I am not a tree-hugger, but I recycle.   I like flowers and trees and I am pretty fond of our planet. Sunday, April 22nd is the day we celebrate that planet. It's Earth Day!  The City of Fort Collins is involved in a number of events this week to celebrate Earth Day:

Roll Into Spring

April 17-21
Participate in a variety of fun bicycle events to welcome the spring season.

CSU Earth Day

Wed., April 18
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Lory Student Center Plaza, CSU campus
Live music, educational booths and displays.

Poop Dee Doo

Sat., April 21
9 a.m.-noon
Pineridge Natural Area & Spring Canyon Park, 2626 W. Horsetooth Rd.
A volunteer clean-up of the dog park and natural area; includes team competitions with prizes, prize drawings and a tennis ball drop.

Earth Day Fort Collins

Sat., April 21
11 a.m-6 p.m.
Civic Center Park, 201 LaPorte Ave.
Celebrate Year of Water 2012 and enjoy Earth Day with the entire family. Local food, music, speakers, arts and crafts, and a variety of booths.

Film Fest, Bike Tour & Nibble Garden

Sun., April 22
11 a.m. -10 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Bldg., Rm. 131, CSU campus
A full day of films to celebrate Earth Day, a bike tour of local sustainability projects, and the opportunity to help start a nibble garden to highlight the importance of healthy, local food.