Earth Day Mobile Bay 2023 is Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is sponsored by Earth Day Mobile Bay volunteers, City of Fairhope and Sierra Club Alabama Chapter Mobile Bay Group. Earth Day started in 1970. Now, 53 years later, it is a community tradition that has resonated with conservation concerns and environmental ethics, spurring creation of the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act and other landmark pieces of environmental protection legislation. To a remarkable degree, Earth Day forever changed protection for land, air and water. “The 2023 Earth Day Theme: ‘Invest in Our Planet’ highlights the importance of dedicating time, resources and energy to solve the climate crisis and other environmental issues. Investing in our planet is necessary to protect it and the best way to pave a path toward a prosperous future. When we do this together, we are supporting healthy, happy and wealthy communities, creating a 21st century economy that restores the health of our planet, protects our species and provides opportunities for all.
The goal is to connect the community with the people and resources found in the region, which foster innovation, initiate change and ultimately implement an equitable partnership for a green planet,” says Carol Adams-Davis, Earth Day Mobile Bay committee volunteer. Celebrate the Gulf Coast’s largest Earth Day festival at Fairhope Pier Park. This free event is filled with family-friendly and pet-friendly fun, including live music and performances throughout the day. Attractions include engaging and educational activities for all ages from a variety of exhibitors and vendors. Exhibits will be hosted by community groups, environmental organizations, government agencies, museums, schools and local green businesses. The new 2023 hybrid and electric vehicles will also be on display.
Attendees can also learn about local sources of organic foods and organizations supporting the development of a stronger sustainable economy, meet with local area nonprofits with environmental values and the environmental issues that the Alabama Gulf Coast faces will be presented through educational activities and exhibits. Attendees will be encouraged to live in partnership with the planet, to help the climate crisis, to restore nature and build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for future generations.
The City of Fairhope will sponsor free onsite electronic recycling to drop-off un-wanted household electronics (computer monitors, computer towers, desktops, CPUs, keyboards, printers, scanners, fax machines, stereo equipment, televisions, cellphones and ink and toner cartridges). Recycling options will be showcased with information to help recycle every day. Music from the Baldwin County Youth Orchestra, Nue Bicycle, The Gawlees, Rambli' Roses, Molly Thomas, Rare Birds and more will be provided. The festival will also observe the 13-year anniversary of the BP oil disaster by featuring organizations involved in a healthy and sustainable Gulf Coast recovery. Exhibitors who promote year-round civic participation and environmental responsibility are still being accepted.
To host an earth-friendly exhibit, showcase renewable energy, environmental technology, green lifestyle or the tools to pursue earth-friendly solutions to help save the environment, lower cost of living and improve health, please contact us. Free bike valet parking provided by The Baldwin County Trailblazers Earth Day Mobile Bay is a non-profit organization dedicated to the environmental education of the Gulf Coast communities. Inspired by the worldwide Earth Day Network, we promote environmental citizen- ship and steer environmental awareness around the world.
Earth Day Mobile Bay seeks to grow the environmental movement on the Gulf Coast and sees it as an effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet. Location: Fairhope Pier Park, 1 Beach Rd, Fairhope, AL 36532. For directions and more event details: EarthDayMobileBay. org. For information on exhibiting, contact 702-496-5050 or mcadamsdavis@earthlink. net.