HUNTSVILLE’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Each year, the City of Huntsville’s Green Team hosts Keep America Beautiful’s Earth Day. Located at Hays Nature Preserve on the banks of the Flint River, Earth Day attracts more than 12,000 attendees. In 2020, Earth Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
This family-friendly event is a free festival aimed to provide activities and information that celebrates mother Earth and the many way communities around the globe work together for a cleaner and more sustainable future.
A BIT OF HISTORY
The global observation of Earth Day on April 18 is now in its 50th year of commemorating the day many historians recognize as the birth of the modern environmental movement. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, helped organize a nationwide grassroots celebration on April 22, 1970, that eventually included more than 20 million people. Earth Day remains a watershed event in the environmental movement.
The deadline for exhibitor applications for Earth Day 2020 is April 1.
Please note: no exhibitors will be allowed to sell products on site. However, exhibitors may advertise their organization or products.
Green Team can set up one 6 foot table for each organization participating. Exhibitors are welcomed to bring chairs or other tables as needed. There is no charge to be a exhibitor. Remember, in case of inclement weather, Earth Day 2020 will be canceled. In the event of a cancellation, please check Operation Green Team’s Facebook, Twitter or Instagram for information.
For questions or more information, please contact Denise Taylor at Denise.Taylor@HuntsvilleAL.gov.