This Saturday, April 25th is the James River Fest! Come out to Eco-Discovery Park from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM for free boat rides, kayaking, bike tours, live music, and plenty of vendors to check out. This family-friendly event includes fun, hands-on educational activities. At 11:30 we will have an organized bicycle ride to tour the Capital Bike Trail. Admission to the festival is free.
Most people know about Earth Day celebrated on April 22nd every year in support of environmental protection and conservation. But Earth Hour is a newer celebration. In 2007, Australia started a lights-off event in Sydney to raise awareness about climate change. Since then, Earth Hour has spread to 162 countries and territories. For one hour, between 8:30 and 9:30 PM local time, participants turn off the lights in their residences and businesses.
Earth Hour 2015 is being celebrated on Saturday March 28th this year.
Earth Hour is “not just about saving energy for one hour; it’s about going beyond the hour with lasting, behavior-changing actions for a sustainable planet.”