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Posted on: April 18, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Earth Day Celebration 2023

Text overlay Earth Day Celebration 2023 on deep purple background with City of Murfreesboro.

Middle Tennessee Electric Presents:
Celebrate Earth Day 2023 on Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Downtown Courthouse Square in Murfreesboro! Enjoy local and organic products, live music, food, educational booths, activities for kids and giveaways. This event is FREE! Sponsored in part by the City of Murfreesboro's Parks & Recreation and Water Resources Departments.

For the kids: The Kids Zone is geared for children of all ages and will feature an inflatable, yard games and hands-on activities. There will also be a scavenger hunt for all ages.  Everyone who completes the scavenger hunt will be entered into a drawing to win one of several great prizes.

10 a.m.:   Steel De Boro
11 a.m.:    QuarterLife 
Noon:      Stones River Bluegrass Band 
1 p.m.:     Everybody Drum Some  

Rutherford County’s Earth Day Celebration is a zero-waste event and completely free, thanks to the following event sponsors: Middle Tennessee Electric, Rutherford County, the City of Murfreesboro, the Tennessee Valley Authority, MaxShred, Clark Iron & Metal, Stones River Watershed and Recyclops. 

Note: Backup plan in case of rain: The celebration will be held at Sports*Com, 2310 Memorial Blvd in Murfreesboro. 

History of Earth Day, courtesy National Geographic:
The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.

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