We may have our own little Earth Day celebration tonight at our meeting to discuss the design of the future Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, but there are plenty of other area events to help you honor the 40-year anniversary of the April 22 celebration.
Our partner The Seattle Times has a good roundup, but here’s our Northeast Seattle-centric version:
- A WashPIRG celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the University of Washington’s HUB lawn will include a sustainability fair, student artwork and bands and performers that will be run purely off of solar energy.
- You can feel a little better about doing your part if you shop today at Whole Foods, which will be donating 5% of the whole day’s proceeds to Whole Planet Foundation. And from noon to 3 p.m., the store, located at 1026 N.E. 64th St., also is offering a free, waterless car wash.
- Meanwhile, if you want to save money in a way that makes you feel good today, stop by Peet’s Coffee & Tea, 6850 E. Green Lake Way N., and get a free medium beverage if you purchase one of Peet’s reusable jute totes, bamboo canister, tumbler, mug or glass.
- If your kids can wait until Saturday, Fun Earth Day Adventures, including relays and obstacle courses, are planned at Green Lake Community Center from 12:30-1:15 p.m. for ages 4-6.
And don’t forget that you can get a free, high-efficiency toilet from Seattle Public Utilities if you qualify under its new program. Just in time for Earth Day!
By the way, in case you missed it, the meeting to discuss the Maple Leaf Reservoir Park is from 6:30-8:30 tonight at Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E. 95th St. Child care will be provided.