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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Press Release:

Earth Day Pensacola Festival to be held April 18 at Bayview Park
University of West Florida Hosts Earth Day Symposium on April 22

The University of West Florida will host an Environmental Symposium as part of this year’s Earth Day Pensacola celebrations. The Symposia will be held on Earth Day, April 22 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the University Commons Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The Environmental Symposium is in addition to the Earth Day Pensacola Festival, which will be celebrated on April 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bayview Community Center and Park.

Earth Day Pensacola’s mission is to bring together the community with local, state, and federal agencies; environmental and educational non-profits; and local businesses to take stock of the remaining resources of Mother Earth, to evaluate progress made during the past year in conserving and enhancing the health of the environment, and to set goals for the future of our Planet Earth.

The symposium at UWF is titled “Climate Change, Facts and Opinions” The symposium this year will be a panel discussion on climate change by professionals from a variety of fields. The symposium will be held in a town hall meeting fashion, the public is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate.

Festival activities on April 18 at Bayview Community Center and Park will include a wide variety of foods, yoga, dance, a climbing wall, bouncers and a live animal exhibit. Music will be held on the pier this year. We will also have our community music session at noon; everyone is encouraged to bring drums and other instruments and join in; children are especially encouraged to participate. Local farmers will be offered free booth space to sell their goods to the community and to raise public awareness.

Earth Day Pensacola is a non-profit organization and is made possible by many generous sponsors, including City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation, Escambia County Department of Solid Waste Management, Ever’man Natural Foods, Artist Steve Blair, Energy Services of Pensacola and more. If you would like to help sponsor this event you can get your logo on the billboard and t-shirts if we confirm your sponsorship by February 20, 2009.

For more information contact Earth Day Pensacola Director, Chasidy Hobbs at (850) 474-2735 or e-mail or visit


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