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Posted on: April 17, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Louisiana Earth Day Celebration to Take Place at LSU Parker Coliseum

BATON ROUGE, LA — April 17, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced that the 28th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration will be held at the LSU Parker Coliseum on Sunday, April 29, 2018, from 1 p.m.–5 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.

Louisiana Earth Day, a non-profit volunteer organization, will offer an afternoon filled with hands-on environmental activities and exhibits, conservation education, entertainment, and fun for the entire family.

Music Notes from Los Angeles is the featured entertainment at this year’s festival. Mr. D. and Mr. Q-U-E perform environmental hip-hop to the delight of young audiences around the country. Music Notes will be on stage at the festival on Sunday and performing for students who attend Buchanan and Westdale Heights Academic Magnet elementary schools in Baton Rouge on the preceding Friday, April 27. More information about the group is available at www.musicnotesonline.com.

“This year’s Earth Day festivities will offer plenty of environmentally-friendly fun for the whole family,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “I encourage all residents to take The Louisiana Pledge this Earth Day, a commitment to Louisiana, to its waterways, coast, wildlife, soil, and sky. One state, irreplaceable, to be cherished and protected by all.”

This year’s Earth Day poster features the Louisiana Pledge, a cornerstone of the event. The poster will be for sale at the event and distributed to post in East Baton Rouge Parish Schools. Festival participants will have an opportunity to take the pledge online at www.laearthday.org or on the day of the event.

Josetta LeBoeuf, Louisiana Earth Day President, said, “As citizens of Louisiana, we enjoy everything that our state gives us on land and water, and it is incumbent upon each and every one of us to protect and preserve our environment.”

A full list of educational exhibitors will be available at www.laearthday.org. 

Every year Louisiana Earth Day is made possible by the many volunteers from our community. Anyone interested in volunteering or exhibiting for this year’s event can sign up online at www.laearthday.org.

This year’s sponsors are Louisiana Earth Day, City of Baton Rouge-Parish of East Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services, The Advocate, Visit Baton Rouge, Lamar Advertising and WRKF 89.3.


Earth Day 2018 Stage Schedule: 

Outside the Coliseum 

1:00-1:15 – Yuan’s Chinese Dance Studio – Traditional Chinese Dances in Full Costume

1:15-1:35 – Beyond the Garage Puppeteer

1:35-1:50 – Yuan’s Chinese Dance Studio, continued

2:00-3:00 – Music Notes

3:00-3:30 – Jazz Piano by Christopher Coreil

3:30-5:00 – EBR Talented Music Students under the direction of Mr. Hull

Inside the Coliseum 

1:00-1:45 – TBD

1:45-2:15 – Artemisia Sword Dancers

2:15-3:15 – Lagniappe Dulcimer Society

3:15-4:00 – Troubles the Clown by Oooh Aaah Productions

4:00-5:00 – Yoga Demonstration


About Louisiana Earth Day
Twenty-eight years and counting! The Louisiana Earth Day festival continues its tradition of producing an annual festival that provides the latest environmental research information and practical ways in which all citizens can work together to use less, recycle more, and practice good stewardship of Earth’s resources – all wrapped up in FUN! Earth for Children, Earth Walk, Recycling, Wetlands, Festival Food, and more welcome you at Parker Coliseum at LSU.

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