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Posted on: April 19, 2016

[ARCHIVED] City of Fayetteville Earth Day Events 2016 on Thursday and Saturday

Earth Day Events

For Immediate Release

April 19, 2016

CONTACT: Lee Porter
Sustainability and Resilience Project Coordinator(479) 575-8268

City of Fayetteville Earth Day Events 2016 on Thursday and Saturday

In celebration of Earth Day, the City of Fayetteville is hosting two events – both are free to the public.

“JUST EAT IT!” FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION: The documentary film “Just Eat It!” features filmmakers and food-lovers Jen and Grant, who dive into the issue of food waste. What they find is truly shocking. From farm, through retail, and all the way to the back of their own refrigerator – Jen and Grant catch a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America; they pledge to quit grocery shopping and survive only on discarded food. Learn more about “Just Eat It!” on the film’s website and click here to watch a preview.

Join the City of Fayetteville for a “Just Eat It!” screening and discussion on Thursday, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fayetteville Public Library located at 401 W. Mountain Street.

“WILD ABOUT EARTH DAY” EVENT: Join City of Fayetteville staff and other residents for “Wild About Earth Day” – an event celebrating Earth Day. Help scatter wildflower seeds and clean up litter along the portions of the Razorback Regional Greenway in Fayetteville on Saturday, April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will start at the Marion Orton Recycling Center located at 735 W. North Street.

Participants will be picking up litter along sections of the trail that are in need of attention and planting wildflower seeds that support monarch butterfly habitat. All participants will receive a bag of wildflower seeds to take home. Trash bags and pinchers will be provided by the City of Fayetteville. City staff will collect the bags of litter from drop-off points along the trail.

In the spirit of Earth Day, participants are encouraged to walk or bike to this event; bicycle parking will be available at the Marion Orton Recycling Center. Vehicle parking is available across the street from the recycling center in the parking lot behind the laundromat.

To sign up for this event please contact Kristina Jones at 479.444.3467 or

The events have been organized by City staff and public participants. The events are being coordinated by the City of Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department, Sustainability and Resilience Department, and Recycling and Trash Collection Division. For more information contact Lee Porter at 479.575.8268 or


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