The City of Grande Prairie and County of Grande Prairie invite the public to attend an Earth Day Community Celebration and Tradeshow on Saturday, April 27.

The Energy, Trees, Less Garbage, Please! themed event runs from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Teresa Sargent Hall in the Montrose Cultural Centre. The event features fun, free activities for all ages that range from face painting, to repurposing mason jars into ecofriendly crafts and planters.

The family-friendly afternoon will also host various vendors who will share information on green initiatives and have interactive activities with prize draws.

A live artist will also be at the event to create an art piece by repurposing everyday items such as milk jug bottle caps, plastic straws, and balloons.

“The goal of the event is to show people how to make small, simple, changes that have a big impact on our day-to-day lives,” said Jessica Foley, Environmental Outreach Specialist for the City of Grande Prairie. “The afternoon will be a chance for all-ages to learn about green initiatives available across our region.”

“No matter where you live, committing to a clean and heathy earth is a shared responsibility,” said Jennifer Besinger, Technical Services Manager for the County of Grande Prairie. “As good environmental stewards our collective efforts will benefit both current and the future generations.” Further details about the Earth Day Community Celebration and Tradeshow are available on the City’s and the County’s websites.