On Earth Day, we celebrate all the gifts the world and nature make available to us. We recognize our complete dependence on its bounty. And we acknowledge the need for good stewardship to preserve its fruits for future generations.

John Hoeven
EARTH DAY : APRIL 22, 2020
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REDISCOVERING OUR GIFTS

Friends 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration & Energy Fair 2020

When: Wednesday, April 22nd (10am-4pm)
Where: Lumberyard parking lot, Cruz Bay


Please join the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park as we celebrate our ability to work and live sustainably in the Virgin Islands! The 10th Annual Earth Day Celebration will be held on April 22, 2020 in partnership with Virgin Islands National Park and the Island Green Living Association at the Lumberyard parking lot. The event will host a variety of local businesses, organizations, artisans, educators and community leaders highlighting choices that build resiliency in our community today. The event includes a free raffle to win a native tree sapling, gardening and composting workshops, info session on solarizing your home, food and music!

Each year Friends puts together the annual environmental fair commemorating Earth Day. This event is attended by virtually all school children on St. John and focuses on the fields of natural and cultural resources, renewable energy, recycling, coral reef preservation, and environmental education.

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!  In celebration of the hallmark, and to raise awareness locally about the growing global crisis with single-use plastics encroaching upon our local delicate and over-worked waste management system (within not just the VI Park Service, but the USVI Territory as a whole) the Friends is participating in a series of events, seminars, trail and beach cleanups during the month of April to help share promote environmentally conscience decision-making strategies tailored for life on St. John.

Schedule of Events:

Student Earth Day Celebration
9:30-10:00am Litter Stomp Parade (featuring the "Litter Critter" and made possible with the support of Virgin Islands Waste Management)
10:00-11:00am Eco-Games & Energy Fair
11:00am Poster Competition

Community Picnic
12:00pm
*Snacks for youth provided by Friends of VI National Park and Starfish Grocery. Seniors and Sanitation Workers luncheon.

Native Tree Community Giveaway
12:30pm
*In partnership with the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, the Friends of Virgin Islands National Park will be giving away 200 native tree saplings to the first 200 community members who enter the free raffle. Drawing will be held at 12:30pm, must be present to win.

Energy Fair
1:00-4:00pm
*Local businesses, artisans, educators, and community leaders highlighting choices that build resiliency in our community today. 

Sustainability Sessions
1:30-2:00pm Friends of VINP
“It’s Not Easy Being Green” Green Hospitality 101
2:00-2:30pm Island Green Living Association
2:30-3:00pm Solarize St. John
3:00-3:30pm Pop-up Eco-Station Refill Party

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Effective March 30, 2020

BEACH CLEAN UPS

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