HUNTSVILLE – It will be a day of environmental awareness, action and fun.
Earth Day Huntsville 2013 is set for Saturday, April 20, and it is already gathering support with Huntsville councillors.
Scott Aitchison, chair of the town’s sustainability committee, introduced the upcoming event to council on Jan. 28. The project, championed by community member Lori Sild, has the support of the committee for its connection to energy conservation, environmental protection, healthy active living, social well-being, and arts, culture and heritage.
The project includes elements of local and sustainable business, community resilience and climate change adaptation, according to documents.
Earth Day Huntsville 2013 will include a full day of activities, including a community clean up, crafts, stories, murals, documentary films, a presentation by ecologist Peter Sale, an auction, upcycle displays, food, and demonstrations, among others.
Transition Huntsville and community partners, according to the event’s flyer, will host the Town of Huntsville initiative.
The sustainability committee supported a request for $1,000 of in-kind facility rental donations from the town for the event, though the request must be approved by the community services committee and council before becoming official.
Those interested in getting involved in the event can email email@example.com.