Earth Day Events
Festival Celebrates Green Living
Go Green in the City, an annual festival that celebrates buying local and being green, will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 20, in downtown York. Nearly 1,000 people are expected to attend this fun, family-friendly festival.
Artisans, green-conscious businesses, nonprofits and food and market vendors will set up along North Beaver Street to showcase their eco-friendly products, services, arts and crafts. In addition, participating shops and restaurants throughout downtown York will be offering green-themed events and promotions.
For more information, call 717-849-2331 or visit DowntownYorkPA.com.
Fun-filled Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival
All are welcome at the Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 20, in downtown Mechanicsburg, at Main and Market Streets. This annual event includes live music, eco-friendly exhibitors, kids’ games, food, and more-all centered around honoring our planet. Admission is free. The event is happy to announce the return of Tammi Hessen and the Bumbada Women’s Drummers, as well as Jonathan Frazier.
For more information, visit MechanicsburgEarthDayFestival.com.
Om Baby Hosts Great Cloth Diaper Change Event
Om Baby Pregnancy & Parenting Center will host the Earth Day Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., April 20. The day will include event booths with natural and green living companies and other family-friendly activities. During the festivities, Om Baby will be the Camp Hill site of The Great Diaper Change at 10:30 a.m. In its third year, with more than 100 sites and counting, The Great Cloth Diaper Change, a project of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association, will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 8,251 cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
“Each year, billions of disposable diapers enter landfills, where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever,” says Heather McNamara, executive director of the Real Diaper Association. “Building off the success of last year’s event with 189 qualifying locations in 11 countries, we hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.”
Location: 2201 Rear Market St., Camp Hill. For more information, call 717-761-4975 or visit OmBabyCenter.com.