14th Annual Earth Day Celebration in South Park – Saturday April 19th from 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

EDSmall_SunflowerEarth Day, observed on April 22nd, was created in 1970 to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment, and is now observed in over 175 countries thus making it one of the largest secular modern day holidays.

The 14th Annual Earth Day Celebration in South Park, hosted by the City’s Solid Waste Division, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 19th.  The day starts with a parade, hosted by KU Environs, at 11:00 a.m. on Massachusetts Street from Seventh Street to South Park. All activities are free and open to the public.

Come to South Park and experience this unique Lawrence environmental tradition.  There will be live music including a special performance by Aysenur Kolivar and lots of children’s activities.  Attendees can climb on board and explore a city bus and also learn from exhibits about waste reduction, recycling, fair trade, composting, energy and water conservation, land preservation, wildlife and habitat preservation, and more.

The Earth Day Celebration will feature:

  • April Showers to Water Towers: A Water Festival for Douglas County hosted by the City’s Stormwater Division.
  • Tree ID tours hosted by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m.
  • Alternative fuel fleet vehicles on display.

The Lawrence Transit System will offer free rides on the T all day Saturday, April 19th, providing the experience and benefits of public transportation on all fixed routes.

For more information about the Earth Day Parade and Celebration, please call 832-3030 or visit www.LawrenceRecycles.org

 

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