Earth Day

 

Black Hills area communities celebrate Earth Day

Spring begins in March, but April is really the month when we celebrate the return of sunshine and warm days. It’s also the month when we usually start spring cleaning, both inside and outside, and it’s the month when we celebrate Earth Day.

Inspired by a natural disaster, Earth Day was first observed in April of 1970 at schools and communities across the US. Today, Earth Day is observed in countries all over the world with parades, community clean up events, concerts, and other outdoor activities.

In Rapid City, Rapid City Sustainability will host the 3rd Annual Earth Day Expo, Sunday, April 22 at the Rapid City Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building, from 9a-4p. There will be vendors, food, prizes, and many opportunities to learn how to take better care of the environment.

One of the everyday ways we can take care of our environment is by driving a fuel-efficient vehicle. Toyota has long been at the forefront when it comes to fuel-efficiency and the 2018 Prius Prime is once again leading the pack of stylish, economical hybrids.

The newest model of the Prius Prime has an all-electric range of 25 miles and achieves gas mileage of more than 50 miles per gallon, giving it a highway cruising range of 570 miles (Car and Driver, 2017). There will be a Prius Prime on the Fairgrounds during the Earth Day Expo or you can test drive one at Denny Menholt Toyota. https://www.dennymenholttoyota.com/

Activities are planned in the Southern Hills in observance of Earth Day, also.

In Custer, on Saturday, April 21, there will be a Bluebird Box Workshop at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center in Custer State Park. Workshops begin at 10am and 2pm. Registration is required. Call 605-255-4515 for more information.

Also on April 21, the Hot Springs Chamber/Visitor Center will host an Earth Day Rummage Sale from 7:30am-4pm. The Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Rummage Sale will be held at the Mueller Center.

  

Earth Day Events in the Black Hills

Saturday, April 21

HOT SPRINGS

Earth Day Rummage Sale – Keep Hot Spring Beautiful

Mueller Center, 7:30a-4p

CUSTER

Bluebird Box Workshops

Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center, Custer State Park

10a and 2p start time

Sunday, April 22

RAPID CITY

3rd Annual Earth Day Expo

Rapid City Fairgrounds, 4H Building, 9a-4p

Black Hills area communities celebrate Earth Day

Spring begins in March, but April is really the month when we celebrate the return of sunshine and warm days. It’s also the month when we usually start spring cleaning, both inside and outside, and it’s the month when we celebrate Earth Day.

Inspired by a natural disaster, Earth Day was first observed in April of 1970 at schools and communities across the US. Today, Earth Day is observed in countries all over the world with parades, community clean up events, concerts, and other outdoor activities.

In Rapid City, Rapid City Sustainability will host the 3rd Annual Earth Day Expo, Sunday, April 22 at the Rapid City Fairgrounds in the 4-H Building, from 9a-4p. There will be vendors, food, prizes, and many opportunities to learn how to take better care of the environment.

The move to more fuel-efficient automobiles has long been touted as a way consumers can work towards improving the environment. The all-electric Chevy Bolt, introduced in 2017, takes fuel out of the equation entirely, and with a range of up to 238 miles on one charge, provides more than enough miles per charge for most people’s daily commute. Further, it does so at an affordable price point (Car and Driver, 2016). You can see the Chevy Bolt at the Earth Day Expo or test drive one at Denny Menholt Rapid Chevrolet. http://www.dennymenholtrapidchevrolet.com/

Need a little more range and flexibility? The 2018 Chevy Volt, a gas/electric hybrids, offers 53 all-electric miles and a range of up to 420 miles with full charge and a full tank of gas, giving drivers the flexibility needed for the daily commute and longer road trips. The Volt starts $34,095, and, like the Bolt, is eligible for a generous tax credit.

Activities are planned in the Southern Hills in observance of Earth Day, also.

In Custer, on Saturday, April 21, there will be a Bluebird Box Workshop at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center in Custer State Park. Workshops begin at 10am and 2pm. Registration is required. Call 605-255-4515 for more information.

Also on April 21, the Hot Springs Chamber/Visitor Center will host an Earth Day Rummage Sale from 7:30am-4pm. The Keep Hot Springs Beautiful Rummage Sale will be held at the Mueller Center.

  

Earth Day Events in the Black Hills

Saturday, April 21

HOT SPRINGS

Earth Day Rummage Sale – Keep Hot Spring Beautiful

Mueller Center, 7:30a-4p

CUSTER

Bluebird Box Workshops

Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center, Custer State Park

10a and 2p start time

Sunday, April 22

RAPID CITY

3rd Annual Earth Day Expo

Rapid City Fairgrounds, 4H Building, 9a-4p

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