Earth Day Week in Central Florida, 2019
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Earth Day Family Events in Central Florida are a great opportunity to teach children about what it means to take care of our planet. There are several fun Earth Day events throughout town, giving away plants, trees, and with entertainment, food, bounce houses and much much more.
Some upcoming Earth Day events, below:
- Earth Day Celebration-Project Learning Tree: 4/18/2019, 10:00 am-noon, at Walden Community School, 4595 Howell Branch Rd., Winter Park, FL, 407-677-8225. It will be a fun-filled morning of environmental awareness and eco-friendly activities. This will also be a great opportunity to learn more about Walden’s homeschool part-time program!
- 2019 Lake Baldwin Clean Up-Earth Day: 4/18/2019, 5:00 pm-8:00 pm, Lake Baldwin Park, 2000 Lakemont Ave., Winter Park, FL. Join the City of Orlando and City Beverages in planting, sprucing up a portion of the shoreline of Lake Baldwin and remove litter! Come do good with us then have fun.
- Clermont Earth Day and Lake Clean-Up: 4/20/2019, 7:30 am-2:00 pm. at 450 N. Lake Minneola Shores, Clermont, FL., 352-705-5975. Join us for this FREE way to celebrate Earth Day as a community! Featuring a Lake Clean Up with Environmental Education, Earth Kids Zone, DJ Music, Non-Profit Food Vendors, Giveaways and much more!
- Earthfest 2019: 4/20/2019, 9:00 am-9:00 pm, Donnelly Park, Mt. Dora, FL., Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mt. Dora, FL. Celebrating our Blessed Mothe Earth. We will be giving tours of our very own earthmade dwellings on site. Meet the earth man himself Sean Micheal Flynn. 5 live artists doing live art, Jim Preston, Bryan Abbey, Color Me Crazy – Leona’s Art. Live music by Glofish Music, Southern Classic, Adam Engelson and others. LIVE art performances throughout the day. 100 vendors, artists ,Performing Arts. Crafters, Body painting.& Healing arts. Plus food vendors!!! We will be accepting all artists!! For only 10$ for a 10×10 space. don’t miss out on the newest big thing in Art.
- Central Florida Earth Day: 4/20/2019, 10:00 am-6:00 pm, at Lake Eola Park, Orlando, FL. The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and live music and entertainment. Central Florida Earth Day will draw both committed environmentalists and those who want to learn more about how to protect our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. You can promote your business or group to thousands of people who want to learn more about environmentalism and the varied products and services that support an eco-friendly and a veg-friendly way of life. All money raised will be used for local environmental education and outreach. For more information, visit www.CFEarthDay.org.
- Earth Day Festival at the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary: 4/20/2019, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL.
- Brevard Zoo Earth Day: 4/20/2019, 10:00 am-3:00 pm, Brevard Zoo, 8225 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL. Brevard Backyard Beekeepers, Brevard County Natural Resources, Keep Brevard Beautiful, Recycle Brevard and Sea Turtle Preservation Society will be present with hands-on nature play and science activities. Other festivities include a sea turtle obstacle course, recycling workshops, games, crafts, live music, mangrove adoption, native seed giveaways and the opportunity to create enrichment items for Zoo animals.
- Earth Day Celebration: 4/20/2019, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Lake Lotus Park, 1153 Lake Lotus Rd., Altamonte Springs, FL, 407-293-8885, to celebrate the beauty of planet Earth at Lake Lotus Park, the city’s 150 acre nature preserve. Special features and activities: gem sluicing by Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society, fossils on display from the Fossil Hunters, family activities, exhibitions and crafts, plant giveaways and free drawing, music and guest speakers, vendors booth and food, ranger guided tours, butterfly gardening, bird banding, live animals.
- Bee Kind Family Earth Day Celebration at Winter Park Library: 4/22/2019, 4:00 pm-5:00 pm, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park, FL., 407-623-3300, Preschool – Adult. Buzz into the library and build a house for mason bees. Learn amazing bee facts, play bee games and more! Enroll each person attending. Register.
To find out more about Earth Day, please refer to the excerpt from Wikipedia, in italics, below:
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Worldwide, various events are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day now includes events in more than 193 countries, which are now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network.
On Earth Day 2016, the landmark Paris Agreement was signed by the United States, China, and some 120 other countries. This signing satisfied a key requirement for the entry into force of the historic draft climate protection treaty adopted by consensus of the 195 nations present at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
In 1969 at a UNESCO Conference in San Francisco, peace activist John McConnell proposed a day to honor the Earth and the concept of peace, to first be celebrated on March 21, 1970, the first day of spring in the northern hemisphere. This day of nature’s equipoise was later sanctioned in a proclamation written by McConnell and signed by Secretary General U Thant at the United Nations. A month later a separate Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. Nelson was later awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom award in recognition of his work. While this April 22 Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations.
Numerous communities celebrate Earth Week, an entire week of activities focused on the environmental issues that the world faces. In 2017, the March for Science occurred on Earth Day (April 22, 2017) and was followed by the People’s Climate Mobilization (April 29, 2017).
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker
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