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Northfield Earth Day 2020

Northfield Earth Day 2020 – Covid-19

In light of the most recent developments regarding the spread of Covid-19, the Northfield Earth Day committee is working to adjust plans for local celebrations of Earth Day, adhering to current state and federal guidelines and avoiding undue risks to public health.

There will be no large gathering at the Armory, nor will many of the other larger-scale events be taking place downtown, but look for upcoming announcements regarding possibilities for, among other things, “plugging in” online instead (who knew our 2020 theme would turn out to be so fitting?). We are hopeful that we can still offer exciting opportunities for sharing in the protection and celebration of our incredible (and sometimes scary) planet, especially during times when celebrations and outlets for education or inspiration might be more helpful and needed than usual.

Please stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for further details as they’re determined in the coming weeks. Take care, everyone.

-Northfield Earth Day committee

Northfield Earth Day 2020 Press Release

Northfield’s 11th Perennial Earth Day Celebration will offer exciting events for all ages throughout town the morning of April 25th, including tree plantings at the Carleton Arboretum, a trash clean up around town, tours of the Carleton’s Geothermal Energy System and Net Zero Goals, the building of an additional boulevard garden for “Free Food Help Yourself,” and more.

Our plans are to close the street on Division between 5th and 6th in front of the Armory at 11:00 am. The Bookmobile is scheduled, along with an Earth Day Morning Story Time and Art Projects for kids put on by the Northfield Public Library and the Northfield Arts Guild. Dick’s Sanitation educational trailer will be there, along with several electric vehicles. There will be a tent with local music, Riverwalk Market Fair vendors, exciting kid’s activities, and food offerings by food trucks, B & L Pizza and the VFW.

Inside the Armory, we will have our “Sustainable Action and Idea Fair” where local businesses and organizations will be sharing sustainable products and ideas with our attendees. We will then have an Earth Day Keynote speaker and break-out sessions with several different local sustainable organizations, where participants will have the opportunity to “Plug Into” Climate Action initiatives to help move the actualization of Northfield’s Climate Action Plan forward.

Our day ends with a Contra Dance in Armory Square with a local band and amazing caller for the dance.

We hope you can stop in and join us on the road to a healthy earth for the health of all!