The 20th Annual Earth Day Celebration

The 20th Annual Earth Day Celebration

POSTED: Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 3:14am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 10:58pm

 

The 20th annual Earth Day celebration will take place on April 19th in downtown Baton Rouge. 

The theme for this year’s festivities is the founding slogan, “Think Globally, Act Locally”.  It encourages citizens to take the lead as environmental stewards of our state, nation, and earth.  The Louisiana Earth Day celebration, one of the nation’s largest environmental festivals, broadens its focus this year with a sustainable Louisiana pavilion, “Going Green in Red Stick.” Creative, hands-on environmental education activities offer fun and foster stewardship.

Great Louisiana music provides all a chance to celebrate our planet.  This year’s festival includes Cowboy Mouth, Tab Benoit, Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie, and Chris LeBlanc.

Louisiana Earth Day’s 20-year anniversary highlights include the wetlands tent, sustainable Louisiana pavilion, recycling fair, earth market, international pavilion, natural health and healing, Louisiana and Native American culture, earth friendly habitat, agricultural exhibits and petting zoo, and nature and your neighborhood. 

“This has become one of the largest festivals in the country focused on our state’s love of the natural beauty of Louisiana and need to preserve and conserve our environment for future generations,” said Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden.  “Baton Rouge is pleased to welcome families from across the state to our city to learn more about the value of each and every citizen’s leadership in these efforts.”

Louisiana Earth Day, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization, is produced by a community coalition of more than 300 volunteers, as well as numerous sponsors and organizations including government, businesses, educators, and not-for-profit groups.  For more details of the festival including music schedule and map visit www.laearthday.org.

 

LOUISIANA EARTH DAY 2009
APRIL 19th, Sunday, Noon – 8:30 p.m.
DOWNTOWN BATON ROUGE
River end of North Blvd. adjacent to Galvez Plaza, Old State Capitol Grounds, Governmental Plaza (new location)

FREE ADMISSION

 
Event parking available for $5 at St. Louis Street City Garage
Please, no pets or coolers
 
Louisiana Earth Day Highlights
 
Earth Day April 19, Noon - 8:30 PM
Education and Earth for Children Activities Noon - 5:00 PM Only
 
Festival Entertainment
 
Earth Stage
 
1:00 – 2:30    Flatbed Honeymoon
3:00 - 4:30    Chris Leblanc Band
5:00 – 6:30    Tab Benoit
7:00 – 8:30    Cowboy Mouth
 
Louisiana Heritage Stage
 
1:00 – 2:30    Steve Bing and the Bayou Hotshots
3:00 – 4:30    Paul Daigle and Cajun Gold
5:30 – 7:30    Geno Delafose and French Rockin’ Boogie
 
 
Earth Day asks festival attendees to recycle by placing plastic drink containers in marked boxes located throughout the festival grounds.
 
The tenth annual Seed and Plant Swap will take place Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. until noon at the Independence Park Botanic Garden.