Albuquerque/Santa Fe Earth Day Events
This week’s Food Calendar is overflowing with ways to worship our mamma planet, with Earthy festivals continuing throughout the weekend. But today (named and dated by legendary advertising copywriter Julian “It takes a licking, and keeps on ticking” Koenig—April 22 is his birthday, which rhymes “Earth Day,” you see) here's what's happening:
UNM Sustainability Expo — Lobo Growers' Market, alternative transportation fair, clothing swap, WWII generation tips on sustainable living and more at the University of New Mexico's Cornell Mall. 277-1920. (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
Retake Our Plates Sustainability Weekend — A weekend of films at the SouthWest Film Center (located in the basement of UNM's Student Union Building, 277-5608), presented by the UNM Nutritional Club & Santa Fe Farmer's Market Institute. Trailers at swfc.unm.edu. $3 students, $4 faculty/staff, $5 general. Tonight's films: Homegrown and One Man, One Cow, One Planet. (6, 8:30 p.m.)
Santa Fe Co-op Earth Day Festival — Free healthy pizza party, entrainment and more at the Santa Fe Co-op (Solana Shopping Center, Santa Fe). (3-7 p.m.)
Earth Day at Whole Foods — Learn about organic products and simple daily tips to make your home a little greener. Ditch plastic bags and receive a free Better Bag for your groceries, while supplies last. Held at the Indian School Plaza Whole Foods Market (2103 Carlisle NE, 260-1366).
Grocery Bag Amnesty Day — Save the Earth by recycling plastic bags all day. Drop them off at the Northeast Heights Sunflower Farmers Market (6300 San Mateo NE, 821-7000). (7 a.m.-10 p.m.)