Celebrate Earth Day 2012 in Vancouver

This Sunday (April 22nd) is Earth Day. Being in Vancouver, a city trying to rebrand itself as the world’s greenest city, there will be plenty of activities to help celebrate. Why not check out a few of them this weekend?

For a full list of what’s going on, check out Earth Day’s calendar of BC events.

Earth Day Parade

Organized by Vancouver Youth, this year’s Earth Day Parade will take place along Commercial Drive, from 11am to 3pm. Organizers are hoping for a turnout of several thousand people, and the parade will include a festival at Grandview Park, that will feature guest speakers such as Greenpeace co-founder Rex Wexler.

Read more about the Earth Day Parade.

Spend the Day in a Park

We all know Vancouver has some amazing parks. But did you know that some of them will be hosting events to celebrate Earth Day? Stanley Park, Hastings Park and Everett Crowley Park all have events planned for this Sunday.

Read more about Vancouver Parks on Earth Day.

Learn About Slow Food

This event takes place Saturday, April 21st, at the winter farmer’s market outside Nat Bailey Stadium. From 10am-2pm, they will have speakers and demonstrations on the benefits of slow food and local food.

Read more about Slow Food Vancouver celebrating Earth Day.

Watch the 11th Hour at The Rio Theatre

After the Earth Day Parade, the Rio Theatre will be hosting a special screening of The 11th Hour at 4pm. The 11th Hour is a documentary (staring  Leonardo DiCaprio) about the problems facing the Earth’s life systems. Rex Wexler, co-founder of Greenpeace, and Ben West,  of The Wilderness Committee, will be guest speakers.

Read more about The 11th Hour screening at The Rio.

What Are Your Earth Day Plans?

Share your comments about what you plan for Earth Day 2012 in the comments below!

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