Richmond Earth Day Festival = Green fun for everyone

Richmond Earth Day FestivalThe Richmond Earth Day Festival is coming up Saturday, April 23, from noon to 7 p.m. It is a FREE, day long celebration that provides resources, education, and information in a fun-filled outdoor setting to help our community incorporate eco-friendly practices, products, and services in their homes and everyday routines; as we strive to make Richmond a “greener” city.

Enrichmond FoundationThe event is a fundraiser for the Enrichmond Foundation, which is an “umbrella” non-profit organization for many volunteer groups and special initiatives in the City of Richmond. Its mission is to support Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts through citizen involvement, education and fundraising. Want to help the group that supports many of Richmond’s community parks (including the James River Park)? DONATE!

Riggan children enjoying themselves at the Richmond Earth Day Festival 2010Last year’s festival was excellent and the weather was perfect. This year’s festival will be bigger and better than ever. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Streets at Hull Street in the New Manchester District will be blocked off and filled with vendors, artists, farmers, and fun activities for all ages. Check the highlights, but see the website for more:

Outdoor Gear Swap, organized by James River Outdoor Coalition. Anyone is welcome to bring their gently used equipment or come by to purchase equipment.

Ralph White at the 2010 Richmond Earth Day FestivalFish Festival, organized by James River Park System. This will take place next to the James River and Manchester Flood Wall, kids and families can enjoy fishing along the River, fish releases, fly-casting workshops, oriental fish printing & hat making, water test demonstrations, face painting & caricatures.

Bands: Rattlemouth, Exebelle & the Rusted Cavalcade, Amazing Ghost, Black Girls, Horsehead, and more.

Local Food Vendors to include: Alamo bbq, Nate’s taco truck, The Nile Ethiopian, Ma Musu’s West African Food, and more.

Community partners: Backyard Farmer, Art Works, City of Richmond, Clean City Commission, Greener Results, HandsOn Greater Richmond, Rockitz, Release the Hounds, and Save the Trash.

HandsOn Greater Richmond is hoping to fill some final (and necessary) volunteer positions for the Earth Day Festival:
If you have any questions about the volunteer opportunities please contact HandsOn Greater Richmond’s Laura Pilati.

One response to “Richmond Earth Day Festival = Green fun for everyone

  1. Hi Phil! Thanks for the post…lots of great information about the festival! We actually have 2 other shifts for the traffic jedis and info stations that still need a lot of volunteers…eco stations, too. The links to those are below, respectively:

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