Volunteer, Learn and Celebrate the Planet this Earth Day in Colorado

Apr 13, 2012, 10:37 ET from Colorado Tourism Office

DENVER, April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than one billion people from 192 countries will celebrate Earth Day worldwide this year, with Colorado putting its own twist on the action.  In addition to the many celebrations across the state, Colorado offers an array of volunteering and learning vacations for visitors to better the Earth and themselves year round. To view the full release, visit www.COLORADO.com/news-releases.

Earth Day Celebrations:

  • The 2012 Earth Week & Mountain Area Earth Day Fair (April 16-21) in Evergreen will kick off with a series of events aimed to inspire the community to go green. www.ColoradoTransitionNetwork.org   
  • Denver's 2012 Earth Day Fair (April 18) is themed "savings for your wallet and our planet."  www.Denvergov.org   
  • The Garden of the Gods Earth Day Celebration (April 21) honors Earth Day with an array of activities including Native American dance performances. www.GardenofGods.com
  • The Fort Collins Earth Day Celebration (April 21) encourages the community to make efforts toward conserving the planet for future generations.  www.SustainableLivingAssociation.org
  • Boulder's 10th Annual Earth Day 5k (April 22) dubbed the "The Greenest 5k in Boulder," encourages visitors to start spring training the green way. www.ConservationCenter.org


    Volunteering Vacations:

    • Spring Dude Ranch Trail Maintenance Week (May 13-19) at Sun Dance Trail Guest Ranch in Red Feather Lakes offers an opportunity for guests to help out around the ranch. www.SunDanceTrail.com
    • YMCA of the Rockies' properties offer volunteer opportunities including everything from trail groomer to hike master. www.YMCARockies.org/volunteer.htm
    • Colorado Mountain Club and the Colorado Trail Alliance offer weeklong trail rebuilding opportunities along the Colorado Trail this summer.  www.CMC.org
    • The Fall Cattle Round-Up (September 16-22) at Latigo Trails Dude Ranch in Kremmling invites guests to help with the annual cattle round-up. www.LatigoTrails.com


    Learning Vacations:

    • The Telluride Yoga Festival (July 12-15) aims to provide an enriching experience to yoga students and make a positive impact on the world.  www.TellurideYogaFestival.com 
    • The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center invites visitors to gain insight into the lives of the ancestral Pueblo Indians through their Archaeology Research Program. www.CrowCanyon.org
    • Vail Cascade Resort & Spa's new "For the Love of Beer AND Food" program offers an opportunity to sample and learn about craft beer trends. www.VailCascade.com
    • Box Canyon Lodge in Ouray invites families to take advantage of their "Family Adventure Day with San Juan Mountain Guides" package.  www.BoxCanyonOuray.com
    • Lifelong Learning in Boulder offers an array of classes from how to build a greenhouse using recycled material to planning green weddings and events. www.BSVD.org/LLL


    Contact:     Carly Grimes / 720-289-9366, cgrimes@mmgyglobal.com

    SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office