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Bowman Leigh, Marketing Manager
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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.
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
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.