Wednesday, April 12, 2017

2017 Earth Day Festival in Durham: April 23

From Keep Durham Beautiful:

Earth Day Festival Rain or Shine | Free Event

When: Sunday, April 23, 2017 | 12-5 PM
Where: Durham Central Park located at 502 Foster Street

“Go Green” at Durham’s Earth Day Festival. Participants will enjoy “green” activities and demos; learn about many green practices and products at the Sustainability Expo and Earth Day Market; and enjoy great music, food and much more!

Plan your trip to Earth Day! Do your part to “Go Green” and walk, skate, bike, ride the bus, or carpool to the event.

There is something for everyone! Highlights include:
  • Sustainability Expo – Enjoy a showcase of environmentally friendly businesses and organizations sharing information and resources with the community.
  • Earth Day Market – Browse and shop for local, hand-made green goods, crafts and environmental art! Information will also be available about green products and services including sustainable building, energy and water conservation, gardening, and more!
  • Live Music and Entertainment – for the full schedule of events, visit: 2017 Durham Earth Day Festival
  • Waste Wise – Help us strive for zero waste during the festival by properly sorting your waste into compost, recycling and trash bins. Zero waste is a philosophy of thoughtful reuse, composting and recycling in order to minimize the amount of waste sent to the landfill. Waste Wise volunteers will be available to help you sort and answer any questions.
  • Earth Day T-shirts –Purchase your very own Eco-Friendly Earth Day T-shirt made on the spot.
Volunteer Information
Interested in volunteering? Help Keep Durham Beautiful divert waste by showing festival-goers how to properly recycle and compost. Volunteers will receive a free Keep Durham Beautiful reusable cup and tote bag. Sign up for a two hour shift here.
For more volunteer opportunities, visit the Earth Day volunteer page.

Vendor Information
Education, art, food and non-food vendor opportunities are available. If you would like to be a vendor, submit a vendor application.

Event Contact
For more information, call 919-560-4355 or email Tina Chavis .
The Durham Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc.

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