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Get Ready To Go Green: Exhibitors, volunteers and performers needed for 2016 Earth Day event

By Erin Meyering

Reno earth dayThis year is already well under way. Before you know it, it will be April, and time for Reno’s big Earth Day event, which captures and celebrates Reno’s expanding sustainability efforts and eco-conscious culture. Last year, the single-day event at Idlewild Park set a record when it drew 25,000 attendees.

Because Reno Earth Day continues to grow each year, the event relies heavily on its outstanding volunteer efforts. This year the date is set for Sunday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the organizers of the event are already seeking the latest-and-greatest talent, exhibitors and volunteers to make it all happen.

During the event, special exhibitors will display creative and interactive activities. Organizers are extremely open to new ideas, however space is limited so it’s best to apply early. The exhibiting early bird deadline is Feb. 10. Apply here.

There has also been a call for performers – and the event will feature an extra stage this year through a grant received from the City of Reno Arts & Culture committee. Fill out the submission form on the website by Feb. 29.

How many volunteers do you need for a 25,000 people event? Aproximately 300. Reno Earth Day organizers are hopeful for a spectacular, safe, and inspiring event so they are also recruiting early to make this happen. Just in case you’re on the fence, it’s important to note that April is National Service Month! Volunteer groups can apply and are welcome to serve and work at the event as a team. Just like the other facets of the event, though, arrangements need to be made early.

Interested? Contact the Reno Earth Day team here.

For details on the event itself or on becoming an exhibitor, performer, or volunteer for Reno Earth Day, visit www.renoearthday.com.

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