For nearly two decades, Earth Day Coalition has educated the Northeast Ohio community about new and better ways to care for our amazing planet with EarthFest. The annual Earth Day celebration is one of the longest running and most successful in the country. Last year's EarthFest educated more than 5,000 people on environmentalism, sustainability and healthy living. On Sunday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., EarthFest returns to Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
This year's main focus is Local and Sustainable Food with more than 175 exhibitors from around the region offering ecologically-themed activities to engaged visitors of all ages. New this year is a "hoop house," designed to grow and expand local and sustainable food options offered at the zoo. The 20' X 72' hoop house will serve as an urban garden long after Earthfest has passed.
EarthFest admission is $12.25 for adults and $8.25 for children ages 2-11. Admission is free for children under 2 with a paid adult, or for those riding the RTA Clean-Air bus from Public Square and participants in Walk for the Earth, a 5-mile nature hike. EarthFest is presented with support from Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District and Kurtz Brothers. Visit www.earthdaycoalition.org for more information and to register for the Walk for the Earth.
WKSU is happy to continue its long-standing role as media sponsor for EarthFest. Stop by the Palava Hut and visit the WKSU table.