Have fun and learn something on Earth Day in Sunrise

March 16, 2012 by  

The 4th annual Earth Day Festival will take place at Sawgrass Sanctuary Park on April 14 from 10 am-4 pm. This free event is presented by the City of Sunrise Utilities Department and All Service Refuse. The first 1000 people through the gates receive a free water bottle.

The festival will feature musical entertainment from acts such as Armando Zuppa and Seven Nations, children’s activities, a farmer’s market, gourmet food trucks, ethnic foods, handcrafted eco-friendly goods, and information booths from local environmental organizations. Brochure printers in Sunrise will probably be providing those environmental organizations with informative literature to hand out to interested parties.

Environmentalism has taken a great foothold in corporate America since Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. Most companies have taken steps to make sure that they are not creating more waste than they need to be creating. For example, printing companies now use vegetable-based inks, they buy recycled paper, they recycle their own waste paper and they make sure that any chemicals that they use are disposed of safely. Other types of companies encourage their employees to use less paper or cut it out completely, they buy recycled paper and each employee has access to a recycling bin.

Earth Day is a day in which we celebrate the Earth and its beauty. It encourages people to be personally responsible to how we leave the part of the Earth that we live in by following the three r’s: recycle, reduce, reuse.