Earth Day 2016 in OKC

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection and Oklahoma City has several events to help better the planet. OKC has a full weekend of sustainable activities on April 22-April 23, 2016 to celebrate Earthday.

Earth Day Celebration in the Gardens

Friday, April 22 – 10:00am-2:00pm (Free)
Join the Myriad Botanical Gardens for an Earth Day Celebration! Myriad Botanical Gardens are partnering with the Kirkpatrick Foundation, the Nature Conservancy, the Sierra Club, and other nature-lovers for a day of education, music, food, and fun on the Great Lawn.

Ceremonial Tree Planting

Friday, April 22 – Noon-1:00pm (Free)
Join SixTwelve for light snacks as they plant a ceremonial tree that will produce food for years to come.

The Great Cloth Diaper Change

Saturday, April 23, 2016 – 11:00am
The Changing Table will be host to the Oklahoma City site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 23, 2016, the same week as Earth Day. This is the 6th year for our popular international event. We currently have 234 sites in 19 countries, The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break the current World Record of 8,459 babies changed at one time around the world.

Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever. In five successful years of the Great Cloth Diaper Change event, participants have shown 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.

To date, there are more than 60 mom and baby pairs registered to participate in the Oklahoma City event, which equates to approximately 200 people anticipated to be in attendance. The event will take place at 11:00 am in the Plaza District at The Parish, 1757 NW 16th St., Oklahoma City, OK 73106. The local event is sponsored by the Plaza District Association.

In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also be gift bags to the first 50 families in the door, raffle prizes, and fun family-friendly activities. The local event supports the Real Diaper Association and our local cloth diaper bank Cloth Diaper Oklahoma.

For more information or to participate in The Great Cloth Diaper Change in Oklahoma City, please contact 405-290-8862 or visit www.GreatClothDiaperChange.com and click on the map to find information about your local event.

Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange

Saturday, April 23 – 4:00pm-6:00pm (Free)
SixTwelve works toward a community based around growing food. The Friendship Seed & Plant Exchange is a chance for local gardeners and farmers to connect with others who enjoy connecting to nature through growing plants and food. Garden leftovers and plants that need new homes are ideal for sharing at this gathering. The event is open to new and experienced growers.

Community Trash Free Potluck

Saturday, April 23, 6:00pm-7:00pm (Free)
Participants can bring a potluck dish (vegetarian appreciated but not necessary) to share in a community meal at SixTwelve. This is a no trash event so bring your own reuseable plate, silverware and drinks.

Can You Dig This (Film)

Saturday, April 23, 7:00pm-8:20pm (Donations Accepted)
Can You Dig This explores the urban gardening revolution currently taking place in South Central Los Angeles, one of the largest food deserts in the country. The movie follows the inspirational personal journeys of five ‘gangster gardeners,’ all planting the seeds for a better life. The film will be shown at SixTwelve.

Gardening For The Senses: A Placemaking Workshop

Sunday, April 24 – 1:00pm-3:00pm (Donations Accepted)
Join permaculture designers and educators Matt Bowman and Laura Kenedy for a placemaking workshop at SixTwelve. Learn and practice effective tools for designing spaces that evoke desired moods and feelings. Realize the full potential of your yard and develop a deeper connection to your natural landscape. Find inspiration to transform your home landscape into a place that feeds all of your senses.


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Dennis Spielman

I'm Dennis Spielman, the Producer of Uncovering Oklahoma, which I started in 2009 as a way to show that Oklahoma isn't boring. As for about myself, I’m a creative person that writes imaginative stories. I also run The Show Starts Now Studios, which is my umbrella organization for all of my shows I create. Come join me on Patreon as I create content that adds adventure and wonder to peoples' lives. More about my stories and projects are at DennisSpielman.com

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