24 6:30pm – Climate Reality Presentation at GPHC at GPHC (2823 Fairfax Street)

Hear from Tracey MacDermott who recently attended Al Gore’s Climate Reality Training. You’ll get a chance to go deep about the science of climate change from a global to regional perspective. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1711139188970149/

Saturday, April 28 – Clean Up Greater Park Hill Work Day at GPHC (2823 Fairfax Street)

Sign our pledge to clean up near your home during the month of April. Gather with your family and your neighbors to get outside to clean up our sidewalks, alleys, and main thoroughfares. If you live near Colfax, consider picking up trash for a block there. The same goes for MLK Blvd! Help us beautify our neighborhood and protect our streams! Learn more and RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/424294344674483/

 

Our Friends at Bikes Together remind our neighbors that if you haven’t completed your taxes, you still have time before April 15 to donate a bike, get a donation receipt for 2017, and rest assured in the knowledge that their bike will be reused/recycled and go to a good home!

 

Here are some other great events at the City and County of Denver. To register for the opportunities below, please email tina.myers@denvergov.org or call 720.865.2434.

 

Starbucks Day of Service

Date: Thursday, April 19
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Location: City Park

The Starbucks Annual Day of Service will be held on Thursday, April 19 with an expected 400 volunteers helping to beautify City Park.

 

Arbor Day Tree Planting

Dates: Saturday, April 28, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Town Center Park at E. 50th Ave & Argonne St.

Volunteers are needed to plant 200 trees for Arbor Day, which will be Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Town Center Park, located at E. 50th Ave & Argonne St.

 

Platte River Cleanup

Dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: S. Platte River

In Partnership with the Greenway Foundation, volunteers will be cleaning along an 11 mile stretch of the S. Platte River on Saturday April 21, 2018 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

 

Earth Day: Cherry Creek Trail

Date: Sunday, April 22
Time: 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Location: Meet at Smartwool; 1425 Larimer St.

Help us tidy up a portion of the Cherry Creek Trail! Coffee, bagels and fruit will be provided.

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