Lakewood Earth Day Celebration

Colorful drawing of hands holding wildlife, pollinators and plants with Earth Day 2021 and Lakewood, CO underneath

Each April, communities across the world celebrate Earth Day as a way to increase awareness of environmental issues.

The City of Lakewood Earth Day Celebration has transformed over the years into a community festival that features music, food, art, exhibits, and activities that spread environmental awareness and bring the community together. 

The traditional in-person 2021 Earth Day Celebration at Heritage Lakewood was cancelled. However, we worked hard to make sure to have plenty of opportunities for the Lakewood community to engage and celebrate Earth Day in the safest way possible! Enjoy our recap video of the chalk art installations at Heritage Lakewood and explore the sustainability resources we put together for the celebration below.

Chalk Art at Heritage Lakewood Belmar Park

We had a great time celebrating Earth Day with all the wonderful chalk artists, including several finalists from this year's poster art competition! 

Earth Day sign and floral chalk art

 

Earth Day Video Playlist

We're excited to present a curated playlist of Earth Day-related videos from the Lakewood community! The Earth Day video playlist premiered online and on Lakewood8 on Saturday, April 17, and will be streamable on-demand through at least May 31 on Lakewood.org, Lakewood’s YouTube channel and through various City social media channels.

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Earth Day Video Playlist includes:

Greetings

  • Mayor Adam Paul Earth Day Welcome
  • Happy Earth Day Greetings from around the community

Education

  • Energy Efficiency at Home
  • Nature’s Educators Raptor Demonstrations
  • Garden In A Box
  • EPA tips on everything you can do to protect the environment from home
  • Backyard Composting Workshop
  • Get deeper dives through the Safer and Sustainable at Home virtual workshop series on Facebook!

Entertainment

  • Revisit 2020's Virtual Earth Day musical performances by Britta K., Graham Good, and Green Mountain PBJ
  • Earth Day Story Time with Jefferson County Public Library
  • Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Sing-Along Song

DIY Earth Day Projects

  • Recycled Pencil Holder
  • Nature Mobile Décor
  • Plant-Based Snacks

Partner Highlights

  • Sustainable Neighborhoods including Belmar, Eiber, Green Mountain, Morse Park, and South of 6th
  • Alameda Connects
  • LandMark Public Art Exhibition
  • Mile High Youth Corps
  • GoFarm
  • Jovial Concepts
  • Rooney Road Recycling Center
  • Golden Real Estate
  • PaintCare Colorado
  • Metro Denver Green Homes Tour

At-Home Earth Day Activities

Check out our checklist of fun at-home activities for the whole family to build community and show care and respect for our environment!

Earth Day at-home activity checklist English 

Download digital version with links(PDF, 352KB)

Download printable version(PDF, 310KB)

Earth Day at-home activity checklist Spanish

Digital(PDF, 363KB)

Imprimir(PDF, 277KB)

Earth Day Coloring Sheet

Print and color your own Earth Day coloring sheet, based on this year's winning poster artwork by Lakewood resident Scott Traut! Don't forget to share your Earth Day art and pictures with #LakewoodEarthDay.

Coloring Sheet English

English(PDF, 13MB)

Coloring Sheet Spanish

Espanol(PDF, 13MB)

Earth Day Yard Signs

Earth Day Yard SignMaybe you've seen these around your neighborhood! Our yard signs featured this year's winning Earth Day poster artwork by Lakewood resident Scott Traut, and are made from upcycled plywood that spent its previous lives as tennis court backing, shipping crates, concrete forms, and road barricades. We distributed nearly 500 signs in English and Spanish to the community leading up to Earth Day.

 

LandMark Public Art Exhibition

“LandMark” is a temporary public outdoor exhibition curated by Anna Kaye and Kalliopi Monoyios taking place in parks across the city. It features the work of 10 accomplished Colorado artists, many of whom live or work right here in Lakewood. Each public artwork will address the environment or sense of place in some way, whether it may focus on how the land has changed or reveal and highlight something that has always been there.

Take a self-guided tour of the installations at parks around Lakewood through September 2021!

LandMark Art Exhibit logo

 Learn more at Lakewood's Heritage, Culture and the Arts exhibition page.

Earth Day Celebration Poster Contest

Thank you to everyone who submitted artwork for the 2021 Earth Day Poster contest. We received over 65 creative and wonderful submissions and are excited to announce the winner of the contest is Scott Traut, a longtime Lakewood resident. His artwork is featured on our event materials. 

View the wonderful submissions we received!

 

Special thanks to our sponsors!

 

Alameda Connects logo.                Foothills Credit Union Logo

 

 

 

 

 

When

  • Saturday, April 17, 2021 | 12:00 AM - Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 11:59 PM