Vine City Earth Day Festival will be dedicated to the people of Vine City and English Ave. To unite the community with an inclusive eco approach of embracing green business and sustainability living for all.
Vine City Earth Day Festival- Is Sustainability Community Development Initiative for urban neighborhoods of National Black and Latino Council non profit. www.nblcusa.org. We are so excited about collaborating with the VIne City and English Ave Stakeholders as we unite together with the focus on the people of the community.
A FORWARD-THINKING FESTIVAL.
Vine City Earth Day Festival Goals:
Vine City Earth Day Festival will showcase:
• Recycling Zone – onsite recycling and education
• Water Zone–onsite clean water campaign and
education exhibit from City of Atlanta Watershed
• Renewable Energy & Home Savings Exhibition
• Eco Transportation Hub – Marta, Beltline, Bikes, etc.
• Urban Community Gardening & Healthy Eating
• Green Jobs – Green Businesses & Eco Products
FUN FESTIVAL FEATURES.
Vine City Earth Day Festival Activities:
• Sustainable Neighborhood Art Contest for
local student and young adults
• Michael R
. Hollis (PK-8 STEM) InnovationAcademy
Solar Panel Education Presentation and Exhibits
• Green Market and Vendors
• Eco-Entertainment - Captain Planet & Planeteers
• Atlanta Falcons & Cheerleader Appearances
• Vine City 4-H Club Launch led by UGA Extension
• Clean Energy Road Show
• Food Demonstrations & Trucks
• Prizes & Giveaways
GREEN COMMUNITIES ARE OUR COMMITMENT.
Imagine local government, private sector, universities, nonprofits and the residents of Vine City addressing
long-standing challenges and creating a shared vision for this historic neighborhood. Envision a movement
that connects the community and creates environmental benefits for this distressed district. The National
Black and Latino Council is happy to introduce what we believe will become the future of sustainability
community development - The Vine City Earth Day Festival.
As an inner city landmark transitioning to an eco-urban neighborhood, Vine City must strike a healthy
balance between it’s history, current condition and burgeoning future.
We believe that by teaching local residents to embrace greening their community, they can transform their
neighborhood and way of living.
A MODEL OF VITALITY & SUSTAINABILITY
We believe that Atlanta is an unique urbanscape comprised of a diverse population of people, businesses and
communities. The heartbeat of the city is downtown and the surrounding neighborhoods. While many of the
city’s residents are actively engaged in creating new, vibrant communities, there’s still opportunity for growth
and development in some of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods. Vine City and the English Avenue corridor are in
need of attention and support. The Vine City Earth Day Festival is an innovative program to include, engage,
educate and empower the local residents to transform their community and create a model of vitality and
sustainability for years to come.
Our mission is to organize an outreach initiative and festival to promote individual and community awareness,
development and activism to make Vine City a more sustainable place to live. The Vine City Earth Day Festival
will be annual event that residents and businesses both enjoy. Our vision is to create an annual festival that
introduces innovative solutions to preserve our planet as well as encourage new behaviors and attitudes
towards protecting the environment.
Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Vine City Earth Day Festival will bring a wide variety of activities, educational
exhibits and environmentally friendly products and services to the community. The festival will feature
food, family friendly entertainment, vendors, and much more.
Angela Pressly- Media ,Marketing, Sponsorship
Dee Dee Hider- Sustainability Community Development
Sergio Rios- Sustainability Community Outreach
Renee Bishop - NBLC Office Eco Manager
Danielle Pollard - Event & Visual Eco Designer
Tony Torrence - Vine City & English Ave Green Jobs Advisor
Eric Moncrief - Green Guy WGST Radio - MC
Liza Milagrano - Sustainability Planner Advisor
JT - Renewable Merchandise - Official Eco Apparel
Jeff Miller Univ of Ga. Urban Gardens Coordinator
THIS WILL BE AN FREE EVENT - NO CHARGE - JUST HAVING ECO FUN IN THE GREEN SUN.