Earth Day Fort Walton Beach
Join us we celebrate Earth Day Fort Walton Beach 2021!
On April 22, 1970, millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development.
In the U.S. and around the world, smog was becoming deadly and evidence was growing that pollution led to developmental delays in children. Biodiversity was in decline as a result of the heavy use of pesticides and other pollutants. The global ecological awareness was growing, and the US Congress and President Nixon responded quickly. In July of the same year, they created the Environmental Protection Agency, and robust environmental laws such as the Clean Water Act and the Endangered Species Act, among many.
Earth Day is now a global event each year, and we believe that more than 1 billion people in 192 countries now take part in what is the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. It is a day of political action and civic participation. People march, sign petitions, meet with their elected officials, plant trees, clean up their towns and roads. Corporations and governments use it to make pledges and announce sustainability measures. Faith leaders, including Pope Francis, connect Earth Day with protecting God’s greatest creations, humans, biodiversity and the planet that we all live on. (Source: Earth Day Network)
Join us for an Earth Day Celebration, “Earth Festival,” in Fort Walton Beach on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Liza Jackson Park (near the Dog Park),
338 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548. Prior to the start of the event, our partner, Coastal Community Clean-up, will host a clean-up from 10 am – 11:00 am. Arrive early so the clean up can get started. Wear loose clothes, comfortable shoes, bring water (not in a plastic bottle please), and sunscreen. See you there!!
The intent of Earth Day Fort Walton Beach
is to educate the public and increase awareness about environmental and social issues at local, regional, and global levels to engage, empower, and encourage public involvement towards positive resolutions.
Like us and stay up to date on our event at our Earth Day FWB Facebook page
Earth Day Fort Walton Beach is proud to be a partner with Earth Day Network.