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‘Restore our Earth’ Earth Day 2021 picnic at Civic Park

Saturday, 24 Apr
11:00 amto2:00 pm

‘Restore our Earth’ community event and picnic aims to renew focus, action and fun for Earth Day 2021

With floods following fire and pandemic, it’s never been more vital to take care of the planet we live on, and the New England community will have the chance to renew focus and learn more about what they can do at an event being planned around this year’s Earth Day in late April.

It’s all about the Earth … and how we leave it to young people such as Hamish Westhorpe, Angelin and Aben Dennis, and Harry Ashman. Lending their support are Amy Ashman, Maxine Ross, Annette Kilarr, Maria Rummery, Mary and Doug Westhorpe, Jessy George and Dennis Eappon.

‘Restore our Earth’ is a fitting theme for Earth Day 2021, and the community event in Armidale aims to provide opportunities for entertainment and family fun as well as finding out ways we can live more sustainably and care for our world.

‘Restore our Earth’ will take place on Saturday, 24th April, at Civic Park in Armidale from 11am to 2pm. This is to coincide with other Earth Day events being held around the world, including the US Biden administration’s convening of a global climate summit on the actual Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd. Earth Day 2021 is also the 5th Anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement.

The event will invite reflection on the Earth’s needs as well as its gifts, utilising the Civic Park Labyrinth and creating a Deep Time Spiral Walk around the park. The spiral walk, commencing at 12 noon, will lead participants through the billions of years evolution of our planet. It will narrate the immensity of the Earth’s journey giving perspective to the emergence of humanity and the challenges we currently face.

A community circle dance with folk music is planned after the walk, and the vintage and original earth cabaret band Treeloss Lantana are reforming for the occasion. There will be opportunities for climate action and education, and the event will be family friendly with activities for children and young people.

Everyone is invited to get together, bring a picnic lunch and enjoy Civic Park’s spacious atmosphere.  A small number of food and coffee and sustainable goods stalls will be available. The event will be plastic bottle free with water stations provided and will aim to minimise waste.

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