It was a long walk from the Capital Metro, but I finally made it to Earth Day ATX. Just over the gate there’s a band, dozens of booths and vendors, and tons of activities and food!
Earth Day ATX was held at the beautiful Huston-Tillotson University. Booths and activities were spread all across campus. From giant fields to campus parking lots, the University provided the perfect spaces for Earth Day ATX.
Earth Day ATX was filled with interesting, Earth-saving information. At this particular station, I learned all about the benefits of composting, and how to make my own compost right at home!
This booth gave me goosebumps as soon as I walked up! Here, I learned all about the health benefits of eating bugs, how to cook them, and all the places in the world where this diet is completely normal.
At this stand I was told all about the advantages of raising chickens in my own backyard. From fresh, artificial hormone-free eggs to having a cute, feathery friend, this stand almost convinced me to invest in some of my own yard chickens!
After a little bit of begging, Joseph- with the help of his dad, Mark- finally convinced the owner of the 12-pound rooster to let him out of the cage so they could pet him. This is the second Earth Day ATX celebration that Joseph and Mark have been to together.
Inside on of the University’s gyms I met Heather. This is Heather’s first time to ever experience virtual reality. Inside the goggles, she said she saw the Rain Forrest!
What is Earth Day without a little acroyoga? All of the hustle and bustle around them never once affected their focus and precision. I got a chance to talk to the yogis, Linda and Brandon, and found out that they have been acroyoga partners for five years!
One of the vendors was selling handmade, clay arrowheads. Like snowflakes, every single arrow head was one of a kind. After you picked out which one you wanted, you could turn the arrow head into a necklace or keep it as is!
As I was waiting my turn to make a necklace, the woman in front of me was having a hard time picking out which arrow head she wanted. After a minute or two of consideration, the green and purple one was the winner!
I got the chance to see Riders Against the Storm perform on the Earth Stage. This husband and wife hip-hop/rap duo have one message to the world- “Come and party with us!”
I could smell this fruity and fresh lemonade before I could even see it! I wasn’t even thirsty, but the sweet scent of pineapple and mango that surrounded the area convinced me otherwise. Picking which one I wanted was one of the hardest things I had to do all day!
After asking which one was the most popular, I decided to go with the fan-favorite, Cucumber Water Lemonade. It was so crisp and refreshing, that I even got a refill.
At the Building Area station, kids could explore and embrace their inner architect. Here, kids could take a break from learning about all the cool Earth Day information, and let their creativity shine!
Check out these works of art! Sarah and Bella got their face painted to look like animals straight out of a fairy tail. Sarah and Bella love animals and nature and have been best friends for three years.