Friday, September 23 2022

Next month, the North Georgia Conservation Coalition and the Bowen Center for the Arts will host the annual Earth Day event, featuring a poster contest and exhibit, silent auction, electric vehicle exhibit and information on ways to save the planet.

According to a statement from the North Georgia Conservation Coalition, this year’s Earth Day event is themed “Investing in Our Planet” and will take place at the Bowen Center for the Arts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 23.

The annual poster contest and exhibit will feature Earth Day posters made by dozens of children in the Dawson County school system. Posters will be judged first by DCS art educators, and finalists will be selected by a panel of independent judges. Prizes will be awarded by level during the event.

In addition to the poster contest, the event will include children’s crafts, singing and face-painting activities, a food tent, door prizes, a silent auction and an electric vehicle (EV) display. .

The event will also feature several local, state and national organizations providing information to event attendees on how to help conserve the planet. According to the release, there will be opportunities to learn about tree canopy and reforestation, eliminating food waste, reducing carbon emissions, conserving soil, reducing energy costs, keeping clean water sources, plastic reduction and reuse, and organic farming and gardening.

Parking for the event will be free in the Dawson County Junior High School parking lot. For more information, visit https://www.ngacc.org/earth-day-2022 or contact North Georgia Conservation Coalition Director Bette Holland at [email protected]

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