Why not make Earth Day like a birthday and celebrate it multiple days? With parties, games and vastly different avenues of entertainment each day, this truly has something for every type of environmentalist. The all-ages Earth Day Celebration is the cost of standard admission to each of the ABQ BioPark spots which include Wednesday, April 18, at the aquarium; Thursday, April 19, at the zoo; Friday, April 20, at Tingley Beach; and Saturday, April 21, at the botanic gardens. Each day's celebation is from 10am to 2pm.
On Earth Day, thinking about and acting on a theme of sustainability seems like a reasonable method of addressing the many crises our planet currently faces. It so happens that there's a local exposition just for that. On Thursday, April 19—Earth Day, y'all—the University of New Mexico presents its 10th Annual Sustainability Expo, an opportunity to explore a theme we all must embrace if we want to survive. This year's expo features a local growers' market, food trucks, entertainment from Le Chat Lunatique and loads of information about how citizens can contribute to sustaining life on Earth. The event is 10:30am to 2:30pm at UNM Cornell Mall (just south of the Student Union Building).