Celebrating Earth Day Season

Kennedy Library Solar Carport. Photo by: Muncie Public LibraryKennedy Library Solar Carport. Photo by: Muncie Public Library

By: Susan Fisher—

What’s Earth Day Season?

You’ve probably heard about Earth Day, which is celebrated around the world on April 22nd each year since it first began in 1970. The day is dedicated to spreading the word about protecting the environment and using natural resources wisely. But have you heard of Earth Day Season? That’s a term coined by Wayne Meyer, a Green Team Coordinator at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie (UUCM) to describe the many activities taking place in Muncie throughout the last part of April.

The UUCM was a recipient of a Solar Uniting Neighbors (SUN) grant that provided solar panels on the roof of the church. Muncie Public Library was also a SUN grant recipient and used the funds to construct a solar carport at Kennedy Library. EcoRehab and the Youth Opportunity Center are other local recipients of SUN grants.

Many of the grant recipients along with other community organizations are planning special activities during Earth Day Season. The events are varied and include nationally acclaimed documentaries, a locally produced video, and a solar fair featuring a speaker, solar energy vendors, and activities for kids. All events are free and open to the public! See the list below for details.

Film Screening & Discussion This Changes Everything (c2016)
Thursday, April 21 @ 7 pm

Ball State University, Architecture Building, Room 100
Some theaters across the country are charging $9 a ticket for this documentary. You can see it free! Parking is unrestricted after 5 pm in the Green and Yellow parking lots east of Worthen Arena.

Solar Energy Fair
Saturday, April 23 @ 1-5 pm

Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road, Muncie.
Find out about the solar carport at Kennedy Library and how your home or business can benefit from solar power. There will be a 1 pm presentation by Darrell Boggess, a solar consultant with the Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network, then meet solar energy vendors and other SUN grant recipients. There will be free popcorn and fun activities for kids too!

Two Films Screening & Discussion: The Wisdom to Survive & Switching to Solar at the “Church in the Woods”: A Muncie Church’s Story in 7 Minutes
Sunday, April 24 @ 9:45 am
High Street Methodist Church, 219 S. High Street, Muncie.
Free parking is available. Childcare will also be available for children ages infant through 4 years old.  

Film Screening & Discussion This Changes Everything (c2016)
Friday, April 29 @ 7 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 4800 W. Bradford Drive, Muncie.
Some theaters across the country are charging $9 a ticket for this documentary. You can see it free! Free parking is available.


For more information, contact: Susan Fisher, Muncie Public Library
sfisher@munpl.org or 765.741.7336