EarthFest: A Celebration for the Earth

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

How do you plan on celebrating Earth Day this year?

EarthFest 2016, Temple University Ambler's annual outdoor educational festival celebrating Earth Day, is just around the corner. For the first time in several years, EarthFest will be held on Earth Day!

EarthFest 2016 will be held on Friday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. ADMISSION IS FREE!

"This will be our 14th EarthFest celebration. This is a tremendous achievement. EarthFest has become an essential part of sharing what Temple University Ambler does best - promoting environmental stewardship in our communities," - EarthFest Coordinator Susan Spinella-Sacks.

That first EarthFest, held on Earth Day in 2003, welcomed about 1,500 visitors and 40 exhibitors. EarthFest has only continued to grow and last year welcomed 6,000 visitors!

Action News meteorologist Melissa Magee is EarthFest 2016's emcee, returning for her seventh year!

Hosted by the Temple University Center for Sustainable Communities, EarthFest 2016 will be held at:

Temple University Ambler Campus

580 Meetinghouse Road,

Ambler, PA 19002

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The mission of EarthFest is to promote environmental awareness using sustainable concepts, methods, and practices to protect and preserve our environment. Organizations, businesses, colleges, high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools, and individuals demonstrate sustainable concepts and technologies, and provide interactive educational displays, activities, and much more!

EarthFest is one of the most successful and highly anticipated events of the year at Temple University Ambler. It is central to our core values of student-centered learning, respect for the environment, and community engagement. Thousands of students from all over the region come together and spend time learning about the world in which we live and the interconnected systems on which the lives of people and animals depend. There is perhaps no other environmental event in the region that accomplishes this much in a single day.

Exhibitors at EarthFest 2016

More than 85 exhibitors, ranging from non-profit watershed groups to for-profit businesses and high school and middle school student organizations, present their ideas, projects, and initiatives in ways that intrigue and attract young people. EarthFest 2016 will welcome 32 student exhibits this year, well above any previous year!

Exhibitors for 2016 will also include the Philadelphia Zoo, The Franklin Institute, Elmwood Park Zoo, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Insectarium, Barn Nature Center, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dow, PECO Energy and dozens more.

One of the primary goals of the Center for Sustainable Communities is developing partnerships within the surrounding communities. We believe EarthFest is a perfect opportunity for area businesses, organizations, municipal groups, and schools to get involved and work toward developing sustainable communities for today and tomorrow.

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