Participate in the Upcoming Earth Day on the Historic Rutherford County Square

Mar 31, 2023 at 02:19 pm by WGNS News

It is once again time to sign up to be part of Rutherford County’s 22nd Annual Earth Day Celebration! Middle Tennessee Electric’s Amy Byers told WGNS News… The event will be on April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the historic public square in downtown Murfreesboro.

Local organizations can participate in the upcoming event to make it a success. The application deadline is Friday, April 7. This year’s theme is “Renew Rutherford Together.”

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year, on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.

This year, volunteers and groups are coming together to “Renew Rutherford Together.”  It is up to each and every one of us to do our part, not just because we care about the natural world but because we live on it. We all need a healthy Earth to support our jobs, livelihoods, health & survival, and happiness. Our community depends on it!

Rutherford County’s Earth Day Celebration aims to educate and mobilize the community into action. This year, Middle Tennessee Electric is asking those who set up a booth at the event to make sure it reflects the theme of “Renew Rutherford Together.” Some examples of how the theme could be used are renewable energy, keeping our rivers and streams clean, recycling, planting pollinating plants to support bees and butterflies, or supporting the use of sustainable products.

There is also an Earth Day poster contest that is open to local school students in grades kindergarten through 12th. Poster designs should be focused on this year’s theme of, "What can we do to renew Rutherford together?" Some examples include: Recycling, saving water, saving energy, planting trees, etc. More Information Here:

The Earth Day posters can be submitted now through Friday, April 14th, 2023 at 4:00pm. The winning poster and the posters that are picked as finalists, will be on display at the 2023 Rutherford County Earth Day Celebration on April 22, 2023. 

Again, the actual Earth Day Celebration will be on the historic downtown Murfreesboro square Saturday, April 22nd, between 10AM and 2PM. Get the latest information leading up to Earth Day on the local Earth Day Facebook page:

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