The 7th Annual Earth Day Community Celebration co-sponsored by Citizens Energy Group and Indianapolis Power & Light Company returns with more than 65 hands-on, environmentally-friendly activities by almost 50 exhibitors (see list of activities below). This year, help us celebrate Israel at 70. And plan to stay for the day with live music on the WTTS stage and food trucks. Also the JCC Farmers Market will be open and there will be a community yoga class. FREE admission. Voluntary donations welcome.
This Year’s Highlights
Celebration of Israel at 70
The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut, or Israel Independence Day, beginning with family activities from 10 am—noon. Kids will create portraits of famous Israelis using everyday objects, make a map of Israel out of cardboard and other recycled materials, use upcycled fabric to put together an Israeli flag, and more!
Kibbutz Lotan and Center for Creative Ecology.
Founded in 1983, Kibbutz Lotan is located in the Negev desert in southern Israel and is an “eco-Jewish community educating its children to love and protect the environment.” The Center for Creative Ecology, established in 1997 at the Kibbutz has become a world class training, research and demonstration center for technologies related to having a healthier and more sustainable community. The focus is on “organic food production, ecological building methods, appropriate technologies, and permaculture design.” Alex Cicelsky, founder of Kibbutz Lotan and the Center for Creative Ecology was born in New York and consults and lectures around the world on permaculture and community planning, sustainable design technologies, passive solar design of energy efficient buildings and environmental ethics. At Earth Day Community Celebration, Alex will lead several groups in the construction of geodesic domes.
This Year’s Theme: May the Forest Be With You!
6701 Hoover Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46260
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