Portland Earth Day Event Roundup: Festivals, Volunteer, Music, Food, Drink

Earth Day 2012

Portland keeps it green this year with a bevy of earth-friendly festivals, clean-up parties and tree plantings for Earth Day 2012. Earth Day is on Sunday, April 22, but there are great events going on all weekend. There are over 70 volunteer opportunities below and two large Earth Day festivals featuring music, food, and drinks!


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MANY Portland Earth Day Weekend Events: 

April 20: Portland State Earth Day Community Festival: Live Music, Food, Art, Fashion Show, Workshops
Join the PSU community in the South Park Blocks for the Earth Day Community Festival, a celebration of Earth Week 2012, and the culmination of a week of student-led sustainability projects. Enjoy demonstrations of sustainable technology, non-profit organization booths, food and art vendors, and a full day of excellent live music. (More info here)

April 21: Wulapalooza Earth Day Festival @ Willamette University | FREE, All Ages, Music, Activities, Food
Wulapalooza is an annual earth, art and music festival that takes place on the campus of Willamette University. Local schools, performance groups, and professional bands perform for over a thousand students and community members annually with local businesses and student groups fundraising for various charitable organizations. We are an Earth Day and community festival that yearly brings in thousands of community members and students. (More info here)


April 21: Alberta Street Earth Day Clean Up | FREE, All Ages, Food, Prizes
In keeping with the spirit of the neighborhood, this will be more than just a day of litter and graffiti removal; it is a day to come out in support of community. In 2011, over 125 volunteers offered their Saturday morning, bagging an impressive amount of garbage and removing over ten years' worth of rotting flyers from telephone poles. New this year, thanks to support from Interstate Batteries, volunteers will be collecting and recycling batteries and people can drop off their batteries at the event. (More info here)


Forest_park_volunteers portlandApril 21: Thirty Portland Earth Day Volunteer Projects: Forest Park, Pearl, Oaks Bottom, Lents, Tryon Creek, Buckman, & Many More Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering on Saturday, April 21st from 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. at more than 200 parks, waterways and neighborhoods throughout Oregon. Projects will include planting trees, pulling invasive plants and removing trash that litters our gem of a state. (More info here)


April 21: Hands On Volunteer throughout Portland | 20+ Different Projects, 1,800 Volunteers
Over 20 different volunteer projects are available to choose from, including: salvaging bicycle parts and reusable building materials, beautifying public schools, restoring local parks, sewing blankets for kids in need, growing fresh food for hungry families, and more! (More Info here)


April 22: Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale: Portland Edition | Earth Day Celebration & Benefit
If you are Vegan or just looking to try out some baked goods and support worthy benefits, then head over to the Mississippi Marketplace food carts for the 2012 Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale: Portland Edition! This marks the fourth year of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. In the past 3 years sales have raised over $100,000 for a variety of causes. (More info here)


April 22: Celebration of Crows @ Tryon Creek State Natural Area | FREE, All Ages, Stories, Music
The ¬Å“Celebration of Crows¬Â features crow-themed activities on the Trillium Trail and in the Nature Center at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Park visitors can look forward to testing their cleverness IQ by solving a puzzle to see if they can do it faster than a crow; learning about the life cycle, behavior and nesting habits of the crow; listening to crow-related stories; participating in a parade in the park with music provided by the wonderful local Millennium Brass Quintet; and many other great nature activities. (More info here)


April 22: Portland Earth Day Picnic For The Planet @ Mt Tabor Park
Join The Nature Conservancy in celebrating Earth Day with a Picnic for the Planet at Mt. Tabor Park! Bring your own lunch and join our employees and volunteers for a picnic in this wonderful urban park. Enjoy the amazing views, open space, and numerous hiking trails as you explore the natural beauty of Mt. Tabor. (More info here)


April 22: City Repair Earth Day 2012 @ PCC Cascade Campus | Music, Food, Drinks, 70+ Over 70 Local Organizations
Earth Day 2012 will feature: Over 70 local organizations making the earth a better place | Valet bike parking: ooh la la! | Native plant creation station by Expeditious Earthscapes | A battery recycling station | Main stage of live music and entertainment by Abstract Earth | Acoustic stage with local talent by Camp Cascadia | Circus Cascadia – engagement for kids of all ages | Food and beverage vendors | Interactive workshops and classes | 1,500 to 3,000 attendees throughout the day | Participation in the billion acts of green challenge (More info here)


April 22: Earth Day Celebration @ PCC Cascades Campus | FREE, All Ages, Bike Tune Ups
Bikes for Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) is offering free public bicycle tune-ups Sunday, April 22 from 11 AM 6 PM at City Repair's Earth Day celebration. B4HPDX trained volunteer mechanics will practice their skills and act on the organization's mission of enabling self-sufficiency in bicycle maintenance and commute. B4HPDX wants all people to be able to ride a safe, reliable bike. (More info here)

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