2018 Earth Day Oak Cliff is being organized by Green Source DFW and its parent nonprofit, The Memnosyne Institute on Sunday, April 15th from 11am to 6pm at Lake Cliff Park, 300 E. Colorado Blvd. The grassroots eco-friendly celebration will kick off with a timed 5K run and 1-mile walk, followed by opening ceremonies at 11am. Expect a variety of entertainment, educational activities, artisans, and edibles for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores alike! New this year is a Green Man and Mother Nature contest to encourage folks to dress up in their favorite nature-themed costumes. Fellow earthlings, don’t miss this revitalized annual area event to honor Mother Earth and explore sustainable solutions to the growing needs and impact of globalization and societal challenges. Try riding your bike, walking or ride-sharing to the park venue!
The History of Earth Day in America dates to April 22, 1970, when the Environmental Teach-In held a nationwide day of environmental education and activism, now called Earth Day. The event was inspired and organized by environmental activist and U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. Earth Day events are currently held in more than 193 countries, and focus on green living, environmental protection and the core values of humanity in relation to the global community.