Triangle Earth Day Events Inspire Planet Pals
We all share one big, beautiful planet. Consider attending an Earth Day festivity to discover ways to protect the environment and build a clean, healthy world for generations to come.
Earth Action Day in Chapel Hill
This outdoor festival dedicated to sustainable living features a scavenger hunt, fashion show, Swap-O-Rama-Rama clothing swap, live performances, interactive demonstrations and workshops at Southern Community Park on April 9, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. The event's first mARTket showcases local art created with methods that respect the environment. The park is located at 1300 Hwy. 15-501 South, Chapel Hill. Visit www.townofchapelhill.org/earthday or call 919-968-2784 for details.
Planet Earth Celebration - Respect Your Mother in Raleigh
The N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and Burt's Bees present this environmentally friendly extravaganza on April 16, 2011, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., that brings urban tumbleweed bowling, trash marches, kids' activities, Paperhand Puppet Intervention's giant puppets created from junk, tree seedling giveaways, exhibitors, local foods and live music to downtown Raleigh. Families can shop eco-conscious goods at the Burt's Bees Tent Sale and at the Green Bazaar. Admission is free for this event, which is held rain or shine. The museum is at 11 W. Jones St., Raleigh. Visit www.planetearthcelebration.com or call 919-733-7450 for more information.
Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival in Cary
Families can enjoy an Earth Day area at the town's annual arts and crafts festival that provides exhibits, games and hands-on activities that teach environmental protection and natural resource preservation. The festival is April 30, 2011, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Bond Park, 801 High House Rd., Cary. Call 919-469-4061 for more information or visit www.townofcary.org.
Earth Day Festival in Durham
"Go Green" is the theme of the Bull City's environmental festival at Durham Central Park, 201 Foster St., on May 1, 2011, noon to 5 p.m. Kids can discover the natural world and its resources through craft-making, activities and demonstrations, make their own percussion instrument, and dress up as a favorite plant or animal for a parade that begins at 3:30 p.m. Families can learn about recycling and gardening, shop the art market for earth-friendly goods and crafts, and walk or bike on Bull City Open Streets surrounding the festival. Presented by Durham Parks and Recreation and Keep Durham Beautiful Inc. Call 919-560-4355 or visit www.durhamearthday.org to learn more.