Community invited to learn about regenerative agriculture and nature-based climate solutions

The City of Boulder will host several Earth Day events to raise awareness, foster community engagement and inspire action around regenerative agriculture and nature-based climate solutions.

The first event is a free screening of the acclaimed documentary "Common Ground," which explores the intersection of agriculture, sustainability and community resilience through regenerative farming. The screening will take place on Sunday, April 21 at eTown Hall, located at 1535 Spruce St. in Boulder. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with the screening starting at 5 p.m. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear from local regenerative farmers, delving into the transformative potential of regenerative agriculture in mitigating climate change. This screening is free and open to the public. Register to attend.

Globe being held by hands next to a 'Common Grounds' movie poster

"We are excited to host this screening as part of our Earth Day celebrations and to hear from local farmers about how regenerative agriculture can impact us here in Boulder,” said Director of Climate Initiatives, Jonathan Koehn. "Through this event, we hope to introduce our community to the power of regenerative agriculture and inspire a deeper connection to the land."

Additionally, the city is hosting a Climate Initiatives Community Conversation as part of its ongoing commitment to community engagement. During the conversation, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the principles behind nature-based climate solutions and actions they can take to support our ecosystem, including fostering biodiversity, enhancing soil health, growing our urban canopy and connecting with one another. This event will provide insights into the city's climate work and its impact, with presentations by city staff followed by opportunities for discussion.

The conversation will take place on Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Growing Gardens, located at 1630 Hawthorn Ave in Boulder. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is not required but encouraged via the city’s website.

"Earth Day is an important opportunity each year to recommit to addressing the critical environmental issues of our time," said Koehn. "By bringing the community together with events, we aim to empower and inspire community members to actively participate in climate action."

Join the city for an inspiring celebration of Earth Day, where we learn, connect and take action together toward a more sustainable future. Learn more about the city’s sustainability work and Climate Initiatives Department.