Earth Day is Coming Up

Earth Day is on the 22nd.  This is actually the 40th anniversary of the holiday.  There will be a number of festivals around town to commemorate the occasion.  Here's a good selection:


Captain Planet Earth Day Kids Fest @ The Chattahoochee Nature Center - 4.17 10am - 3pm - This is a great family event hosted by the Chattahoochee Nature Center right here in Roswell.  There will be many activities and hands on exhibits for kids.  Admission is $5 for kids and $8 for adults.  

Earth Day Conservation Giveaway @ City Hall - 4.22 4pm - 630pm - The city is partnering with Keep Roswell Beautiful to encourage residents to be more water friendly.  They will be giving away water conservation kits that include aerators, low flow shower heads, leak detectors and toilet tank water savers.  

Green Day Extravaganza @ Harry's Farmers Market - 4.24 12pm - 4pm - This is a free event at Harry's Farmers Market here in Roswell.  Learn about rain barrels, composting, community gardening and more.  There will be hamburgers and hot dogs as well.  

Around Town

Earth Day Decatur Festival & Parade - 4.18 - Check out the Oakhurst Community Garden website for details.  

Earth Share Georgia's Earth Day Party on Land - 4.21 7pm @ Opera - This is a fund raising charity event that Earth Share Georgia holds each year.  It is a great event bringing together hundreds of activists, philanthropists and business professionals.  Tickets to the event are $50.

Earth Day @ Atlantic Station - 4.22 - 11am - 3pm - One of the best examples of Smart Growth in the south has its own Earth Day festival in the Central Park area.  Vendors, exhibitors and others will be on hand to help attendees learn about living a greener more sustainable lifestyle.  

Georgia Tech Earth Day Celebration - 4.23 - 10am - 2pm - This is actually one of the southeast's largest Earth Day celebrations.  They are expecting about 3,000 attendees.  Over 70 exhibitors will be on hand.

Earth Day Celebration @ The Georgia Aquarium - 4.24 - The Georgia Aquarium is actually having a week long celebration but will cap it off on the 24th with an all day event.  There will be a green scavenger hunt, interactive storytelling and arts & crafts.  Standard aquarium admission applies.