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Earth Day events around Arkansas

By ArkansasOnline

This article was originally published April 20, 2010 at 12:45 p.m. Updated April 20, 2010 at 12:45 p.m.

Plan to celebrate the 40th Earth Day at one of these events around the state.

Arkansas Earth Day Festival

Sat, 04/24/2010 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

The gates will be open to the public from 10am to 3pm. This FREE family friendly festival will feature live local bands, great food, informative booths and green products and services, and a huge kids area.

The 2010 Arkansas Earth Day Festival theme is "Gateway to Green" is because we wish it to be a spring board of inspiration for each attendee to become more environmentally conscious in your everyday choices.

Little Rock

April 21-24 Go Green!

Location: Arkansas Museum of Discovery

Admission: Free with museum ticket

Hours: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. April 21-23 & 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 24

Hot Springs

April 22 Earth Day Excitement

Location: Hot Springs National Park

Admission: Free

Hours: 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Jonesboro

April 22 Earth Day Celebration

Location: ASU-Jonesboro

Admission: Free

Hours: 11:30-2:00 p.m.

Jasper

April 23-25 2010 Waterfall Safari and Earth Day Event (Facebook users click here)

Location: Horseshoe Canyon Ranch/Buffalo National River

Admission: $15 with T-shirt; $5 without

Hours: Starts at noon April 23 and ends at 8 p.m. April 25

Fort Smith

April 24 Earth Day Celebration

Location: Central Mall

Admission: Free

Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

North Little Rock

April 24 2010 Arkansas Earth Day Festival

Location: North Shore Riverwalk

Admission: Free

Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Waldron

April 24 Earth Day Festival

Location: Downtown Waldron

Admission: Free

Hours: 2-4 p.m.

Hot Springs

April 24 Earth Day 5K Run/Walk

Location: Garvan Woodland Gardens

Admission: $13 for members, $15 for non-members, children 12 and under are free, and race-day registration is $20

Hours: Race begins at 8 a.m.

Rogers

April 30-May 1 Northwest Arkansas Green Expo

Location: John Q. Hammons Convention Center

Admission: Free

Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Business/Networking Day, April 30, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Community/Family Day, May 1

Hot Springs

May 16 e-Day 2010

Location: Historic downtown Hot Springs

Admission: Free

Hours: Opens at 10 a.m.

North Little Rock

May 16 Go Green Day

Location: Dickey-Stephens Park

Admission: Price of game admission

Hours: Game starts at 2 p.m.

Notes: The first 2,000 adult fans through the gates will receive a reusable grocery bag.

NWA Green Expo

April 30 - May 1, 2010

John Q. Hammons Convention Center

3303 Pinnacle Hills Pkwy., Rogers, Arkansas

The expo will include:

National Featured Speakers

Green Seminars and Workshops

Eco-friendly Businesses and Services

Vendor Product Displays

Fayetteville Earth Day 40

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 8:00am - Sat, 04/24/2010 - 5:00pm

Fayetteville is celebrating this landmark occasion with 9 full days of festivals, events, and activities.

Russellville Earth Day Festival

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Come celebrate Russellville Earth Day at CityPark! We will have guest speakers, music, food, kids educational activities,, animal shelters (seeking pet adoptions and stressing the spay/neuter issue), and of course all those educational booths featuring outdoor clubs/organizations and environmental groups. (Event will move inside the Hughes Center if it rains on April 17th)

Saturday April 17th, 2010
Begin: 10:00am
End: 3:00pm

Bands:

The Last Shade, Some Guy Named Rob, and Judgemental

Guest Speakers:

* Stan Starling the Source Water Protection Specialist, with the Engineering Section of the Arkansas Department of Health
* Robert McAfee with RePower Arkansas Alliance for Economy & Climate Solutions

Educational Displays:

Sierra Club, Ducks Unlimited, The Ozark Society, Arkansas Forestry Association Education Foundation, Keep Arkansas Beautiful, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Arkansas Canoe Club, AmeriCorps, MARVA sheltered workshop, the Pope County Farmers Market, Arkansas Environmental Education Association, RePower Arkansas, Arkansas Urban Forestry Council, Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas Heritage Department, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Campus Environmental Coalition, the Arkansas Environmental Defense, and many many others.

Workshops:

* Bikes Benefits & Maintenance-with Doug Housley of Poppa Wheelies
* Lobbying & Contacting Your Representatives-with Dr. Robert McAfee of RePower Arkansas
* Native Food Cooking-with Dr. Walkingstick
* Food Preservation
* Gardening

Jonesboro Earth Day Celebration

Sat, 04/17/2010 - 10:01pm

Little Rock Job Corps Go Green Fair

Little Rock Job Corps will hold its first annual “Go Green Fair on April 20. Vendors such as Heal Arkansas with the Clinton Initiative Foundation, Central Arkansas Water Entergy, Arkansas Natural Heritage, Urban Forester, Home Depot, The Village Commons, Pulaski County Youth Services, Crossroads Green, Game and Fish Commission, Heifer International, Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, City of Little Rock and Pulaski Technical College are just a few of the vendors that will be in attendance at this green event.

This Go Green Fair is just one of a week of scheduled activities in celebration of Earth Day Every Day 2010, the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. During this event we will educate community members about Job Corps” green career areas and forge relationships wit potential green employers. We hope to spur excitement within this community and throughout the city to promote habits that are good for the environment that will carry over into each persons work and family life.

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WHO: Little Rock Job Corps 1st Annual “Go Green Fair”

WHAT: A “Go Green Fair” In Celebration of Earth Day Every Day 2010 40th Anniversary

WHEN: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Little Rock Job Corps Center

6900 Scott Hamilton Drive

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Spadata says... April 22, 2010 at 8:29 a.m.

Today is April 22 - The day Algore, Michael Gorbechev, and all the other democrats of the world celebrate ... NOT "Earth Day" but their true reason for this progressive holiday.

Today is April 22 - the birthday of their lord - Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

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whydolibshatesomuch says... April 22, 2010 at 9:12 a.m.

Talk about a cult! Very sad indeed.

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djigoo says... April 22, 2010 at 9:45 a.m.

I see the crazies are out in force this morning.

What's wrong with trying to preserve the planet?

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arkienanna says... April 22, 2010 at 12:13 p.m.

My (ultra-conservative) grandmother used to say - you wouldn't fix your family dinner in your toilet, so if you plan to live on this earth why treat it like a giant cesspool? I'm not a fan of Al Gore, but I'll take my grandma's wisdom over the paranoid, conspiracy theories any day! Happy Earth Day! Do something good for your home planet today!

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carolynancharles_comcast_net says... April 22, 2010 at 12:46 p.m.

There will be a booth in North little rock for Freecycle where you can bring things you no longer use and also go through and get things that may be of use to you.You can go to yahoo groups and look up Freecycle Litte Rock metro and find out more info.This is an awesome site.I have donated so much and also received a few items myself without ever spending anything.AND of course it keeps it out of the landfills.
One mans trash may be another mans treasure.
Imagine a yard sale where you do not pay.So Cool!

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whydolibshatesomuch says... April 22, 2010 at 2:28 p.m.

I didn't know we were destroying it.

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djigoo says... April 22, 2010 at 4:11 p.m.

Ignorance is no excuse.

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whydolibshatesomuch says... April 22, 2010 at 5:12 p.m.

hehehehehe.

Step outside and take a deep breath. I promise it won't kill you.

So enlighten me with facts, so I too may save the earth.

Do we all get extra credit for saving the earth? And when
exactly will we know when the earth gets saved. I hope
it’s thru Christianity!

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