Celebrate Earth Day from Home – 3 Ideas to Get You Started

April 22nd marks the 50th annual Earth Day! In Vancouver, our earth-loving residents usually celebrate with the Commercial Drive Earth Day Parade and Festival, which has understandably been cancelled. Instead, we’re giving you top tips and ideas for celebrating Earth Day from home. Continue reading:
Celebrate Earth Day from Home – 3 Ideas to Get You Started

Earth Day Celebration includes Community Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive

earth day parade 2018

Image courtesy of Earth Day Parade Facebook page

On Saturday, April 21, 2018, Commercial Drive is hosting its annual Earth Day Parade. Celebrated by more than a billion people each year, Earth Day was first introduced in 1970 as a way to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

While Earth Day officially falls on Sunday, April 22, 2018, the Vancouver Earth Day Parade will be held on Saturday. A tradition since 2011, the parade was first initiated by a local high school’s climate justice group. The event has attracted international attention and was even featured in an online article that listed the “17 Cities around the world that do Earth Day Right”.

The Earth Day Parade is a fun, family-friendly tradition that encourages everyone to come together to celebrate the planet.

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Earth Day Celebration includes Community Parade and Festival on Commercial Drive

Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Indoors

Inside the Bloedel Conservatory | Photo: Bloedel Conservatory Facebook Page

This weekend people around the world will be celebrating Earth Day, an annual event held on April 22nd of each year, with the purpose of demonstrating support for environmental protection. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day has become a globally-recognized occasion, with 192 countries around the world participating in spreading the message of environmental and climate literacy through various events.

Vancouver will be hosting events in and around the city in honour of Earth Day, including parades, parties and festivals for all to enjoy. But if you’d prefer to nod to Earth Day from an indoor venue, we’ve got you covered. Here are 3 ways to celebrate Earth Day indoors with your kids in Vancouver.

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Kids In Vancouver: 3 Ways To Celebrate Earth Day Indoors

It’s a Party for the Planet on Earth Day in Vancouver!

Earth Day Vancouver 2017

Image courtesy of TOTORORO.RORO | Inside Vancouver Flickr Pool

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 we celebrate Earth Day, the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by more than a billion people every year. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events take place in more than 190 countries around the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

So, this coming Earth Day – take a few seconds to yourself in some nature and reflect on how great it is to be living on earth these days! Because, you never know when we’ll all be trapped on Mars…

In Vancouver, there are several celebrations in honour of the Earth, including a parade and an Adults Night at Science World. Check out a few of the Earth Day themed events below!

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It’s a Party for the Planet on Earth Day in Vancouver!

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Here’s to another beautiful spring weekend!  Earth Day celebrations, live music, LEGO block parties (for the kids)… Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Style Meets Sustainability at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week: April 21-24 At Robson Square

Photo credit: Peter Jensen

Photo credit: Peter Jensen

Products made within tight parameters tend to show more creativity. Take food carts, for example. Compress the production space and the results are original and irresistibly tasty.

The same can be said for the fashion industry. Vancouver’s pioneering Eco Fashion Week, which kicks off April 21 in Vancouver’s downtown Robson Square, is another stellar example. Ask designers to use sustainable practices in product development, and you get wearable, chic fashion made in really comfy fabrics. We’re not talking about hippie hemp. If you want hemp or granola, Eco Fashion Week founder Myriam Laroche advises you to head to the snack bar.

Eco Fashion Week is in its sixth season this year and has tons of free and ticketed events. Expect glamourous runway shows featuring green designers (local and international), fashion industry panels, and free seminars running through April 24. This year, Eco Fashion week overlaps with Earth Day on April 22; attending the stylish Robson Square events is a great opportunity to get out and celebrate our green city.

With all the good-looking fun, it can be hard to choose what to attend. Find Eco Fashion Week 6th Edition schedule highlights after the jump.  Continue reading:
Style Meets Sustainability at Vancouver Eco Fashion Week: April 21-24 At Robson Square

Earth Day Race and Scavenger Hunt: Green City Race, April 21

Photo credit: Evergreen BC

There are lots of ways to celebrate Earth Day (April 22) this month:  You can take part in a community clean-up, turn your lights out to conserve electricity or even go the classic route and plant a tree.

But there’s only one way to honour Mother Earth and race madly around Vancouver for charity and prizes.

Saturday, April 21, marks the inaugural running of the Green City Race.  Think of it as a green-themed variation on The Amazing Race, with Vancouver as the backdrop.  Teams of two or three face off in a city-wide, eco-scavenger hunt – using only public transportation and old-fashioned foot power.  And it’s all for a good cause.

Here’s how it works:

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Earth Day Race and Scavenger Hunt: Green City Race, April 21