With just eight more days left to Earth Day, we thought it would be good to list some of the many Earth Day events planned for next weekend. There are some big events in the city, and lots of local events planned for smaller communities.

We’re going to post this list to Facebook, so if you know of an event we missed, leave a comment, and we’ll add them to this list. Don’t be shy.

These events provide an excellent chance to show solidarity for the planet, so we’re asking you to be sure to attend your local event. This is something we all need to support. Ride your bike or take transit to these events.

Maple Ridge, BC – Earth Day: Back to Nature: April 22, from 10am to 2pm at Memorial Peace Park, 224th St., in the heart of Maple Ridge.

North Vancouver, BC – Celebrate Earth Day: April 22, from 12-4pm at Mahon Park

North Vancouver, BC – St. Andrew’s Celebrates Earth Day: April 22, from 9am to 1pm at St. Andrews’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Van. Rain or shine, there will be activities outside in the community and church gardens for the whole family—as well as displays and videos inside about how you can faithfully care for the Earth by being well-informed and pro-active. Guest speaker Kai Nagata from Dogwood rounds out the festivities with an Earth Day talk at noon in the Friendship Room. Everyone welcome! Info: 604-985-0408

Salt Spring Island, BC – Build & Learn About Rammed-Earth Garden Beds: April 22 & 23, from 10am to 4pm at Salt Spring Elementary School, 112 Rainbow Road, Ganges.

Squamish, BC – Earth Weekend: April 22 at Junction Park (next to the Farmers’ Market) from 10am to 2pm. April 23: Pitch-In Trail Cleanup, screening of The Messenger at the Brackendale Art Gallery at 7pm.

Surrey, BC – Party for the Planet 2017: 10am to 6pm in the Plaza outside Surrey City Hall at 13450-104th Avenue.

Vancouver, BC – Commercial Drive Earth Day Parade and Festival: The parade begins at 1pm at Commercial and Broadway, with the festival running 2-5pm at Grandview Park.

Vancouver, BC – Earth Day Vancouver 2017: April 22, 11am to 3pm at Everett Crowley Park, (entrance off Kerr Rd. near E. 64th Ave.)

Victoria, BC – Earth Day Celebration: April 22, 10am to 3pm at Fort Rodd Hill: 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, V9C 2W8.

Canada-Wide: March for Science Canada Click the link for a map of locations and times.

If you don’t see your event listed here, head over to West Coast Seeds Facebook, or email the details (gotta include time and address and ideally a web link for more details) to gardening@westcoastseeds.com and we’ll get them added this week.