Update correction to actual Earth Day. It was misstated in the article, but the official 44th celebration of Earth Day was on April 22. It should have noted Earth Day was celebrated on Saturday the 19th in New Orleans instead of declaring that Saturday as Earth Day.
Saturday was Earth Day and many came together at Louis Armstrong Park to celebrate the occasion. Since Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the New Orleans community has become more aware of the problems associated with global warming, pollution, recycling, and the challenges of getting people to live a greener lifestyle.
Although it may not have been as big of a festival as many of the other standing festivals in the New Orleans area, The Earth Day Festival is growing and may be one of the most important festivals for children because of its’ significance. Teaching children to live a greener lifestyle is one of the most important lessons they can learn for the preservation of land and resources. Global warming is real and pollution is out of control. Upcoming generations need to be educated and taught how not to waste resources and live in concert with nature to balance the fragile existence between mankind and the planet. For too long here in the New Orleans area and across the United States people have pushed ecological boundaries to the edge of no return from self destruction. It is so imperative to spread awareness to the future generations to change the status quo and to go about living a more sustainable pollution free existence. Earth Day Fest is bring that existence a little closer by showcasing the organization that work throughout the year to make the New Orleans area a better place to live. The Louisiana Bucket Brigade, Habitat for Humanity, and The Green Project are a few of the areas organizations working for a better environmental future.