Morgantown Earth Day 2020
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Morgantown's 50th anniversary Earth Day event cancelled
Saturday April 18, 2020, 10AM - 3PM
Morgantown Farmers Market Pavilion, Spruce St. downtown
All are invited to attend this family and kid-friendly event featuring local and student groups working for environmental justice and climate action along with science and art activities, exhibits, live music, local artisans, and food.
Exhibitors - Environmental & Childrens' Groups
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Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia
Morgantown Municipal Green Team
Morgantown Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)
West Virginia Botanical Garden
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Bare Mountain Studio
Rate of Knots
The Morgantown 50th Anniversary Earth Day event is organized and hosted by the Mon Group of the WV Sierra Club and co-sponsored by Morgantown Citizen's Climate Lobby and WV Climate Action
Plan to spend the day in Morgantown and stop by the many community events scheduled for April 18:
Opening Day for Trails Celebration & Handmade Market Noon – 5-m on Mon River RailTrail, Caperton Trail Section Hosted by Mon River Trails Conservancy and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
1st Annual Morgantown Pride Parade & Block Party Parade 10am-11:30am on High Street, followed by Pride Block Party on Arch St. at the Greenmont Arch in historic Greenmont neighborhood
Exhibitors - Environmental & Childrens Groups
Friends of the Cheat works to restore, preserve, and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed.
Solar United Neighbors is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to representing the needs and interests of solar owners and supporters. They’ve been helping people go solar, join together, and fight for their energy rights since 2007.
Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia has a mission to conserve the region’s wild birds through research, education, and rehabilitation. Its non-releasable birds and volunteers travel to schools, libraries, scout camps, and elsewhere to teach audiences about the importance of birds and the ecosystems we share.
Morgantown Municipal Green Team was created in 2007 by the City of Morgantown to advise the City Manager and City Council on matters relating to environmental sustainability in public policy, planning, education, departmental management, and development. The Green Team pursues initiatives that fall within the framework of the City’s current 10-year Comprehensive Plan.
Morgantown Art Party holds numerous shows, fundraisers, and other events each month which are made possible by hardworking volunteers and generous donations. They run a very creative, DIY-style operation that works with local artists and musicians to bring the community a different kind of gallery/venue.
Morgantown Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a citizen-based organization building support in Congress and in our local community for a national bipartisan solution to climate change—a carbon fee and dividend. Morgantown CCL is one of more than 400 local CCL chapters across the U.S. Email: morgantownCCL@gmail.com
Mountaineers for Progress is a non-partisan association advocating for progressive causes and educating the citizens of West Virginia on those issues.
WV Herb Association is a non-profit, educational organization whose mission is to promote ethical and environmentally sound propagation, cultivation, harvest and use of herbs in West Virginia.
West Virginia Botanical Garden at Tibbs Run Preserve seeks to foster learning, inspiration, and well-being through the beauty and wonder of plants, the natural environment, and culturally enriching experiences.
Moms Clean Air Force is a community of over one million moms and dads across the country united against air pollution—including the urgent crisis of our changing climate—to protect our children’s health. The organization supports local projects that help reduce air pollution, fight climate change, and improve the health of our children and families.
Mountaineers for Green Design implements green campus concepts and initiatives to support and improve sustainability at West Virginia University.
West Virginia Climate Action is a grassroots initiative based in Morgantown created to connect and mobilize West Virginians to take action on climate change by opening conversations at all levels, from homes and schools to businesses and government. Email: WVClimateAction@gmail.com; WV Climate Action Facebook
Bare Mountain Studio has tested and tried hundreds of combinations of EcoPrint dyeing using natural leaves, berries, flowers and bark to create modern and naturally dyed clothing you’ll love—and it’s good for the earth! Owner Mindi Rockwell also creates pottery, her true passion: mugs, bowls, and jewelry with drippy glazes and fun decal transfers to brighten any home! Email: email@example.com
Rate of Knots Alexandra Burns is a local artisan that focuses on macramé and fiber crafts. At the Earth Day event, Rate of Knots Macrame will feature planter hangers, macramé jewelry and wallhangings using homemade naturally-dyed cotton cord and hemp. Items are inspired by the beauty found in nature, the natural form of the materials and made with consideration towards a future influenced by climate change. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hippie Hobbies is a small business co-owned and operated by artists and partners Rachael Kesecker and Sean Donovan who work from their small Morgantown attic apartment. Each artist brings their own unique style in creating a variety of items available for sale, including terrariums, earrings, pendants, hand-thrown potted plants, paintings, and more. Email: email@example.com
The Plant Cult at Hillside For the plant obsessed. The Plant Cult at Hillside is a family owned and operated greenhouse/nursery in Morgantown, WV offering exotic and tropical plants locally and online.