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Earth Day Pensacola Takes It To The Field
By Ashley Hardaway

Looking for something to do during the day on Earth Day? Head to Bayview Park on Saturday, April 23 to check out the festivities at this annual shindig. While Earth Day has inspired people nationally for the past 40 years, Earth Day Pensacola is hoping to spark green endeavors on a local level.

This year, the team behind Earth Day Pensacola has taken a “no corporate or political party approach” to refocus the event on resource stability rather than “large scale corporations and politics.” So you won’t be seeing: “This recycling can is brought to you by Johnson & Johnson,” or “Vote for …” signs here. You’ll just be seeing earnest people trying to make a difference.

Locals can bring old cell phones, mp3 players, automotive and marine batteries and any other electronic devices to the festival for easy—and free—recycling. There will also be vendors selling crafts and food, information booths for those interested in starting a compost pit, garden, recycling program initiative or anything else “green.” Also enjoy live music throughout the day with the likes of Mr. Fahrenheit, The Spanx, Vibe Irie, Das, Ric Kindle, Veinmelter, Patricia Billings and Slumberjack.

So to enjoy this Earth Day you might want to take it to the streets. After all, it only makes sense to celebrate this event upon Mother Nature herself.

EARTH DAY PENSACOLA
WHEN: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 23
WHERE: Bayview Park, 2000 E. Lloyd St.
COST: Free
DETAILS: sites.google.com/site/earthdaypensacola/