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Earth Week at LANL

A guide to resources for LANL's Earth Week, which takes place annually in April. In 2022, the Laboratory will be celebrating Earth Week for the entire month of April for Earth Month.

Earth Day Festival @ PEEC

Earth Day Festival

Sat, Apr 23, 2022   10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Los Alamos Nature Center
2600 Canyon Road
Attendance is free.

For full event details, visit the PEEC website.

Past LANL Earth Week Events

The Earth Week page, including contacts and activities (internal LANL page).

2020 events (all LANL events online only):

Monday, April 20: Los Alamos Local
Tuesday: April 21: Opt Outside
Wednesday, April 22: Transform the Future on Earth Day
Thursday, April 23: Incremental Actions
Friday, April 24: Transportation Awareness
Saturday, April 25: PEEC Earth Day Festival (rescheduled for September 26)

2019 events:

Events scheduled all week, including Eliminate Single-Use Plastics Day, Clothing Donation Day, Sustainability Fair, and Transportation Awareness Day.

There will also be an Earth Day symposium at PEEC, featuring LANL experts giving talks about sustainability and the future of the planet.

Los Alamos Resources

The PEEC logo, featuring a bird on a branch against a stylized mountain background.

Los Alamos County has a list of open spaces and trails, with additional information about each canyon and trail.

Los Alamos County also has an Environmental Services Division, which includes recycling and yard waste schedules, a thorough guide of how to dispose of certain materials, and how to be a zero waste household.

Pajarito Environmental Education Center is a local non-profit organization that holds nature-centric events such as hikes, talks, outdoor outings, and classes.

Renewable Los Alamos is a local ongoing project dedicated to bringing renewable energy sources to the Los Alamos community.

East Jemez Landscape Futures is a climate change-responsive ecological project with a "collaborative, landscape-scale approach to help guide future planning and research efforts in the severely altered landscapes of the eastern Jemez Mountains".

Earth Day/Week 2022

Around the world, April is a month of celebrating and increasing awareness about climate change and the environment. First held on April 22, 1970, Earth Day and subsequent Earth Week are celebrated by over 1 billion people in more than 193 countries. The theme this year is “Invest In Our Planet”, which focuses on "the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate [...] because a green future is a prosperous future".

Earth Week Reading List

Interested in reading about climate change, renewable energy, and other related topics this Earth Month? Check out the following titles at your local public library, such as Los Alamos County Library or Santa Fe Public Library.

Electronic Public Reading Room

The Electronic Public Reading Room (EPRR) contains Los Alamos National Laboratory documents required for compliance with environmental regulations and permits. Other documents that deal with environmental issues are included in EPRR.

The Public Reading Room can also be visited in person at its Pojoaque location, currently by appointment only.

For information on using the EPRR website and how to make an in-person appointment at the Pojoaque reading room, see our handout on using EPRR.

Earth Week

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