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 2019, Earth Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 20 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 20 is now in its 48th 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 vendor applications for Earth Day 2019 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 inch table for each organization participating. Vendors are welcomed to bring chairs or other tables as needed. There is no charge to be a vendor. Remember, in case of inclement weather, Earth Day 2019 will be canceled.