Annual Earth Day Celebration takes a break this year

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on February 27, 2019 with No Comments

The Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction board agreed to cancel the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration in April. The Porter County Expo Center, the venue the event has called home since 2012, will be wrapping up major renovations through May and will not be available.

“We did not find another venue that can accommodate our needs,” said Therese Haller, executive director of Porter County Recycling. “We normally have 70 exhibitors, entertainment, activities, and more than 2,000 attendees.

“We felt we would alienate many of our faithful vendors and not have adequate space for the festivities many have come to enjoy and expect,” she continued.

The next Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration is scheduled for April 18, 2020, at the Porter County Expo Center.

“Next year, we’ll be in a renovated facility with a new sound system, both of which will take the event to a new level,” she said. “We really hope everyone will join us to celebrate the planet and learn how to reduce their impact.”

In the meantime, Haller suggested everyone take time in April to do something to benefit the environment.

“The Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration may be on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean you can’t commemorate the occasion another way,” she said. “Plant a tree, learn to compost, pick up a green read, host an eco-swap, become a better recycler or clean up litter in your subdivision; these are all great examples of ways to make a difference in the environment.”

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is an agency dedicated to improving the environment and quality of life by providing services and educational programs which help residents reduce, reuse, and recycle.

For more information and program schedules visit www.PorterCountyRecycling.org

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