Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 19

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The City of Delray Beach invites the community to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 19th at Old School Square Park, 95 NE 1st Avenue. From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm noon, families and friends are invited to participate in fun, green-themed activities while learning about the City’s continuing efforts to be “green and thriving”. The event is free and the public is encouraged to attend. This year’s event will be held in collaboration with the Delray GreenMarket in the Park, an open air marketplace located in Old School Square Park. The Delray GreenMarket is a favorite weekend destination with more than sixty plus vendors offering farm fresh local produce and citrus, artesian baked goods, vegan and gluten free products and more. In addition, representatives from local agencies and organizations will provide information on water conservation, energy efficiency programs and our local marine environment. Games, arts & crafts activities and environmental storytelling will entertain children of all ages. Join the City on April 19th to celebrate the people, policies, products and services that are moving Delray Beach toward sustainability. For more information, contact the Public Information Office at (561) 243-7190 or E-mail PIO@mydelraybeach.com. Earth Day is an annual event designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for our global environment. Founded by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, the first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. This year’s event, themed “Green Cities”, is expected to be celebrated in over 190 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.earthday.org/greencities. The Delray GreenMarket in the Park is a project of the Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Agency.