2012 Earth Day Festival is Saturday at Heifer Village

If you’ve never visited Heifer International’s campus in downtown Little Rock, tomorrow will be a great day to go do so.  It is a fascinating place. Experience Earth Day as it comes to Heifer International Village Saturday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Animals from Heifer Ranch in Perryville will be on hand and there will be earth friendly activities for visitors. This family fun day also includes exhibit hunts, crafts and other happenings which are positive learning experiences for all. There will be hands-on demonstrations demonstrating how to be earth-conscious by recycling and reusing whenever possible. The Elevate Stage, where visitors learn about all sorts of green topics, from yoga to raw food, returns this year. Music, lectures on ways to green your life and samples of holistic health services will be part of the festivities. Food items will be available for purchase.

Events just for kids include a rock-climbing wall, tie-dyeing and crafts like making a recycled musical instrument. The Arkansas Sustainability Network will choose the winning entries from its Innovation Alley creative contest for children grades K-12.

At 11 a.m. the second annual Great Cloth Diaper Change takes place. Purpose of the event is to help spread the word on the many benefits to baby, budget and the earth when a family chooses cloth diapers. Arkansas parents join with others around the globe to try to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest simultaneous worldwide diaper change.

Learn more at www.ArkansasEarthDay.org or www.heifer.org/heifervillage or call 501-907-8800.

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