St. Louis Earth Day Festival

An Earth Day celebration that is uniquely St. Louis!

Listen to a recently recorded podcast of Jean Ponzi’s “Earthworms” where she interviews Executive Director, Jen Myerscough, and Program Director, Bob Henkel, about the three big events we have in April!

ST. LOUIS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

Join in this community tradition to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share Earth Day values, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic, vegetarian, and vegan options. The 2016 Festival will include special features, like yoga classes all day for both adults and children, a rock climbing wall, a pet adoption area, and new STEM activities presented by SCOPE . Event entry is free; the Earth Day Festival is a welcoming place where all are invited for celebration and learning.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016
10 am – 6 pm

Muny Grounds, Forest Park

Free & open to the public  |  Family & dog friendly  |  Rain or shine!

EARTH DAY EVE

Start the celebration early – join us on Saturday afternoon at Earth Day Eve, a fundraiser to support the St. Louis Earth Day organization. This family-friendly event will be held on the Festival grounds, 4 pm to 7 pm, on Theatre Drive in the Earth Day Café. All are welcome to enjoy a selection of Festival food and kick back to the music of Jake’s Leg, who performed 27 years ago at the very first St. Louis Earth Day celebration. 2015 activities included face painting and t-shirt tie-dying, along with a silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be featured activities available at the event, for a nominal donation.  We will have more great activities in 2016! Tickets now available; all proceeds benefit the year-round programming of St. Louis Earth Day.

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Saturday, April 23, 2016
4 pm – 7 pm
The Muny on Theater Drive, Forest Park
tickets on sale NOW!

RECYCLING EXTRAVAGANZA

The Recycling Extravaganza, a collection event for hard-to-recycle items in its sixth year, is growing up! The Recycling Extravaganza will kick off Earth Month for St. Louis Earth Day on its own day! This year, it will be April 3rd and still be located in the parking lot of the St. Louis Community College – Forest Park campus, off Oakland Avenue, from 10 am to 2 pm. A full list of acceptable items, including everything from CFL light bulbs and bicycles to used shoes and small appliances, is updated regularly online so you can start collecting and start planning your spring cleaning accordingly.
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START COLLECTING NOW & SAVE THE DATE:
           Sunday, April 3, 2016 New Date!
                    10 am – 2 pm   New Time!
St. Louis Community College – Forest Park Campus, off Oakland Avenue
Please bring only those items listed as being collected.

Important Dates.

October 2015 – Early Bird Discount available; All Vendor/Exhibitor Registration is OPEN!

October 22 – Earth Day Half Birthday – Earth Day Action Grant Applications are OPEN!

December 18  – Early Bird Discount Vendor Registration Deadline

January 15, 2016 – Earth Day Action Grant Program Application Deadline

January 21 – Founders Day Celebration

February 8 – Group and Individual Volunteer Registration Opens

February 12 – Food Vendor Registration Deadline

February 15 – Earth Day Action Grant Recipients Announced

March 4 –  Regular pricing for Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Ends

March 31 – All-Purpose Festival Orientation for Festival Vendors and Exhibitors

April 1 – All Vendor/Exhibitor Registration Closed

April 3 – Recycling Extravaganza  New Date and Time!

April 8 – Volunteer Registration Closed

April 13 – Volunteer Orientation Sessions

April 23 – Earth Day Eve Fundraiser

April 24 – St. Louis Earth Day Festival

May 12 – Vendor Evaluation Meeting and Volunteer Party