Celebrate Earth Day in your community
Choose from the Earth Day celebrations for Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Durham. For the first time in a many years they are all on different days so you can celebrate at all the events!
For the purists, NCSU hosts its Energy Fair to celebrate on EARTH DAY April 22nd. It’s worth the effort to brave the Hillsborough Street renovations and get onto campus. That’s where I’ll be promoting green homes and sustainable living.
Raleigh April 17th – Planet Earth Celebration
Raleigh’s Planet Earth Celebration
When: Saturday, April 17, 2010 11:00 PM – 5pm
Where: NC Museum of Natural Sciences & BiCentennial Plaza
11 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601
Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with demonstrations, music, and education.
‘Green Home Help – Advice from the Experts’At the 2010 Planet Earth Celebration, an expanded ASK THE EXPERTS tent will provide direct access to local green home professionals and resources. Attendees can discuss their own home questions or environmental issues in general, and gain the knowledge to make better-informed and more-effective sustainability decisions.
The tent will be located across from the Museum of Natural Sciences main entrance, and will offer information on the following topics:
- Green Home Building Association of the Triangle
- Credits, Rebates, and Saving Money
- How to Save Energy
- Considering Solar Panels
- Green Lawns and Healthy Yards
- How to Conserve Water Healthy, Local and Recycled Materials
- Celebrate – Locally grown foods from Triangle restaurants and eco-conscious goods at the Burt’s Bees Tent Sale and the Green Bazaar.
- Educate – Expert advice on greening your home, a sustainable design competition, and eco-tainment from The Traveling Teachers Show.
- Motivate – Composting demonstrations, “Twister” yoga, and exhibits from The Scrap Exchange and Marbles Kids Museum.
- Merrymake – A 1970s Groovy Getups Contest, the annual trash march and live music from The Wusses, Big Fat Gap Band, Countdown Quartet, and Natural Science.
1970s Groovy Getups Contest
Since we’re celebrating 40 years of Earth Day, this year’s Planet Earth Celebration wouldn’t be cool without a 1970s Groovy Getups Contest.
Break out your bell bottoms, platform shoes and disco boots – dude up and strut your retro stuff for a chance to score a prize. We’ll judge your 70s throwback threads and style based on authenticity, originality, presentation and audience impact.
To enter the contest, report to the contest coordinator at the main stage (on Edenton Street) at 2:30pm on Saturday, April 17 and be ready to strut your stuff on stage soon thereafter. Fun prizes await the contest winners!
Chapel Hill – April 10th Earth Action Day
Enjoy an afternoon of interactive exhibits and demonstrations, live entertainment, and local food. Take action by deliberately shaping your attitudes and behaviors that preserve the environment.
In addition, the Town is selling discounted rain barrels, sharing with composting demonstrations, and hosting tours of the Landscape Art installations of Southern Community Park.
NCSU – April 22nd Energy Fair
April 22nd – Brickyard – 10am – 3pm
Energy Fair, Friends of the Library Book Sale and over 40 sustainable vendors. IRC will be running games and the NC State Farmer’s Market will be in full swing.
It will bring energy and water awareness to the many sustainable exhibits present during Earth Day.
Campus Farmer’s Market, Clean Cities Expo, Second Chance Bazaar and over 60 exhibitors!
Additionally, students, faculty, and staff will participate in some hands-on energy or water-related experiments and demonstrations.
Visit the CityGate booth to learn about our green homes, urban and sustainable living. Featuring:
- right sized townhomes inside the beltline for under $200K.
- Green homes in the Triangle
Durham – April 24th Earth Day Festival
Durham Earth Day Festival 2010
Date: Saturday April 24, 2010
Time: 12 p.m. ? 5 p.m.
Location: CCB Plaza, 201 N. Corcoran St., in Downtown Durham
Theme: Go Green
“Go Green” at Durham’s 2010 Earth Day Festival. Celebrate our sense of community, raise awareness of current local and global environmental issues, actively engage in hands-on learning activities, and celebrate our environmental success. Festival goers will participate in “green” activities and demos; learn about many green practices and products at the Sustainability Expo and Earth Art Market; and enjoy great music, food and much more! The Durham Earth Day Festival is presented by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful, Inc.
12 p.m. – Welcome by Durham officials
12:05 p.m. – Lowes Grove Middle School Drumline
12:30 p.m. – Different Drum
1:45 p.m. – TBD
2 p.m. – Rose Dancers
2:30 p.m. – Michael A