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    EARTH DAY-Sat, Apr 22 Featuring: 2017 Inaugural Vine City-Friends of English Avenue Festival Fri & Sat-Co-Sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation, plus Events, Festivals plus Volunteer Opportunities

    EARTH DAY 2017 – continually updated list of events, festivals and volunteer opportunities

    FEATURING: 2017 Inaugural Vine City-Friends of English Avenue Festival Fri & Sat Co-Sponsored by the Captain Planet Foundation

    Vine City – Friends of English Avenue Earth Day Festival 2017

    Green Guy Eric Moncrief interviews Vine City Friends of English Avenue Earth Day Festival 2017 organizers John Gordon and Lance Robertson

    Register for the 5K Race & 1K Kids Fun Run

    Friends of English Avenue – in partnership with the Captain Planet Foundation – will host its inaugural Earth Day on English Avenue! The two-day event will take place Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22, featuring a Community Clean Up (April 21st & 22nd as presented by Friends of English Avenue) and the Earth Day 5K and Kid’s Fun Run (Saturday morning the 22nd as presented by Captain Planet Foundation). Afternoon will feature Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders, Captain Planet Eco-Entertainment by Captain Planet & The Planeteers, Food Trucks, etc.

    Proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and initiatives of Captain Planet Foundation and Friends of English Avenue, including the development of a sustainable teen workers program.

    EVENT DETAILS

    Community Clean Up
    Click here to sign-up!
    Location: Lindsay Street Baptist Church
    550 Lindsay St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
    Date: Friday, April 21 & Saturday, April 22

    Schedule
    Friday, April 21
    9:00AM – 12:00PM – Community Clean Up

    Saturday, April 22
    10:00AM – 1:00PM – Community Clean Up

    Highlights

    Teams will focus on assigned blocks of the English Avenue community.
    Projects to include:

    • Street & Lot Clean-up: Picking up trash and debris on the street; clearing vacant lots of debris and overgrowth, etc.
    • Home Landscaping: Fence staining, backyard beautification, exterior painting, and interior home clean up.
    • Planting: Spreading mulch or pine straw, removing invasive plant species, mulching, planting trees and wildflowers.

    5K Run and 1K Kids Fun Run
    Click here to register!
    Location: Lindsay Street Baptist Church
    550 Lindsay St NW, Atlanta, GA 30314
    Date: Saturday, April 22

    Run Route

    Highlights

    • 5K Run & 1K Fun Run around the English Avenue community
    • Finish Medals for category winners
    • USATF Certified Peachtree Road Race Qualifier
    • Captain Planet Costume Contest: Best Captain Planet Costume Runner wins a prize!
    • Early Packet Pickup at Phidippides, Ansley Mall: April 15, 17-19
      • April 15 (10AM-6PM)
      • April 17-19 (10AM-7PM)

    Schedule
    7:30AM – Race day number pickup, but early pickup is recommended
    8:00AM – 5k race starts
    8:30AM – 1k kids fun run starts
    12:00PM – Awards ceremony and small picnic for the runners.

    Presenting Organizations

    About Friends of English Avenue
    Since the Friends of English Avenue, Inc. became incorporated in April of 2009, they have spearheaded beautification/clean-up, crime reduction, and green-space development initiatives that have significantly impacted English Avenue residents, and the community as a whole. Our mission is to make English Avenue a safer and better place to live, improving our broader community of Atlanta.

    About Captain Planet Foundation
    Based on the critically-acclaimed animated series Captain Planet and the Planeteers, CPF was co-founded in 1991 by media mogul Ted Turner and producer Barbara Pyle. Since then, the Captain Planet Foundation has played a critical role in helping to ensure that the next generation of business leaders and policy makers are environmentally literate citizens who leverage technology and information to manage and protect the air, land, and water upon which all life depends.

    CPF is a grant-making foundation that has funded over 2,000 hands-on environmental education projects with schools and non-profits that serve children in all 50 U.S. states and in 25 countries internationally.

    More than 1.4 million children have directly participated in and benefited from these educational projects. In addition to its Small Grants Program, the Captain Planet Foundation also operates the following programs: Project Learning Garden, Project Hero, and the Institute (science education initiatives that promote the intersections between technology, innovation, the environment and personal action).

     

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