The Arkansas Earth Day Foundation wants everyone to help keep Arkansas The Natural State by learning how easy it is to be “green.” A celebration of the 10th year of promoting a cleaner way of living is April 20 on the grounds of Heifer International in downtown Little Rock.
The festive environment includes an array of children’s activities, the Great Diaper Change, the Tye Dye booth, and numerous food vendors. The children’s area includes the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Education Aquarium, a 1,500-gallon exhibit showcasing the fish found in Arkansas waters. The jump zone allows kids to expend some energy while having fun for just $5 for the whole day.
Again this year participating parents will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for changing cloth diapers by taking part in the Great Diaper Change. Also returning are the popular Tye Dye booth where visitors bring their own shirts and dye them for $3. Earth Day festival shirts are available for $5. Additional booths featuring educational materials explaining simple steps people can take for a greener lifestyle will be on-site.
Live music will be presented throughout the day. Interstate Buffalo is back performing an “electrified guitar experience of rhythm and blues. Food booths manned by such popular environmentally-friendly businesses as The Green Cart Deli, the Café @ Heifer, Green Cuisine, and Loblolly Creamery, which makes organic and gluten-free ice cream.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and everyone is welcome. While you’re in the area, be sure and visit Heifer International. It’s a great entertaining and educational facility.