Celebrating Earth Month
Here in Lafayette, we do our best to protect the planet and uphold environmental values. This year we're dedicating the entire month of April to Mother Earth and lowering our carbon footprint.
The City of Lafayette invites community members to celebrate the Earth all month long with a wide variety of activities available for residents, businesses, families, and visitors on how to reduce your environmental footprint and create a sustainable and resilient future. Join us in celebrating the Earth!
2023 Event Information
The City of Lafayette is excited to pilot an e-bike rebate program to promote biking as a main form of transportation within our community. With more than 300 days of sunshine, Lafayette is a great place to strap on your helmet and replace daily car trips with biking!
Saturday April 15: 9am – 1pm at the Service Center, 1700 Avalon Ave
Are you part of the City's Three Cart Program? The 2023 compost giveaway event for Republic Services customers will be held at the City Service Center. Start your garden off right this spring and remember to bring your own shovels and containers to serve yourself.
Please bring your Lafayette Utility Bill to access your free compost.
The event is weather permitting and only available to Republic Services customers.
Learn about 2023 local resources, incentives, and network with other businesses, as well as learn about our Green Business Program. You must register for the breakfast.
This film is the story of 21 young Americans (including youth from Colorado) taking on the world’s most powerful government in a revolutionary lawsuit that claims the federal government willingly contributed to the climate crisis for over six decades. The plaintiffs are not seeking monetary retribution, but a plan and commitment to stop climate change. If successful, these young Americans will not only make history but change the trajectory and future of our planet. Witness the power of the younger generation and learn more about how to support their efforts to fight climate change.
There will be a post-film discussion led by Colorado youth activist Leala Pourier. Stay tuned for more information.
In partnership with Resource Central, the City of Lafayette invites residents to join this free virtual webinar to explore the biodiversity of local pollinators and how they contribute to a healthy ecosystem. Learn how to plant, maintain and care for pollinator habitats in your own garden at home.
Join the Lafayette Open Space and Sustainability Divisions to plant native plants and enhance local soils at the City’s Outdoor Classroom Open Space.
Registration is full!
Drop off your old gas-powered lawn mower or leaf blower for FREE and once you drop off your equipment, you will receive a voucher that can be used at any Ace Hardware in the Front Range to purchase an electric lawn mower or leaf blower.
- Lawn mower voucher value: $150
- Leaf blower voucher value: $50
Please note, that there is no need to remove the remaining oil or gas prior to the event. We will provide draining at the event.
You must participate in the recycling event to receive a voucher.
The Lafayette Police Department and Sustainability Division invite residents to the Hard-To-Recycle event.
Drop off items for free! There is a fee for some electronics.
- Household batteries (no leaking, please use clear tape on both terminal ends of all batteries)
- Fluorescent tubes and bulbs (labeled with the letters “Hg” (Mercury)
- Plastic Film (bubble wrap, plastic shopping bags, Ziploc bags) film must be empty, clean, and dry with stickers and receipts removed. (No plastic food wrap)
- Small electronics with batteries or cords, no broken glass CRT TV’s or projection TV’s
- Paint (Latex and Oil Based)
- Scrap metal (Must be 50% metal by weight and no refrigerants or pressurized tanks)
- Household cleaners (Bring in original containers, no leaks)
- NEW - Prescription Drugs: No needles, illicit drugs, or radioactive substances.
- NEW - Paper for shredding: Maximum of three bags or boxes
Discover the wonders of Coal Creek with exciting displays and hands-on activities at this drop-in event. Stop by the Public Road Trailhead and visit with Open Space staff who will share exciting facts about the local wildlife found in the Coal Creek Corridor. No registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
The City of Lafayette invites residents to enjoy the outdoors and learn about the several ways you can protect the Earth, fight climate change, and create a more sustainable Lafayette.
This family-friendly event will have a variety of opportunities for all ages to enjoy.
- Shop at a Sustainable Makers Market
- Tour our Outdoor Classroom with a new interactive app
- Jeff and Paige Science and Nature-Themed Kids Concert: 10 -11am
- Dawn Songs Poetry Reading with local poets: April Tierney, Erin Robertson, and Tina Fields in support of American Bird Conservancy: 11:30am-12pm
- Live Wild Animal Programs: 12-1pm
- Take a ride on an energy bike and make yourself a slushie
- Eat cookies made from a solar oven
- Learn from electric vehicle owners
- Raffles and prizes
- Scavenger hunts
- Food trucks
- Over 40 eco-exhibitors
- and more!
Tours and many activities will be available in English and Spanish.