Earth Day activities Saturday in Tyrone

The annual celebration of Earth Day in Fayette County is around the corner. And the event is many things to many people. Perhaps as much as anything it is the acknowledgment of the awareness that our lives are directly bound to this planet. This year’s event will be held in Tyrone April 17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Shamrock Park on Senoia Road.

The widely-attended annual event will include educational exhibits and presentations, a green market with eco-friendly products and services, entertainment and special awards for schools and organizations.

Event Coordinator Rawls Whittlesey said educators, mentors and area leaders are needed to participate in learning and community education areas such as solar building, vermiculture, recycling, composting, energy conservation, rain barrel conservation, river clean-up projects and hands-on science.

Educational exhibitors can share their knowledge with the community while making a positive impact in their home county and educating future Fayette generations, Whittlesey said. There will no charge for educational exhibitors affiliated with schools, non-profits or government agencies, she said.

A big part of Earth Day involves kids and the special awards they will receive for creating new uses for non-biodegradable materials and stimulating eco-creativity that relates to growing green in Fayette County, said Whittlesey.