Celebrate Earth Day 2014

Today marks the international celebration of Earth Day. Each year people across the world come together with the focus of making our world a better place to live. Some cities will host grand events with exhibits, demonstrations and lectures. Others will take a quieter approach, perhaps with a challenge for residents to plant a tree or to intentionally commit a green act throughout the day. The Earth Day Network has a lot of great information about the event if you'd like to read up!

This year’s Earth Day theme is Green Cities. It’s estimated that over half of the people in the world live in a city. Earth Day 2014 is the start of a two year international campaign geared at bringing awareness and sparking action to create more sustainable cities. The goal of Earth Day is to generate awareness and education. It’s not too late to celebrate Earth Day in Louisville! Many Earth Day events will be celebrated over the next week.

Party for the Planet

The Louisville Zoo is hosting a month long celebration of Earth Day. Celebrate at the Zoo this Saturday April 26th. From 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., the Kentucky Science Center will be on site to help families learn about the impact we are having on animal habitats and the environment. This weekend wraps up a month long celebration of Party for the Planet. Don’t miss your last chance to celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo!

April 26th will also be the last day to take part in the ZooPoopyDoo compost and mulch sale. No parking fee is required if you are purchasing mulch or compost. Drop by the Zoo this Saturday from 7:30 – 11:30 a.m. and plan a day of preparation for your flower beds and gardens. Payments should be made at ticket window #1 prior to heading to the bus lot for pickup. Compost is $40.00 a scoop and mulch is $19.50 per scoop. Click here for scoop guidelines and more details.

Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot

This year’s Mighty Kindness Earth Day Hoot is Saturday, April 26th. From 12:00 - 6:00 p.m. the Brown-Forman Amphitheater at Waterfront Park will be a celebration of Earth Day. Music will fill the park as local regional acts entertain throughout the afternoon. Enjoy over two hundred Hoot Booths showcasing locally made jewelry, crafts and upcycled art. Free workshops will take place as well, including topics such as sustainable living, healthy eating, urban homesteading and many more.

The Earth Day Hoot offers a hands on approach to celebrating Earth Day. Both a Spirit Walk and Movement Circle will be available. The Louisville School of Massage will be on site to raise money for the Louisville Youth Group. If you're a musician bring your drum or instrument to participate in the Community Jam and Drum Circle. There’s too much going on at the Hoot to list! Visit the Earth Day Hoot website for more information.

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