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City hosting Earth Day Festival on April 22

Post Date:04/15/2019 10:16 AM

Contact:  Jason Bartolone, Communications Specialist   941-928-3988   jason.bartolone@sarasotafl.gov

  

Sarasota, FL:  The public is invited to join the festivities as the City of Sarasota and UF/IFAS Extension Sarasota County host a special Earth Day Festival on Monday, April 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Selby Five Points Park in downtown Sarasota. 

The event will feature information booths throughout the park on a variety of environmental issues, including energy efficiency, stormwater pollution, composting, native plants, electric vehicles and more. Food will be available for purchase from Spice Boys food truck. 

Visitors will have a chance to: 

  • Tour two tiny homes
  • Pick up free bicycle gear
  • Try an e-scooter
  • Learn about plastic pollution and how to turn single-use plastics into reusable items
  • Hear more about Sarasota in Motion, the City’s transportation master plan
  • See why putting fats, oils and greases down the kitchen drain is so bad 

Also, in recognition of Arbor Day and the City of Sarasota’s celebration of 33 years of being designated as a “Tree City USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation, some attendees will also be able to take home one of more than 70 free native plants and trees available at the festival, while supplies last. The giveaway is made possible by a grant received from the Native Plant Society. 

“We’re excited to again host this fun, educational event and show people all the little ways that they can help make a difference in conserving and preserving our environment,” said City of Sarasota Sustainability Manager Stevie Freeman-Montes. “We hope everyone can take a timeout during their lunch break, stop by for some free stuff and hopefully learn something new about protecting our planet and our community.”   

For more information, contact the City’s Sustainability office at 941-926-6686 or sustainability@sarasotafl.gov

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About the City of Sarasota: 
Distinguished by Google as a Digital Capital in the U.S., the City of Sarasota is a diverse community located on Florida’s Suncoast with 55,000 year-round residents, several internationally recognized cultural arts venues, stunning sunsets along Lido Beach, a 45-hole municipal golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Club, and Major League spring training baseball with the Baltimore Orioles.  Learn more about us at SarasotaFL.Gov