Berks County Earth Day 2020
50th Anniversary of the First National Celebration of Earth Day
EVENT: Berks County Earth Day 2020
WHAT: 50th Anniversary of the First National Celebration of Earth Day
WHEN: Sunday, September 27, 2020 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Reading City Park Bandshell; 11th and Washington Streets; Reading, PA
CONTACTS: Kevin Lugo & Bill Litvin
Co-Chairs, Berks County Earth Day Committee
FACEBOOK: Berks County Earth Day Committee
EVENT LINK: https://www.facebook.com/events/558506978073657/
The Berks County Earth Day Committee recognizes the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 Virus, and will reschedule the Berks County Earth Day Celebration. In an effort to comply with government restrictions and prioritize the health and safety of their volunteers, vendors and community residents, the celebration will now take place in Reading on Sunday, September 27, 2020. The family friendly event will be free to the public and held rain or shine. Guests are welcome to join in celebrating the 50th Anniversary, commemorating the first National Earth Day back in 1970. The day will include educational lectures and activities suitable for all ages. There will be hands-on demonstrations, artisan vendors, local cuisine, interactive children’s activities, art installations, live music, entertainment and more! The committee is passionate about educating residents of Berks County on environmental awareness and the challenges our planet is facing today. Topics of discussion will include Energy Efficiency, Land and Water Conservation & Usage, Environmental & Social justice, Climate Change, as well as many other environmental and sustainability practices. The first official National Earth Day originates back 50 years ago in 1970, with the help of Senator Gaylord Nelson. It was also the year when President Nixon signed into law the Clean Air Act. Earth Day is nationally observed on April 22. Since 1989, the BCEDC has brought the celebration of Earth Day to Berks County, in partnership with the City of Reading and the Reading Beautification program. Special thanks to event sponsors: City of Reading, East Penn Manufacturing, First Energy, High Construction, Mitsubishi Chemical, Natural Awakenings Magazine, Reading Fightn’ Phils, Thompkins Vist Bank, and UGI, among others. The event is in memory of Bud and Alice Ayers. Sponsorship and vendor opportunities are still available. To volunteer, participate or for more information please contact us or visit the official website www.earthdayberks.org.