Earth Day can be a celebration of the wonders on our planet, a chance to advocate for environmental protections or simply an excuse to get outside for a walk through a park. Whichever Earth Day definition fits you, here are some ways to celebrate.
Salt River Watershed Watch Earth Day — April 21
Apocalypse Brew Works | $10 donation | 6-10 p.m.
Celebrate our rivers and creeks at this fundraiser for the Salt River Watershed Watch, a “group of citizens who monitor streams, rivers and springs in the Salt River Watershed.” To support, Apocalypse Brew Works will brew beer using filtered water from Beargrass Creek and locally-grown hops. The documentary, “Beargrass: The Creek in Our Backyard” will be shown.
Louisville Earth Walk — April 22
Iroquois Park | 1080 Amphitheater Road
$15 individual; $10 team member | 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join this 5k walk celebrating the planet and “raising awareness about ways members of the community can take steps to create a more sustainable city.” You can join as an individual, but if you round up a few friends, it’s a bit cheaper and could qualify to win prizes. Be sure to register online early, or show up early to register the day of the walk.
Planet Earth Day — April 22
Kaiju | 1104 E. Oak St. | Search Facebook | Free | 7 p.m.-1 a.m.
The people of Kaiju are celebrating Earth Day by screening all six episodes of the new series “Planet Earth II.” Each episode will also be accompanied by a live score from local musicians. Participating musicians are Aaron Rosenblum, Charles Rivera, Dr. Blight, [squarewave], Introvert and Tony Robot and Atomo. —Staff