Earth Day Fair 2017

Earth Day Fair 2017

We are about 2 weeks out from this really happening.  Last year’s event was good and we all hope we can improve on that.  Please take the time to read through this to see if there is any part that you & your family, another organization you are a part of, or you place of business can help out with.

The goal of Earth Day, first of all, is the promotion of taking care of our planet, the environment.  Here is from Earth Day’s own page

The Idea

The idea for a national day to focus on the environment came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes from Harvard as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land. April 22, falling between Spring Break and Final Exams, was selected as the date.

On April 22,1970, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies.  For more information, click on the link below…

Here is what we have come up with so far and are working on:

Here is what we have lined up:

1. The Oil Room
2. The Junction
3. Rob & Heather Williams
4. Profiling Beauty
5. Dependable Sanitation


1. Chamber of Commerce
2. Presentation Sisters
3. Easton Castle/O-TE-LA Conservancy
4. Downtown Aberdeen Association
5. Green Aberdeen

1:00 Better Ride
2:00 Joe Berns & Friends
3:00 Raven
4:00 Bethlehem Praise Choir

1:00 March for Science (Organized by Corey Heidelberger)
2:45 Tai Chi Demonstration with Vicki Holley
1:00 – 3:00 Games & Activities for all Ages sponsored by Central High Environmental Club
1:00 – 5:00 Community Mural Sponsored by Fall Out Creative Community

2:00 Emily Newton, dietician at YMCA, talking about Food Waste (Cancelled due to illness)
3:15 Margaret Holman James talking about suburban forests

Art Shows

Candace Briscoe organizing an elementary art show
Lois Beckner organizing an adult art show

If your business or organization wants to set up a booth for this Fair, please click on this to get a Sponsorship & Booth Form in a PDF file: Earth Day Fair 2017 Sponsorship and Booth Form

Right now we are a small organization so what we can truly do is to inspire you and our community to live more sustainably at home, in our businesses, and as a whole community.


Rev. Enno K. Limvere

President of Green Aberdeen

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