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Posted on: April 10, 2019

Mayor Broome Announces 2019 Louisiana Earth Day Celebration

Earth Day FlyerBATON ROUGE, LA — April 10, 2019 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced the 29th Annual Louisiana Earth Day celebration will be held at the LSU Parker Coliseum on Sunday, April 28, from 1-5 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public.


Celebrate Louisiana Earth Day’s 29th anniversary with fun and educational exhibits, music, and entertainment for everyone. Children will enjoy participating in the many hands-on, engaging learning activities highlighting environmental stewardship of Earth’s resources. Exhibitors include universities, environmental non-profits, government agencies, schools, and more.


The Carbon Copy Band is the featured entertainment at this year’s festival. The band will play a variety of tunes complete with a horn section.


Festival highlights include Earth for Children, the Recycling Fair, Earth Walk, St. Thomas More Recycle Art Show, Red Shoes Labyrinth, the Big Delta Experiment, Sea and Discover, the Wonders of Water, Yuan’s Chinese Dancers, Artemisia Sword Dancers, Lagniappe Dulcimer Society, and much more.


This year’s design features Louisiana herons in the marsh with the theme “Love Louisiana. Make Every Day Earth Day”. Posters will be for sale at the event and online at www.laearthday.org.


“The Louisiana Earth Day festival promises environmentally-friendly fun for the whole family,” said Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome. “One of the best ways to love Baton Rouge is by honoring the environment we call home, and this festival reminds us of the many ways we can make every day Earth Day.”


Brenda Nixon, Louisiana Earth Day Board Director, said: “It is no surprise that we have chosen the “Love Louisiana” theme for 2019. Our state is rich with treasured natural resources that make Louisiana such a unique and wonderful place to live. Our goal is to offer engaging activities and information that help all of us become better, more knowledgeable stewards of our beautiful state. Come and join us as we 'pass a good time' and work together for our beloved state!”


This year’s sponsors are Louisiana Earth Day, City of Baton Rouge – Parish of East Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Department of Environmental Services, Visit Baton Rouge, LSU Sustainability, East Baton Rouge Public Library, Lamar Advertising, and WRKF 89.3.


Louisiana Earth Day, a nonprofit organization, is made possible by the many volunteers from our community. Residents interested in volunteering or exhibiting for this year’s event can sign up online at .

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