Earth Day guide 2012

Photo: Sam Morris

This weekend, go green with one of several Earth Day events across the Valley. Hop in your hybrid car and head to LBS: A Burger Joint to devour an Urth Burger to benefit Springs Preserve, clean up Lake Mead or bring your recycling over to Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground.

Saturday, April 21:

Keeping Lake Mead Clean: More than 450 volunteers are expected to join nearly 600,000 others in global hands-on service as part of Kiwanis One Day, contributing nearly one million service hours around the world in 24 hours. The cleanup includes collecting cans, glass, weeds and other debris, and begins 9 a.m. at Boulder Harbor at the Lake Mead National Recreation area. Entry fees are waived for this event. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are recommended, as well as sunscreen and a hat.

Earth Day spa activities The Spa at the Mirage invites guests to celebrate Earth Day weekend with Yoga Among the Dolphins, where participants can do yoga in the underwater viewing area at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat. The class accommodates all skill levels. Classes are offered Friday–Sunday at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $30 and includes use of the spa facilities. Please call 781-7416 to book. The spa will be offering a special Detoxifying Seaweed Body Wrap to improve skin tone, stimulate circulation and renew energy using seaweed, a naturally sustainable material. The cost is $160.

Sunday, April 22:

LBS Burger Joint at Red Rock Resort urges diners to give back to the planet this Earth Day with the purchase of their Urth Burger. All proceeds from the Urth on Earth Day will go to Las Vegas’ nature-centered attraction, Springs Preserve. The dish features a housemade vegan patty topped with fresh tomato, lettuce, cucumber, sprouts and avocado slices, priced at $13. The sister restaurants of LBS will also be donating to the cause with the Urth Burger Earth Day offering. Guests can enjoy the burger at Holstein’s inside the Cosmopolitan and Pink’s Hot Dogs at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Earth Day book signing: Author C.S. Goldsmith will hold a book signing at Barnes & Noble at 567 N. Stephanie in Henderson on Earth Day. His book is titled Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution and discusses climate change and its effects on our planet.

Community wide recycling event: On Earth Day, join Dig This Heavy Equipment Playground in partnership with Par 3 Recycling, at a community wide recycling event to benefit the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. Family activities will allow even the youngest of diggers a chance to touch a bulldozer and an excavator. All recyclables will be accepted and separation is not required.

Chipotle Earth Day Special: This Earth Day, Chipotle Mexican Grill will reward eco-friendly customers with a free burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos if they purchase a Chipotle-branded re-purposed billboard bag from Chipotle’s online store, store.chipotle.com leading up to April 14. Chipotle will donate all proceeds from the sale of the bags to the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation. In keeping with Chipotle’s commitment to finding more sustainable solutions, the lunch bags are made through a process called “upcyling,” in which billboards sourced directly from Chipotle’s outdoor advertisements are given a second life by transforming them into lunch bags.


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