Every year on April 22, over a billion people in 190 countries take action for Earth Day. People around the world spend this day planting trees, cleaning up their communities, or contacting their elected officials to urge them to help protect the environment. The global theme of this year’s Earth Day is Green Cities. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, the need to create sustainable communities becomes more important than ever. The main focal points this year will be on smart investments in sustainable technology, forward-thinking public policy, and educating and calling the public to action in an effort to transform cities and forge a sustainable future.
For a little Earth Day fun for the whole family, come out to Victory Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 6th for the annual Stockton Earth Day Festival. Admission is free and activities include live music, dance, interactive booths, displays, exhibits, and exotic crafts. Some of last year’s highlights were community yoga, a family fun bike ride, the gently used clothing drive, the drum circle, vegetarian food and juice vendors, and more! Learn how to take better care of the earth with a variety of hands-on activities, and educate yourself on the important issues that impact your family and how you can make a difference.
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Stockton Earth Day Festival
Victory Park, 1001 N. Pershing Ave.