As a nature religion, Earth Day is everyday for Wiccans and Pagans alike. Nature itself is sacred and holy. Honoring the Earth as our spiritual mother, Earth is viewed as a manifestation of the Divine Life Force. With this, one of the paths to Wicca is through the growing environmental awareness in society today. Which brings us to the annual observance of Earth Day, April 22.
The Earth Day proclamation was issued March 21, 1970 in support of the global initiative to celebrate the annual Spring Equinox. Senator Gaylord Nelson, an environmental activist from Wisconsin, called for Earth Day to be held on April 22, 1970 and it is now observed each year. Many important laws to protect Air, Earth, and Water were passed by Congress after this obsrevance took place. Take the time to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, your way; privately or socially, physically or symbolically.
Thur. April 22 – Free Transit Service: on Earth Day you can take a ride on Mountain Metro, FrontRange Express and Ute Pass Express for free all day. At the City Administration Building in Suite 102, from 12:11 to 12:49 p.m., get earth-friendly food samples, helpful take-away information, eco-friendly recipes and the chance to win a door prize tote made from recycled City banners that can be used to eliminate the need for plastic or paper grocery bags.
Sat. April 24 – Meet at the Starsmore Discovery Center at 8 a.m. to give back to Mother Nature by picking up litter and other large items left in the park. Volunteers (groups, adults, and children age 14 or older who are accompanied by an adult) enjoy a free lunch after the clean up. For more Earth Day activites and celebration in the Pikes Peak area, visit Pikes Peak Earth Day webpage.