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For Earth's sake: What to do for Earth Day on Bainbridge Island

Over a period of six orbits on on Feb. 3, 2012, the recently launched Suomi NPP satellite provided the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument enough time to gather the pixels for this synthesized view of Earth showing North Africa and southwestern Europe. See more Earth images at http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/. - Image by Norman Kuring, NASA GSFC, using data from the VIIRS instrument aboard Suomi NPP
Over a period of six orbits on on Feb. 3, 2012, the recently launched Suomi NPP satellite provided the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite instrument enough time to gather the pixels for this synthesized view of Earth showing North Africa and southwestern Europe. See more Earth images at http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/.
— image credit: Image by Norman Kuring, NASA GSFC, using data from the VIIRS instrument aboard Suomi NPP

Earth Day has come a long way since it was first celebrated on April 22, 1970.

What was initially a grassroots effort spread through colleges and universities across the United States is now a worldwide event recognized by the United Nations.

On Bainbridge Island, the holiday has taken root and given islanders plenty of opportunities to do good for their planet.

 

What: Bainbridge Island Land Trust Annual Native Plant sale

When: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Eagle Harbor Church parking lot.

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust will hold a native plant sale and deliver pre-ordered plants to islanders in the parking lot of the Eagle Harbor Church in Winslow.

 

What: "Chasing Ice" screening

When: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Auditorium of the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

Coates Design Architects hosts two free screenings of of the documentary "Chasing Ice," (rated PG13) which reports on the Earth's changing climate. Tickets for the 2 p.m. show are sold out. Reserve tickets for the 10 a.m. showing at www.chasingicebainbridge10.brownpapertickets.com.

 

What: Styrofoam and bubble wrap recycle

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Town & Country Market parking lot

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste will collect and properly recycle Styrofoam and bubble wrap to honor Earth Day. Get rid of old coolers and meat trays. Styrofoam must be white, clean, dry and have no tape or labels on them. Please take packing peanuts to the UPS store.

 

What: 14th Annual Earth Day Community Fair

When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20

Where: Town & Country parking lot

Town & Country will host an Earth Day celebration with exhibits from more than 20 local sustainability groups, a “zero waste lunch,” and plenty of fun for kids.

 

What: 10th Annual Bainbridge Island Earth Day

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21

Where: Pritchard Park

Members from Weed Warriors, Sustainable Bainbridge and the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District will provide guided walks and a little education on native plant restoration around Pritchard Park. They will note noxious weeds that are encroaching on the park such as buddleia, and tansy ragwort which is poisonous to horses, llamas, goats and humans.

 

What: Remove noxious weeds from Pritchard Park

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 21

Where: Pritchard Park

Weed Warriors and Student Conservation Corps and Let's Pull Together will wage a war on Scotch broom and remove as much of the invasive weed as possible from Pritchard Park.

 

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