April 22 Earth Day celebrations in Foley & Pensacola

Family fun at Foley Farmer’s Market

The Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen Market in Foley will host its Earth Day Family Fun Day on April 22 from 9 a.m til 2 p.m. In addition to live music, expect lots of pottin’ and plantin’, face and vegetable painting, booths and live music. The Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermans Market is located at 20733 Miflin Rd. (County Rd. 20) in Foley. Info: 251-597-5557 or coastalalabamamarket.com.
The Coastal Alabama Farmers Market sells fruits and vegetables picked fresh daily in Baldwin County. You can also find fresh seafood, organic steaks, freshly baked bread anf dessertd. Other available items include fresh flowers, eggs, bedding plants, herbs and jewelry. Market hours are Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The market sits amid 32 acres of city-owned property.

Earth Day Pensacola at Bayview Park

Earth Day Pensacola will draw thousands to the city to celebrate green technology, and promote green lifestyles. The celebration will be held at Bayview Park (2001 East Lloyd Street) in Pensacola on April 22 from 10 a.m. ‘til 4 p.m. rain or shine.
A designated children’s area will include bounce houses, craft making with recycled materials, face painting and Henna tattoos.
Vendors that will support the theme include share riding, public transportation, hybrid vehicles, wind energy and solar energy. Garden, plants, and water education vendors will also be there. Get your goofy photo taken with Earth centered props sponsored by EAM Productions, with proceeds donated to 350 Pensacola. The End of the Line Café will serve delicious vegan food. Go Green in ’17 is the event theme. For more info, call 850-293-3578, email ericst.pierre03@gmail. com or visit facebook.
Earth Day Pensacola Schedule
9:00 – March for Science
10:00 – Yoga with Marc Reagan
11:00 – Shelby Brown
12:00 – Dalton Wright
1:00 – Kristen Elizabeth Long
2:00 – String Farm
3:00 – Jeff Glickman

Actions You Can Take Now

A Billion Acts of Green, an international movement to protect the planet and secure a sustainable future, lists the following among actions you can take now to make a difference. (earthday.org/ takeaction/campaigns)
– Eat Less Meat
– Support Shaheen-Portman Bill
– Reduce Energy Consumption
– Start Composting
– Adjust Your Water Heater
– Stop Using Disposable Plastic
– Buy local produce
– Reduce Your Footprint
– End Junk Mail
– Recycle Your E-Waste

First Earth Day Was In 1970

Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. The first Earth Day was focused on the United States. In 1990, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now