Earth Day Events in Northwest Florida

EARTH DAY SPOTLIGHTS SPECIES Protection Is the Focus of 2019 Campaign



On April 22, eco-conscious citizens will come together again in communities across the country to celebrate Earth Day and work for the planet’s healthy, sustainable future. This year, the Earth Day Network (EDN) is asking people to join its Protect Our Species campaign to raise awareness of the crucial roles that plants and animals play in the ecosystem and the current threats faced by many of them.  

The nonprofit cites that the world is facing the greatest rate of extinction in 60 million years because of human activity, including climate change, deforestation, habitat loss, trafficking and poaching, unsustainable agriculture, pollution and pesticides. But the good news, EDN says, is that the rate of extinctions can be slowed, and many of our declining, threatened and endangered species can still recover if we work together now. This will necessitate a united global movement of consumers, voters, educators, faith leaders and scientists that demands immediate action.

EDN is asking people to advocate for government policies that protect species and their habitats, and to continue to build on the worldwide efforts that embrace the value of nature. 

It is also asking people to undertake such individual actions as adopting a plant-based diet and stopping pesticide and herbicide use. More information, including teach-in toolkits and facts on threatened species, from whales to insects, can be found at EarthDay.org.

Help Northwest Florida celebrate and promote progress in species sustainability efforts by participating in these local Earth Day 2019 events.

Fort Walton Beach Earth Day

April 12, 11am-3pm

Liza Jackson Park, 33 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach

EarthDayFWB.com

This year's annual theme focused on protecting threatened and endangered species provides exhibits and education that includes recycling, hybrid vehicles, solar energy, water education, gardening and more.

 

Earth Day Bay County

April 20, 10am-4pm

McKenzie Park, Downtown Panama City

EarthDayBayCounty.com

This 15th Annual Earth Day event celebrates a new beginning for Bay County focused on renewal and rejuvenation for all who care deeply about each other and our world.

 

Pensacola Earth Day

April 20, 10am-4pm

Seville Square

EarthDayPensacola.org

Showcases share riding, public transportation, hybrid vehicles, wind energy, solar energy, gardening, plants, and water education, kids activities area, food vendors, music, and yoga.

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