It’s almost Earth Day, y’all!
This is the day each year we focus on the well-being of our home, our planet. The global environment-focused day of awareness and action, started by the United Nations in 1969, is marked officially this year on April 22. Nashville gets into the act on Saturday, April 23. If you care about our fair city and the health of our planet, join in the work, commemoration, and fun! Bring your neighbors, your friends, your kids — we all have a stake in this.
As part of marking Earth Day, Music City’s progressive Mayor Megan Barry is leading a brand new effort this Saturday to keep Nashville beautiful. I’ll let her tell you about it; keep reading.
Check out the live music schedule
Buy locally grown produce and locally made products in the Green Market.
Enjoy some locally brewed beer in the Beer Garden.
- Usable Clothing, Shoes and Books – Bring usable clothing, shoes and donations for Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee.
- Handheld Electronics, batteries and CFL’s – bring your old hand-held electronics (cell phones, mp3 players, tablets, laptops, digital picture frames, e-readers, cables, etc.), batteries (rechargeable or household batteries) and compact fluorescent bulbs for proper recycling at the Metro Beautification/Public Works booth.
- Unused or Expired Pharmaceuticals – Bring your unused or expired pharmaceuticals for safe and proper disposal at the Metro Nashville Police Department’s exhibit.
- Visit the Reuse Village and bring any creative supplies, along with ink and toner cartridges and used cell phones, for Turnip Green Creative Reuse.
- Bring canned fruit and vegetables as well as packaged nonperishable foods for donation to the Community Food Advocates.
Get more info at the Nashville Earth Day site, including how to use public transportation to travel to Centennial Park for the event.
This is the definition of a win – win — you’ll have fun while doing good. If you care about the planet and our little piece of it — and you do if you are a true progressive; this is activism, y’all — be there and take part. It’s for Mother Earth!