Earth Day celebrated in Tattnall Square Park

April 11, 2016

Published by cfloore

Macon-Bibb County and its partners will hold its annual Earth Day festival on April 20 at Tattnall Square Park from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

People of all ages will be able to enjoy a vendors market with local produce and educational materials, and there will be a kids zone with games, prizes, face-painting, and more. The Southeastern Reptile Rescue is bringing live animals you can interact with, and Idyll Acres Rescue Ranch will be there with their mini-horse, Poppy Boy.

In addition to the fun and interactive offerings, people will be able to learn about ways to go green at work, home, and school, and on the go. They will be able to sign up for Macon-Bibb County’s new recycling program and learn what can and can’t be put in the new 65-gallon bins.

Green Team

“We want to teach people how to preserve our natural resources now, and show children the importance of taking care of Earth,” says Parks & Beautification Department Assistant Director Sam Kitchens.

Everyone can also learn about gardening, healthy eating, general wellness, and more- all while enjoying live music, in a beautiful setting.

“This our second year celebrating Earth Day in Tattnall Square Park. It’s grown every year! We have numerous environmental educators and exhibitors, in addition to the Mulberry Market, animal rescue groups, and tons of kids activities. We welcome all of Macon to help us celebrate this year’s theme- Trees for the Earth,” added Lacey Templeton, Program Specialist for Community Health Works.

Click here to watch a MaconBibbTV feature video
about the 2015 Macon-Bibb Earth Day Festival

Partners for this year’s Earth Day festivities include:

  • Macon-Bibb County Green Team
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting Macon
  • Community Health Works
  • Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission
  • Mulberry Market
  • Macon Area Habitat for Humanity
  • UGA Extension Office of Macon-Bibb County
  • Mercer University
  • Ocmulgee National Monument
  • Georgia Wellness and Fitness Festival

The event is made possible through environmentally-minded sponsors, including:

  • 13WMAZ
  • Advanced Disposal Services
  • Bike Tech
  • ChemPro
  • Dean Brown
  • Engery and Environment
  • Ferguson Waterworks
  • Gaudet Chiropractic
  • Geico
  • Georgia Power
  • Georgia Snacks
  • Georgia Public Broadcasting Macon
  • Graphic Packaging
  • Grow
  • Kamin
  • Macon Mayhem
  • Master Gardeners of Central Georgia
  • Mid GA Propane
  • Navicent Health
  • Parkerson Signs
  • Pratt Recycling
  • Sheridan Construction
  • Southeastern Reptile Rescue
  • Speir and Associates
  • Team Sports

FINAL 2016 Earth Day Flyer

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