Earth Day is coming up on April 22, and the Las Vegas valley is honoring the worldwide holiday with events, food specials, and more. Here's a list of ways to celebrate:
Participating Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants are offering buy-one-get-one burritos, tacos, salads, and bowls. Guests can take advantage of the deal by showing the cashier their reusable water bottle or tote bag between 10:45 a.m. and 10 p.m. on April 22.
Fergusons Downtown will host their Market in the Alley from noon until 3 p.m. on April 22. Kids will get the chance to create their own ecosystems and observe natural processes like photosynthesis, respirations, and the water cycle. There will also be pilates, yoga, acro yoga, and personal safety & fitness initiatives hosted by Jillian Minter beginning at 12:15 p.m.
Desert Pines High School students will speak about waste and litter reduction at the LINQ Promenade on April 21 as part of their year-long class project on the art of activism through public speaking. Other activities throughout the weekend include a live painting that will be synced with the "Lights at the LINQ" show, pop-up shops from local sustainable artists, and a Project Greenway runway show from Las Vegas Fashion Council students on April 22.
The Providence Master Planned Community is hosting a free Going Green Earth Day Celebration at Huckleberry Park on Saturday, April 21. Activities include a Wisdom Garden (which hosts gardening demonstrations for kids and adults), Hoppy Hollows (an inflatable 65-foot-long obstacle course), The Green (contains a mini obstacle course, giant parachute games, food trucks and more), and a Zen Zone (high intensity and low impact workouts by KaiaFit). The event kicks off at 9 a.m. with a Bureau of Land Management clean-up in the desert area.
SUSHISAMBA is celebrating Earth Day all week from April 22-30 with a menu that highlights rainforest ingredients from Peru. The menu includes Oyster Nigiri (Asháninka coffee, popcorn, mustard), Tacacho (plantain mash, chorizo, pork belly, salsa criolla, Asháninka dried pineapple), and Robata Avocado (Asháninka chocolate mousse, banana, pisco, plantain). A portion of the proceeds will benefit NGO Cool Earth's efforts to help the Asháninka, Peru's largest indigenous group, and support the strategic halting of deforestation and climate change.