Macon-Bibb County and partner agencies and organizations will celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22 with two events. An awards ceremony will be hosted at the Ocmulgee National Monument from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m., and a public event featuring vendors and displays will be held at Tattnall Square Park from 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.
At the ceremony, individuals and organizations will be recognized for their work in the past year to clean up Macon-Bibb and find ways to be more green. Awards will be given to an individual, government, small business, neighborhood, and school. Speakers will include Charise Stephens with the Earth Day Committee, Jim David with the Monument, Mayor Robert Reichert, Theresa Robinson with Georgia Power, Pam Carswell with Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful, Shawn State with Pratt Recycling, and Ned Sanders with the Middle Georgia Clean Air Coalition.
The public Earth Day celebration in Tattnall Square Park will include energy efficiency demonstrations, the weekly Mulberry Street Market, animal adoption groups, tree giveaways, scavenger hunts, tours of the parks, and more. There will be door prizes and giveaways for people attending, including men and women’s mountain bikes, boys and girls mountain bikes, Academy Sports gift certificates, $200 in Green Buck certificates (to be used at market), cook books, t-shirts, 4 mag lights, massage certificates, oscillating fan, cfl bulbs, tool sets, and more. Kids will also have the chance to get their faces painted, plant seeds, make bird feeders, go on scavenger hunts, tour recent Park improvements, create public art with sidewalk chalk, and more.