Macon-Bibb County holds annual Earth Day Festival
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb County held it’s annual Earth Day Festival this afternoon in the confines of Tattnall Square Park.
The festival, which took place from 3p.m. until 6p.m., showcased a vendor’s market with local produce from all over the state, as well as provided educational materials on what exactly it entails to be green friendly.
“We want to teach people how to preserve our natural resources now,” said Parks and Beautification Department Assistant Director Sam Kitchens in a press release. “And show children the importance of taking care of the earth.”
As well as enjoying face-painting, games, prizes, and even live animals courtesy of the Southeastern Reptile Rescue and Idyll Acres Rescue Ranch, attendees learned about how to be more environmentally conscious at work, home, or school.
“As we say, we have one Earth here and it’s our responsibility to be good stewards of our Earth,” said Keep Macon-Bibb Beautiful Commission CEO Pam Carswell. “And our mission out here today is to teach the community and [their] children ways they can be better stewards of the earth.”
People at the festival were also able to sign up for Macon-Bibb County’s new recycling program, which included a tutorial on what to put into the new 65-gallon bins, and exactly what not to put into them.
2016 marks the tenth year the festival has taken place.