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ACES, City of Aspen, Pitkin County Landfill, and Aspen Hatter to host community Earth Day celebration

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CONTACT:

Bowman Leigh, Marketing Manager

970.925.5756 | [email protected]

www.aspennature.org

 

ACES, City of Aspen, Pitkin County Landfill, and Aspen Hatter

to host community Earth Day celebration

 

Aspen, Colorado, April 10, 2018 — Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), the City of Aspen, Pitkin County Landfill, and Aspen Hatter invite the public to ACES at Hallam Lake on Thursday, April 19th from 5-7PM for a free community Earth Day celebration and to ring in the 2018 summer season.
In addition to partnering with Pitkin County Landfill and Aspen Hatter, ACES and the City are collaborating for the fourth year in a row to gather community members in honor of Earth Day (April 22nd). This free event for all ages will include libations and light snacks, featuring a meatless menu with ingredients from ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch. A variety of participating local organizations such as Aspen Historical Society, Aspen High School Earth Club, Aspen Strong, Aspen T.R.E.E., Aspen Brewing Company, Citizens’ Climate Lobby, CORE, Evergreen ZeroWaste, Holy Cross Energy, and Marble Distilling Company will host interactive Earth Day-themed activities including games, advocacy opportunities, plant-your-own seed starts, giveaways, and more.

Prior to the Earth Day celebration, ACES and Outdoor Voices will host a community clean-up in Aspen. Community members are invited to meet up at the Outdoor Voices store at 3:30PM and collect microtrash through town before arriving at Hallam Lake at 5PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own work gloves, and will each receive a free pair of leggings or shorts from Outdoor Voices at the Earth Day celebration following the clean-up . Please walk, bike, bus or carpool to ACES at Hallam Lake as parking is extremely limited. 2-hour free parking is available in the West End. To access the preserve from the West End, follow the paved trail behind the Red Brick building to the Nick DeWolfe Stairway to Hallam Lake.

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Date: Thursday, April 19th

Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at Hallam Lake; Community clean-up at 3:30 PM at Outdoor Voices

Venue Name and Address:ACES at Hallam Lake located at 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen; Outdoor Voices located at 625 E Hyman Avenue, Aspen

More information: https://www.aspennature.org/learn/programs/earth-day-celebration

 

 

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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a non-partisan, non-profit organization, provides enriching environmental literacy programs for kids, teens, and adults as well as community and business leaders. With four locations between Aspen and Carbondale, ACES offers year-round programs focused on science, ecology, natural history, stewardship, forest health, sustainable agriculture, civic leadership, and more. ACES is a Charity Navigator 4-star non-profit, the highest level of ranking from America's premier charity evaluator. For more information and a full listing of ACES offerings, visit www.aspennature.org.

4th of July Parade Waiver

2018 ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED 

IMPORTANT PARADE INFORMATION

PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  

PARADE REMINDERS:  

  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.

 

The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT

                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.

WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION

   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this

INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT.

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