PITTSBURG — The Pittsburg Sustainability Advisory Committee is hosting the inaugural Pittsburg Earth Day Celebration.
The celebration will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Pritchett Pavilion in Immigrant Park.

This free, family-friendly event will feature live music, activities and educational resources for the community.

Nearly 20 exhibitors have signed up to participate in the event, including several non-profits, educational organizations, volunteer committees, vendors and businesses. These organizations are: BH Candle Supply, Calvin's Catering, Cub Scout Pack 151, Deals on the Bus, Live Well Crawford County, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Miners and Monroe, Pittsburg Downtown Advisory Board, Pittsburg Recycles, LLC, Pittsburg Sustainability Advisory Committee, PSU Nature Reach, PSU Recycling Program, PSU Students 4 Sustainability, PSU Urban Ecology, Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society, Westbrook Oils and Eeyore's Oils and Pittsburg Family YMCA

The Sustainability Advisory Committee, with the help of Home Depot, will host a free activity for kids during the event, where each child will have an opportunity to decorate and take home a toad house.
“This fun craft is one of many interactive learning opportunities featured at the Earth Day Celebration,” a release from the City of Pittsburg said.

A number of businesses and organizations will have interactive exhibits, giveaways, and activities for families. Cub Scout Pack 151 will provide education on native trees and plant species in the area. Kids will get to plant a native seed in a cup with potting soil. Pittsburg State University Library Services will share a demonstration on growing milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. Vendors like Miners and Monroe will be selling merchandise and providing information about brands that promote sustainability and use recycled materials or organic products.

For more information about the Pittsburg Earth Day Celebration, contact Sustainability Advisory Committee member Denise Fitzpatrick at bdfitz@sbcglobal.net, or call 620-249-3205.
 
History of Earth Day
Founded in 1970, Earth Day began as a national observance in the U.S. focused on educating the public about environmental issues, and is now celebrated around the globe. Earth Day 2019 occurs on Monday, April 22.