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First Earth Day Parade coming to Nelson

By Contributor
April 15th, 2018

The West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative are hosting the First Earth Day Parade in Nelson on Sunday (April 22) with the theme of innovative ways to “Live Green” . 

This environmentally friendly parade will be free of gas-powered vehicles and participants are encouraged to keep within the “Live Green” theme by making banners and posters stating how they “Live Green.” This can be the way they conduct their business, mode of transport, eating habits, energy conservation, or any other way they consciously live their lives environmentally-friendly. 

The Parade will start at 3 p.m. at the Railway Visitor’s Centre and end at Hall Street Plaza with music from The Hillties , as well as speakers, food, and arts & crafts. Don’t forget to save your bottles. Volunteers will be collecting beverage containers as part of a bottle drive to raise funds for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. Anyone arriving dressed in costume will have a chance to win some great prizes. 

Celebrations at Hall Street Plaza will conclude at 5:30 p.m., with a free Paul Hanley talk to follow at 7 p.m. at St. Saviours Church , an event sponsored by the Nelson Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative.

Journalist, environmentalist and author, Paul Hanley has received high acclaim and numerous awards for his writings on the environment, sustainable development and agriculture. 

Hanley will be speaking about his latest book ELEVEN , on the future of humanity and what it means to the survival of future generations when the population reaches eleven billion by the end of this century. He argues that a sustainable future will require an ethical revolution, one that will wholly transform humankind, reshaping its inner life and external conditions. 

Any group wishing to participate and walk in the parade should arrive early to register and can email or fill out this entry form.

Come celebrate the environmental work being done in the Nelson community and join them in raising the global issue of caring for our earth. 


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