2014 Earth Day events in Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- April 22 is Earth Day. Each year, events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
The following is a list of events taken place April 22 through the end of the week:
EARTH DAY TICKET PROMOTION
The Monorail is offering an exclusive Earth Day ticket promotion. Riders can buy one 24- Hour pass and get one free. Using promo code earthday2014 tickets can be purchased on their website, www.lvmonorail.com, at the Monorail Customer Service ticketing offices or at any eTicket kiosk at Monorail stations. More information about the promotion can be found here.
BUY GREEN LIST RELEASED
The Clean Energy Project has released the Buy Green List, Nevada's first sustainability driven consumer guide in observance of Earth Day and Earth Week. The guide lists Nevada companies who support the clean energy economy and benefit from clean business practices. The companies on the list have to meet several requirements before being included. 50 companies made the list. Click here for the Buy Green List.
UNIVERSITY FORUM: ASSUMING THE ECOSEXUAL POSITION
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas will present a free lecture at 7:30 p.m. April 22 titled "Assuming the Ecosexual Position: Making the Environmental Movement More Sexy, Fun and Diverse." The lecture features Elizabeth Stephens, professor of art at University of California, Santa Cruz and Annie Sprinkle, sex educator and performance artist, Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. The lecture will take place in the Marjorie Barrick Museum Auditorium.
ECOSEX WALKING TOUR WITH ANNIE SPRINKLE & BETH STEPHENS
Participants will discover and take in the eco-sexy spots around the UNLV campus for Earth Day. The event begins with an ecosex orientation that will teach participants 25 ways to make love to the Earth. Participants will then learn how to find their E-spot, and how to enjoy the eroticism of nature through your senses. The walk will take place from noon to 2 p.m. April 23. Meet in Building A, Room B225 of the Carol Harter Classroom Building Complex. Free.
NEW CLEARANCE & DISTRIBUTION CENTER
Goodwill of Southern Nevada will introduce its second clearance center on April 22. The center is at 7570 Dean Martin Drive (between Warm Springs and Blue Diamond). The center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.
EAT A CUPCAKE AND HELP SPRINGS PRESERVE
Purchase a gourmet vanilla cupcake any time between April 21 and 25 at Sprinkles and the money will benefit the Springs Preserve. Since 2008, Sprinkles has been donating the proceeds from its vanilla cupcake sales in honor of Earth Day to tree-planting and environmental-care organizations. Sprinkles is located in The LINQ shopping and entertainment center on the Las Vegas Strip.
FREE BAG FROM MADAME TUSSAUDS
For Earth Day on April 22, all guests will receive a complimentary eco-friendly bag with the purchase of $50 or more when visiting Madame Tussauds’ gift shop. Available through the end of the month while supplies last.
SPRING FLING AT 1 OAK
1 Oak at The Mirage is celebrating Earth Day with a special Spring Fling on April 22. Ladies are encouraged to dress in their favorite flirty spring attire for complimentary drunks until midnight. DJs Ikon and Karma will rock the club all night long.
LIGHTS AT LOU RUVO CENTER FOR BRAIN HEALTH
The lights will go green on April 22 at the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in downtown Las Vegas.
SPRING LUNCHEON & MUSIC IN THE PARK
The Never Too Late Band will perform at a spring luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 24 at the Derfelt Senior Center on West Washington Avenue. Cost is $5. Call 702-229-6601 to register.
EARTH DAY AT TOWN SQUARE
Town Square is celebrating Earth Day by hosting sus-tain-a-ble, a three-day event from April 25 to 27. The event will include the fresh52Farmer's and Artisan Market on April 25, kids' activities and live entertainment. On Saturday, learn about replacing disposable products with reusable alternatives. On Sunday, discover creative ways to give new purpose to everyday household items. Also enjoy a fashion show and art on display.
Celebrate Earth Day and International Migratory Day with birding walks, tours and activities from 8 a.m. to noon April 26 at the Henderson Bird Preserve on Moser Drive. All ages invited. Free.
CLARK COUNTY CHILDREN'S FESTIVAL
The Clark County Children's Festival is an annual spring event with many free activities including arts and crafts, live music, a variety of exotic animals from Roos-N-Moore, percussion workshops, and carnival games. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 26 at Winchester Cultural Center on McLeod Drive.