Earth Day fair in Denver moved inside due to rain, snow expected Monday

DENVER - Denver is celebrating the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day indoors on Monday due to rain and snow in the forecast.

The free Earth Day fair is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wellington Webb Municipal Building at 201 West Colfax Avenue. 

The event showcases more than 60 local businesses, organizations, and agencies that practice or provide environmentally-friendly and sustainable services and products, according to Denver officials.

A few of this year's interactive features include the opportunity to get off junk mail lists, observe a batch of biodiesel being made, learn how to build a worm compost box, and stretches for bike commuters at free yoga classes in Civic Center Park hosted by Denver B-Cycle, organizers said.

This year's event will be a zero waste event, featuring a showcase of the latest technology in near zero emissions vehicles.  Denver Solid Waste Management and Denver Recycles will provide recycling, composting, trash collection and hauling services.

For the first time, all of the exhibitor booths will be powered by renewable energy provided by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Since the creation of Earth Day in 1970, people from around the world have come together on April 22 to celebrate and promote environmental conservation and sustainability.

For more information about Earth Day Denver, visit: www.denvergov.org/earthday