Inherit the Earth
Some Earth Day events in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Make wildflower seed balls, newspaper potting cups, noisemakers and scarecrows at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture off Santa Fe Trail in Santa Fe from 1-4 p.m. Guided walking tours of the Avanyu Trail will be ongoing throughout the afternoon as well.
Help the Forest Guardians plant native trees from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For details, visit their website or call Carol Norton at (505) 988-9126 ext. 150.
Recycle artists will display their works at the Ghost Town Trading Co. in Nob Hill from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All works must be made from 75 percent recycled materials.
Joan Brown of NM Interfaith Power and Light will talk about the realities of climate change and offer an action plan to help you reduce your household's CO2 emissions by 25 percent in 30 days. The info comes from the book Low Carbon Diet: A 30 Day Program to Lose 5,000 Pounds. The Main Library (501 Copper NW) is hosting the event in its community room from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
If you find yourself in our capitol this Earth Day, help clean up Santa Fe's river from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at the Closson St. footbridge over the river. Bring gloves, boots and water.
Use Earth Day as an excuse to buy hip clothes for a buck during Buffalo Exchange's Dollar Day Sale. Proceeds benefit the Center for Environmental Health.
Party down at the BioPark's Party for the Planet at the aquarium, botanic garden zoo and Tingley Beach from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit their site for more info.
Get stronger thighs and help clean up the foothills to protect the wildlife and landscape. Bring your own work gloves, water, sun protection and sturdy shoes. Head down Menaul east of Tramway. The cleanup goes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Think like a watershed," says the Tropic of Capricorn news release, and create water-wise communities. Attend this discussion of ways people can conserve water and minimize the impact of rural subdivisions on the land.
Eat more food that's good for you and the environment. Whole Foods (5815 Wyoming) will host an Earth Day party from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that will have educational booths and lots of free samples.
Nob Hill hosts a whole day dedicated to riding your bike. Complete with community bike rides, a repair stand, a fashion show and a flat tire repair clinic. La Montanita Co-op will also host the 18th Annual Celebrate the Earth Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the street behind the store. The Co-op teamed up with REI and BikeABQ to make the public more aware that biking is an easy alternative to cars and helps the environment.
Take part in a bird identification hike into Rinconada Canyon from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Advanced registration required. Call Susanna at 899-0205 ext. 332 to register.
Learn about available alternative transportation and its benefits on the Cornell Mall in front of the Student Union Building at the University of New Mexico. UNM's Parking and Transportation Services will be there from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hang out with all kinds of animals at the All Species Day Parade held by Ecoversity of Santa Fe. The parade starts at 11 a.m. and lasts an hour, ending on the Ecoversity campus, where Earth Day celebrations last until sunset. Go to www.ecoversity.org for details.