Earth Day




Our vision for celebrating Earth Day is to offer a memorable, unprecedented and fun venue for our community to celebrate, raise awareness of the environmental needs in our community and provide education on Earth friendly practices and why we must do them.

Agenda
This year's event will be held from 12pm to 4pm on April 26th at the Lied Activity Center!   The entire county and metro area is invited to attend and any group wishing to be a part of the event is requested to contact Ruth Richter at ruthr@greenbellevue.org.  As in prior years, there will be a ceremony, a 5k run/walk and 1 mile walk fundraiser, demonstrations, information and more!  Click here for a list of 2014 exhibitors. See below for more information. 

Saturday, 25th
Mid-morning – Runner registration and bag pick up - Lied Activity Center  - 9 - 12pm

Flyers, Registration Forms, Logo

https://drive.google.com/a/greenbellevue.org/folderview?id=0B8dZutGKakQoTjFUV1lRZ3Vua3M&usp=sharing#
Click Here!


Afternoon prior – tables & stage set up, signage up, practice on stage - 12pm

Sunday, 26th 
9 am – Volunteers Finish Set up
10 am  - E
xhibitors arrive
11:30 am – Music starts,  late 5k & 1 M registration/check in, stretching for runners by 5k sponsor 
12:00 pm – Opening ceremony – Welcome, Invocation, Flags, Pledge, Run/Walk Starts, Kites go up 

12:30pm – Exhibits & Activities 
Announcer tours each Exhibit 
Youth Activities 
Food/Athletic/Car demonstrations/Lied center tours 
5k Awards (Approx. 2pm)
Story Teller (Approx. 1:45pm)

2:30pm – Program 
Trashion Show 
Lighten the Load Update
Trashion Show Awards/Environment Champion Acknowledgements 
Closing song

 Stay tuned and get involved!

History of Earth Day in Bellevue

Earth Day was put on the “radar” in Bellevue, when former Mayor, Gary Mixan, assigned Councilman Don Preister to start a “green team” and in April 22, 2010, proclaimed Earth Day to be “Green Bellevue Day.” In April 2011, Mayor Rita Sanders signed a “Spring in to Green Bellevue” proclamation and the newly 501(c)3 incorporated organization, Green Bellevue, held its second Earth Day ceremony. In 2012, Bellevue celebrated with its largest event to date - with approximately 400 people who came out to celebrate in grand proportions. We had our first 5k run/walk fundraiser event with 51 runners, and we had approximately 30 exhibitors.  This year, Green Bellevue volunteers are working to attract the greater Sarpy County community to participate in a memorable Earth Day celebration for all ages and interests. 

The centerpiece to the event is the Earth Day ceremony which  includes a Mayoral Earth Day proclamation, student participation, as well as delivery of Environment Champion Awards. The event ends with a tree planting.

April 22, 2010, proclaimation for Earth Day to be “Green Bellevue Day.” 
April 22, 2011, “Spring in to Green Bellevue” proclamation
April 22, 20122012 Earth Day mayoral proclamation