In nearby city Santa Barbara, the first Earth Day took place in 1970 after a massive oil spill threatened the coastal environment, and activists, citizens, and politicians were moved to action. Protecting our natural environment, and all the initiatives that go along with keeping the Earth safe, are important to people across the globe, and we celebrate the earth and environmental causes to this day on Earth Day every year. Take part in celebrating, honoring, and helping the Earth here in SLO county, with the 27th Annual SLO County Earth Day Fair this Saturday!
The event takes place at the El Chorro Regional Park just north of San Luis Obispo, and is free to people of all ages and pet friendly. At the event, you can connect with organizations, businesses, government agencies, schools, and students – all of whom share a common goal to improve our environment, economy, and community.
Earth Day, while about celebrating geological diversity and our natural planet, also is a place to look to the future. SLO County will include March for Science activities, which include the Green Car Show, Eco Marketplace, and more – activities that advance scientific innovation in order to keep our Earth greener and safer.
There’s a lot to learn at the Earth Day Festival, but also plenty of fun. You’ll have the chance to listen to inspiring words by accomplished speakers, and be motivated to change the world. Live performances by over four bands on two different stages will keep you entertained, and offer a variety of musical genres, from the banjo melodies and lush harmonies of The Erin English Band to African and Latin dance rhythms from Mama Tumba. And local food and beverage vendors will also be on site.
The best way to celebrate Earth Day is to support the community and get involved, which is why this awesome festival is a great use of your Saturday. May we continue to value the Earth, and work together to keep it safe, for generations to come.