Hosted by the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition and the Environmental Protection Agency. The event is free and from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. It is family and children friendly.
Some highlights: There will be live music, delicious food (Curries - The Flavor of India will be serving vegan food at the event), and student recycled costume contest and fashion show. Also, there will be an environmental awards presentation recognizing local citizens and businesses who's efforts on behalf of the environment make Greater Cincinnati a beautiful place to live.
Activities this year may include: exhibitors with hands-on displays representing environmental groups, government agencies and businesses; Rock-Climbing Wall, Kayak Paddle Safety Pool; baby animals from Farmer Frank's Sunrock Farms; Mother Earth and story telling; a children's fashion show with creations made with recycled material; entertainment from local bands throughout the day, and the Planet Protector Parade where young ones can create their very own Earth Day flag, and much, much more.
12:00 PM Miami Valley Council for Native Americans Drum Circle Lawn
12:15 America the Beautiful by Katie Burgin Main Stage
12:05 - 5:00 PM Exhibits and Vendors Open Throughout Sawyer Point
Earth Scavenger Hunt Visit GCEC Tent
The Recycling Game Lawn
Acoustic Music of the Shawnee Trace Project Band Food Court
Acoustic Music of Twig & Leaf Climbing Wall Area
12:20 - 12:55 Music of WILD CARROT Main Stage
12:30 Lecture Series: Composting and It's Many Uses by Marvin's Organic Gardens Lecture Tent By Tunnel
1:00 Mayor's Proclamation Main Stage
1:00 - 1:20 The Wartville Wizard Play Puppet Area
1:05 G.C.E.C. Environmental Awards Presented by The Nature Conservancy Main Stage
1:15 Lecture Series: Soil & Fertilization by HCSWD Lecture Tent By Tunnel
1:30 - 2:15 Student Recycled Costume Contest Main Stage
2:00 Lecture Series: Rain Barrels 101 by Marvin's Organic Gardens Lecture Tent by Tunnel
2:15 Parade with Mascots Lawn
2:30 Lecture Series: Renewable Resources by HCRSWD Lecture Tent by Tunnel
2:30 Animal Showcase (Tentative) Main Stage
3:00 Music of HICKORY ROOT Main Stage
3:00 Lecture Series: Composting and It's Many Uses by Marvin's Organic Gardens Lecture Tent By Tunnel
3:00 - 3:20 The Wartville Wizard Play Puppet Area
3:30 Lecture Series: Sustainability as a Route of Health & Wellness by Jasleen Goel, MD Lecture Tent by Tunnel
4:00 Music of MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN Main Stage
4:00 Lecture Series: Recycling by Rumpke Lecture Tent by Tunnel
Kevin, our Assistant Organizer, will be with the Mercy For Animals table/booth, so stop by if you can. MFA will have a educational exhibit with free literature on how a vegan lifestyle is the most important step people can take to reduce their carbon footprints and help prevent needless cruelty to animals.
For those who can make it there around noon, let's meet by Kevin's booth. The MFA table cover is pretty easy to spot. If not, when attending the events listed in the schedule, look for similar faces :)