Earth Day Around the World Focus of Reno Celebration

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Multi-faith invocation at Earth Day Reno April 26, 2015
Multi-faith invocation at Earth Day Reno April 26, 2015.

Reno’s 2017 Earth Day Celebration is Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Idlewild Park. Opening ceremonies will kick off the event starting at 10:30 a.m. on the “Earth Day Around the World” Stage with a multi-faith invocation lead by religious statesman Rajan Zed. The invocation will include Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Native American, and Baha’i prayers focused on a healthier environment and respecting the nature of the planet we live on. The invocation will be followed by a presentation of the colors by Reed High School Navy JROTC color guard and finally an address by City of Reno Councilmember Naomi Duerr.

 The purpose of the Earth Day Around the World area is to highlight some of the perspectives of other cultures on environmental concerns. While modern US culture may be concerned with how to recycle more, reduce use of carbon fuels, or eat healthier – for many cultures across the world the environmental concerns are still about access to clean drinking water and successful permaculture. Please come visit some amazing organizations working to solve issues across the entire planet we share.

Earth Day 2016
Earth Day 2016

 The “Earth Day Around the World” Stage will also host performances throughout the event from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. from local groups including the Reno World Dance Collective, Asha World Dancers, Paradise Dance Company, TNT PDC Cheer & Dance, as well as host the Upcycled Trashion Show and Earth Day Costume Contest.

 More information at www.renoearthday.org. 

About Reno Earth Day
Reno’s annual Earth Day celebration on the Truckee River. Twenty acres of Idlewild Park transform into over 350 exhibits and activities for all ages. Arts & crafts, sustainability businesses and resources and local non-profit organizations. Activities include 4 stages of entertainment, specialty foods, local breweries, workshops, rallies, games and prizes.  The theme for 2017: The Natural World, Clean and Green Technologies and Many Cultures.

About Mercury Momentum
We are a volunteer run 501(c)3 organization in Reno, NV that seeks to inspire personal action and positive change through educational activities and events that promote greater awareness of multicultural heritage and diversity, social and environmental responsibility, creativity, expression and community spirit.

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