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Celebrate Earth Day!


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Local events highlight Earth-friendly practices


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Kirkwood Farmers’ will share how they are “Being the

Market Expo Change.”


This year, the celebration will
Kirkwood Farmers’ Market will feature a Recycling Extravaganza
celebrate the completion of the on the parking lot of the St. Louis
Greenway expansion area with a Community College-Forest Park
Spring Eggstravaganza and Earth campus off Oakland Avenue.
Day Expo on Saturday, April 23. Interactive features of the festival
The market developed the include a holistic Relaxation
Greenway space to provide additional Station, a parade and an open art
selling opportunities for local food area. For more details, visit www.
producers, artists and other related stlouisearthday.org.
small businesses.
Kirkwood Mayor Art McDonnell
will officially open the Greenway Party For The
at 9:30 a.m. with a ribbon cutting
ceremony. Following the ribbon Planet At The Zoo
cutting will be Kirkwood Farmers’ On Sunday, April 17, the St. Louis
Market’s second annual Earth Day Zoo in Forest Park will host a Party
Expo and Spring Eggstravaganza. The Spring Eggstravaganza and Earth Day Expo is planned for Saturday, April for the Planet to celebrate Earth Day.
Vendors and volunteers will provide 23, at the Kirkwood Farmers’ Market. Different Earth Day stations and
information about incorporating activities will be held around the zoo.
earth-care into daily life.
Kirkwood Living Green will have
students will hold a silent-auction of
their chicken-themed art, and several Earth Day Festival Visitors will learn about composting,
the importance of bugs in Missouri
specialists to explain composting,
rain gardens and energy efficiency.
downtown Kirkwood merchants
will offer sales on spring and Easter In Forest Park and biodiversity. Children can make
butterfly wings, play a pelt matching
St. Louis Herb Society, the Coalition merchandise in their stores. This year’s Earth Day Festival on game and compete in a Recycle Race.
for the Environment, O.K. Hatchery The Expo at the Farmers’ the Muny Grounds in Forest Park Along with the stations, the Bob
and other local “green” organizations Market, located at 150 E. Argonne marks the 22nd celebration of its kind Case band will perform environment-
will offer tips and vendors will sell in downtown Kirkwood, will end in St. Louis. related songs and various animal
environmentally-friendly goods. at 3 p.m. Following the Earth Day The festival, themed “Be the keepers will host chats. Party for the
The Eggstravaganza and Expo festivities at 6:30 p.m. will be a Change,” will take place on Sunday, Planet is part of the St. Louis Earth
will also include costumed chicken chicken buffet dinner and concert April 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Two Day Festival in Forest Park. For more
characters, the Easter Bunny and by the Real Macaws at Highlands stages will be set up for live music details, visit www.stlouisearthday.org
live music by Michael “Supe” Granda Restaurant, 105 E. Jefferson. Tickets and cultural performances. Over 200 or www.stlzoo.org.
and the Dusty Brothers and Fox for the show will be sold at the Expo artists, educational exhibitors, food
cont. p. 5B
Creek. Kirkwood High School art for $20, $25 at the Highlands door. vendors, businesses and organizations

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Recycling Event April 16 details, call 428-0777. Panel Discussion April 15
Secure and eco-friendly recycling will be offered “Environmental Activism in 2011” is the topic for
Saturday, April 16, 9 a.m. to noon, at St. Gerard Earth Day At MoBot a special panel discussion on Friday, April 15, 11
Majella Parish, Ballas and Dougherty Ferry roads On Saturday, April 23, the Missouri Botanical a.m. to 12:30 p.m., in Sunnen Lounge at Webster
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Items accepted include: computers, printers, “green” activities all day long in celebration of Several St. Louis environmental activists
VCRs, DVD players, electronics, and small home Earth Day, including live entertainment and will explain the state of activism in St. Louis.
appliances. Computer CRT monitors and TVs less educational exhibits. Among the topics will be lead poisoning, dioxin
than 30 inches cost $10 to cover proper disposal Activities are included in the garden admission contamination, nuclear issues, air and water
cost. TVs larger than 30 inches, call for price. All fees, $8 for adults and $4 for St. Louis city and pollution. Panelists will talk about the issues and
other equipment is recycled for free. county residents after noon. For more details, visit how they work with the news media.
Computer recycling includes data destruction. www.mobot.org.

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