Earth Day Community Events


Earth Day Events in the West Koots

Check out this list of local events for opportunities to celebrate Earth Day! If you’re wondering what the hype about Earth Day is all about, learn some Earth Day history here.

Earth Day at the Co-op

Join us at the Kootenay Co-op between 9 am and noon to see a live observation beehive and learn more about how pollinators impact the world we live in with the Bee Awareness Society. Also, come learn how shopping bulk can make a difference.

Eco-Society Parade

Watch or join in on the West Kootenay Eco-Society‘s Earth Day Parade at 2:30 pm starting at the Railtown Visitor’s Centre. This year’s theme is around innovative ways to “Live Green”. Keep an eye out for the Co-op’s “float” or join for the after party at Hall Street plaza at 3:30 pm!

Friends of Kootenay Lake Beach Clean Ups

Friends of Kootenay Lake is celebrating Earth Day with local Beach Clean Ups. The Co-op Staff Social this month is at this event, so say hi to your friendly neighbourhood Co-op employee if you decide to stop by!

Feeling artistically inspired? Enter to win $500 in the Trash to Art competition at the Beach Clean Ups by making an installation out of the beach trash collected!

Tim Noble and Sue Webster turned 6 months of their trash into this shadow art
Support Coast Protectors to Stop Kinder Morgan

Join the movement to Stop Kinder Morgan pipeline with FOR OUR EARTH in their “Support Coast Protectors” event on April 23 at 7 pm at Nelson United Church. Check out the silent auction and try for the $50 gift card donated by the Kootenay Co-op!

Toward Reconciliation at the Ashram

Yasodhara Ashram is also hosting an indigenous reconciliation workshop series that weekend. Learn more about Walking Together into a Hopeful Future – Reconciliation with Indigenous People (April 20-22) by following the link.

Shop Local at Taghum Hall’s Last Market

Taghum Hall’s last Winter Market for the year is on Saturday, April 21 will offer extended hours (10am-4pm) and both indoor and outdoor vendors in honour of Earth Day. Support local!

Whatever you do this Earth Day, remember to have fun the respect the planet which sustains us! For more Earth Day Tips, click here.

How much do you think you know about our Earth and Earth Day?

Test your knowledge with these quizzes from Earth Day Network.