This April marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and to commemorate the legacy of what is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event, the City of Las Cruces will declare Earth Day 2020 as not just a day but a month-long celebration called “Earth Day Every Day.” The main event takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Downtown Plaza de Las Cruces, 100 N. Main St., with plant-based food vendors, family activities, and entertainment featuring music by A. Billi Free and Radio La Chusma.
A special feature is the “Circle of Solutions,” an interactive space divided into eight areas highlighting possible solutions for energy, transportation, water conservation, gardens and pollinators, and other green issues.
Environmentally friendly activities and events will be promoted for the month of April through the Visit Las Cruces calendar of events available online at VisitLasCruces.com or at the Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau, 336 S. Main St.
“Earth Day 2020 is an opportunity to show innovative solutions, spark creative ideas and unite our community for the health of our beautiful planet,” said Lisa LaRocque, City of Las Cruces Sustainability Officer. “We want to celebrate this milestone anniversary by highlighting already existing events that take place in Las Cruces, and showcasing ways to make our earth better every day, every month, every year, forever.”
The Southern New Mexico Earth Day Celebration Planning Committee includes the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico State University, and the Green Chamber of Commerce. For information, or for organizations or businesses interested in participating, call Lisa LaRocque at 575/541-2177, or check out their Facebook page www.facebook.com/snmearthday.