Earth Day is April 22 and various organizations around Southern Nevada are recognizing the day with events.
Goodwill/IKEA donation drive
Goodwill and IKEA are teaming up this Earth Day to help IKEA shoppers save on new furniture by donating items to Goodwill. IKEA shoppers who donate furniture or other goods at the drive will receive a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase. The special donation drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the north parking lot of IKEA Las Vegas. The items donated to Goodwill will provide an environmentally responsible end-of-life solution for items that are challenging for consumers to donate, and keep those items out of local landfills while powering the nonprofit’s mission of providing a systemic solution to poverty by helping people find jobs. Goodwill donation ambassadors will also be on hand to help collect donations as well as provide tax-deductible receipts.
GREENFest at Downtown Summerlin
It will be held frmo 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Co-founded by the GREEN Alliance and Republic Services, this event celebrates Earth Day with nearly 150 exhibitors displaying products and offering information on clean energy, green homes and buildings, smart energy, sustainable living and more. Drive Clean Energy Procession that includes hybrids, electric vehicles, compressed natural gas, electric bikes and more will depart at 8 a.m. from Las Vegas Cyclery, 10575 Discovery Drive, with arrival at Downtown Summerlin by 9 a.m. Register to participate at GREENFestLV.com/procession.
The LINQ Promenade
For the first time, The LINQ Promenade will host an Earth Day Fashion Show starting at 2:15 p.m. featuring outfits created from recycled materials designed by Caesars Entertainment employees. Guests are encouraged to participate and help judge each outfit by applause and cheer. Live entertainment will be provided by Junk Yard Percussion on The LINQ Promenade stage starting at noon. To further support Earth Day 2017, Caesars Entertainment Code Green and co-sponsors, Green Our Planet and Clean The World, will host educational talks and demonstrations regarding climate change and environmental protection. Finally, The High Roller, the world's tallest observation wheel, will be lit green after 7:30 p.m.
Lyft Las Vegas is urging the Las Vegas community to be green and take a Lyft to help reduce carbon emissions in our city by getting more cars off of the roads. New Lyft users can get up to $20 in free ride credit when they sign up for Lyft using the code, "EARTHLV" at www.lyft.com/invite/EARTHLV.
March for Science
A march is being held downtown to promote a clean environmental and scientific efforts to promote sustainability efforts from 10 a.m. until noon at 1025 S. 1st St. in the Arts District. Carpooling and biking to the event is encouraged. There will be a diverse group of scientists and science enthusiasts speaking during the event with a special appearance by Oakland-based science rock band The Phenomenauts. Winners of an art contest for K-3 and an essay contest for middle school will be announced and several artists will donate sales of their science-inspired work to the March for Science Las Vegas.
Oasis Medical Cannabis Farmers Market
Oasis Medical Cannabis, the destination for Las Vegas Medical Cannabis, located at 1800 Industrial Road, Suite 180, Las Vegas, is hosting an Earth Day Farmers Market event in their parking lot and in Community Oasis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is open to the public and is for guests of all ages. It is co-sponsored by Leafly and will include live musical entertainment by Zodiac Dragon and a food truck on site from Stripchezze.
Pedals for the Planet at XCYCLE
The cycling studio will celebrate Earth Day with Pedals for the Planet. XCYCLE will donate $2 of profits made from any XCYCLE "Not Vodka" water bottle purchase from April 20 to Sunday. Proceeds will be donated to Green Our Planet nonprofit. The event is free for members and first-time riders. Individual rides are priced at $23. More information is available by contacting XCYCLE Las Vegas at 702-489-6099, or by visiting www.xcyclelv.com.
Providence Community Celebration
Go green with the Providence Master Planned Community during its first Going Green Earth Day Celebration. Activities will begin with a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) clean-up in the desert area west of Providence from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up to receive more information on the location and also will receive a thank you bag with a T-shirt and lunch. Volunteers and the community are then invited to Providence’s Knickerbocker Park for a variety of festivities from noon to 3 p.m. They include music, games, inflatable bungee run and obstacle course, gardening demonstrations for kids and adults by Star Nursery, small farmers market by Gilcrease Orchard, dog agility course by K-9 Allure, free shredding by Opportunity Village, blood drive by United Blood Services, information and goodies for kids from community partners, and food trucks. In addition, Providence will continue with its long-standing tradition of releasing ladybugs at 2:30 p.m. To sign up for the clean-up, visit http://signup.com/go/V57ceQ, and to register for the blood drive, visit www.bloodhero.com and enter the sponsor code Providence Hero. For event information, call the Providence Master Homeowners Association at (702) 216-2020.
Spring Valley State Park Cleanup Event
Spring Valley State Park in Pioche invites people to volunteer to pick up litter at the park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants should wear closed-toed shoes, dress for the weather, and bring gloves and a snack. The park will provide trash bags and drinking water. All ages are welcome, as long as children are accompanied by an adult. The park entrance fee will be waived for participants.
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