earth day

Five years ago, I was sitting in a Board Directed Session with the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) on Climate Change Impacts and Implications. I sat in silence, hanging on every word and feeling my core temperature rise alongside the trajectory of the global temperature on the chart before us. I swore everyone in the room could hear my heart beating and see the level of anxiety I was experiencing. It was a pivotal moment in my life. While I have always been environmentally conscious, I was now determined to be environmentally active. 

Event Date(s): 
Friday, April 21, 2023

Celebrate Earth Day with another Elk River Alliance trivia! This is a general trivia, and you could win some awesome prizes! Teams are limited to 8 people.

Let’s look at the One and Only Place We Have to Live.

We have a pretty big and important problem going on called ‘climate change.’ Which is? A change in the usual weather found in a place. This could be a change in how much rain a place usually gets in a year. Or it could be a change in a place’s usual temperature for a month or season.

Event Date(s): 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022
6:30pm - 7:30pm

Talk books with teens from across the Kootenays and meet the authors online in this monthly book club.

This month’s book feature is Broken Strings by Kathy Kacer.

Visit the Fernie Heritage Library website for more details.


Event Date(s): 
Saturday, April 23, 2022
11:00am - 4:00pm

With the largest civic observance in the world, Earth Day attracts over 1 billion people yearly who are dedicated to furthering climate action. The Fernie Heritage Library (FHL) are some of those people.

Last year FHL fulfilled their goal to build an eyesore of trash in their parking lot, thanks to our climate conscious community! This year they're back at it with support from Elk Valley Wildsight, Fernie Home Hardware, Teck, Patti's Party Rentals, and DJ Jay Ray.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

More details to come.

Event Date(s): 
Saturday, April 24, 2021

With the largest civic observance in the world, Earth Day attracts over 1 billion people yearly who are dedicated to furthering climate action. At the Fernie Heritage Library they are some of those people. This year they are partnering with Wildsight, with help from Fernie Home Hardware and the Fernie Fix for a (COVID-19 responsible) Pick Up For A Plant And Our Planet clean up day on Saturday April 24th.

Event Date(s): 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
3:45pm - 4:45pm

Better late than never! Come celebrate Earth Day with some special after school programming, drop in , ages 7+. You will be making our own up-cycled t-shirt bags (to keep or give to the Zero Plastic Project) as well as special guest with Wildsight Elk Valley will be showing us about the "pea planning project".

Family On the Planet, Planetary Scenario
by SADIE ROSGEN Featuring Creative Minds Preschool

As the late Whitney Houston sang, I believe the children are our future. 

So how do you write a poem with 16 four and five-year-olds who are learning how to read and write? Easy. They have a lot to say. Their arms shoot up in excitement as they tell you everything about their incredible lives with a few sage words about how we all ought to do better.