Earth Day theme — Invest in Our Planet

Published 3:40 pm Monday, April 17, 2023


More than 35 local organizations have come together to lead our community’s 2023 Earth Day Festival. With a theme of Invest In Our Planet, this event will occur on Saturday, April 22, at the Boyle County Extension Office, 99 Corporate Drive, from 11am to 3pm.

Exhibitors ranging from Fort Harrod Beekeeping Association to Danville High School Environmental Club, to Intercounty Energy to Kentucky Resources Council, to Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge, to the Admiral Adventure Academy and Kentuckians for the Commonwealth will be providing information on healthy living, nature appreciation, and how to address environmental threats. Commercial exhibitors include renewable energy providers and energy efficiency.

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This will be the eleventh such event over the past fourteen years. The event is free and open to the public. The Extension Office pavilion and projects building provide gracious space for exhibits and activities and plentiful, convenient parking. Previous Festivals have been at Michael Smith Park, Millennium Park, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, and the Boyle County Fairgrounds.

Live music will be provided by Kirsten Carey and by Shane White. Food and concessions will be available on-site from T-Wayne and Smokey’s BBQ.

With Clarks Run Environmental and Education Corporation as the lead organizer and with collaboration with Bluegrass Greensource and the Boyle County Extension Office and support from Boyle County Solid Waste and Recycling has allowed a wider reach for this year’s event.