Fayetteville Earth Day festivities kick off April 5

B-Earth day cards designed by students from Fayetteville Public Schools decorate East Square Plaza for Earth Day 2010.

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Earth Day will be recognized by most folks on April 22 this year, but here in Fayetteville, organizers are planning on getting an early start.

Local Earth Day festivities kick off Thursday, April 5 at East Square Plaza on the downtown Fayetteville square.

The events are set to begin at 10 a.m. with a Fayetteville Forward Community Engagement fair facilitated by the city’s community outreach coordinator, Julie McQuade.

From 1 to 2 p.m., Vahida Zamani from the Fayetteville Forward Group will lead a workshop called Experiential Collaboration.

There’s an Eco-Tradeshow at 2 p.m. featuring showcases by local green businesses, en electric car show, and other exhibits.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan will make a proclamation on Fayetteville’s commitment to advancing sustainability at 6 p.m., and the festivities will conclude with a B-Earth Day party (get it?) featuring live music by Snake Eyes and The Bug Band, a “trashion” fashion show, an art auction, a potluck, and more.

For more information about Earth Day festivities planned in Fayetteville, visit earthdaynwa.com.