Five Ways to Commemorate Earth Day in Missouri

Celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri
Celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri

Looking for ways to celebrate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri? You’re in luck. Several communities and organizations around the Show-Me State celebrate Earth Day (Tuesday, April 22, 2014) by hosting activities during the week.

Here’s a quick look at five ways you can commemorate Earth Day 2014 in Missouri:

  • Take your used electronics to Kansas City’s Sprint Center for a special recycling effort. You might even win a pair of tickets to a preseason NHL game to be played at Sprint Center. The electronics recycling event is  9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday.
  • Participate in a cleanup effort on the James River near Springfield. This event focuses on a nearly five-mile stretch of water, from Creighton Access to Southwood Access (where you can check-in for the event) and runs from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. There are shoreline, lake and river cleanup options.
  • Visit Jefferson City, where the Missouri Department of Natural Resources 20th annual Earth Day celebration takes place at the Capitol from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. Although it’s focused on fifth-graders, this event is free and open to the public; it includes live demonstrations and hands-on activities.
  • Celebrate at the Columbia Area Earth Day Festival, which turns 25 this year. The event is Sunday, April 27, and runs from noon to 7 p.m. in Peace Park (at the north end of the University of Missouri campus). Events include hands-on activities for kids and live music performances.
  • Explore the St. Louis Earth Day Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 27, on the Muny grounds in Forest Park. Learn about sustainable products offered by local businesses, enjoy live music and performance artists, and try local cuisine.

Again, this is just a sampling of Earth Day events taking place around Missouri. Be sure to check with your local chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau to find more details about events in your area.

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