North Carolina's largest sustainability festival, Planet Earth Celebration, returns to downtown Raleigh on April 16.
The festival will showcase living sustainably, and for the first time, an e-cycling drive-through will be at the event. More than 100 exhibitors and vendors will highlight ways people can make earth-conscious decisions and live sustainably.
Expert advice will be given on organic farming, "going green" at home, conserving water and energy, green landscaping, healthy community building and other sustainability-related topics.
Earth-friendly fare will be available at the event, along with live music, which includes the Junkman, who uses 100-precent recycled trash instruments to make music.
There will also be a "Gallery of Hope and Doom," an art installation featuring works created from recycled objects, as well as a 30-by-30-foot Repurposed Cardboard Kingdom, created by the Capitol Cardboard Constructionists of the Paperhand Puppet Intervention and The Cardboard Tech Instant-tute.
Other activities include creative re-use craftmaking with The Scrap Exchange,
Behemoth Bowling with an enormous upcycled plastic bag tumbleweed, musical Trash Marches and lemonade smoothies with the Burt’s Bees Bicycle Blenders.
The free public event will take place in and around the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences and at the State Capitol grounds from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
The Planet Earth Celebration is presented by Burt's Bees and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.