Posted by: Government & Heritage Library | April 22, 2010

It’s Earth Day!!

A rising concern for the environment crisis brings people together every year on Earth Day to embrace eco friendly living and appreciation for the environment.  This year is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and plenty of events and information can be found to celebrate and do your part to help the environment.

During the week of April 17-25 the National Park Service is waving the entrance fee for all 392 national parks.  What better way to celebrate Earth day then spending a day in one of North Carolina’s national parks?  For more information about free admission to the parks click here: For more information on things to do this Earth day see the events below.


Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services/ U.S. National Whitewater Center

April 25th, 2010:  11AM – 2PM

This event will feature speakers, presentations, environmental education, kids’ activities, workshops on environmental responsibility, live music, and much more!  Bring your dog for a chance to be used in advertising campaigns!

More information at:

Durham Earth Day Festival 2010

April 24th, 2010:  12PM-5PM

“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.

More information at:

Concord and Kannapolis’ Viva Verde Earth Fest

April 24th, 2010:  10AM-2PM

Plans include information booths, classes at the Dogwood Shelter, nature walks, geocaching, art contests, recycling, arts & crafts, music, children’s activities, paper shredding, food and more.

There will also be a shuttle to and from the Piedmont Farmer’s Market.

More information at:


  1. dang cool stuff man.

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