That's a Wrap for Earth Month

May 2, 2019 - 11:44 am

Photo of lots of people and kids lined up to spin a wheel at an outreach table. Overlay text reads "That's a wrap for Earth Month"

For our office, one of the busiest times of the year is April. After all, Earth Month is the time when many are coming together to spread the word about conservation, climate change, and protecting our environment. In Central Texas, the weather in April can be a bit of a toss-up between absolutely gorgeous or a stormy mess, and this year was no different. Heavy rains and wind resulted in several events being moved or rescheduled earlier in the month. Nevertheless, we were out-and-about, talking to Austinites all over town about what our office does, why it’s important, and how they can get involved. Here’s where we were:

Earth Week at Austin Community College Highland Campus


Outreach materials on a gray table.  Photo of two people talking to someone who is staffing an outreach table.

Student speaking with person staffing an outreach table. Table cloth reads "rethink"

IBM Earth Day Festival


Close-up of outreach materials on a table. Glow in the dark frisbees are on the table as well as lime green lanyards.  Mary Prddy took a silly selfie in front of an outreach table.

Kid's Block Party at the Central Library


Kid's Block Party signage in the Central Library.  Mary Priddy showing a little kid how to spin a prize wheel.

Kids lined up at an outreach table in the Central Library.  Artist Calder Kamin stands in an archway lined with protest signage.

Once There Were Six Seasons at the Dougherty Center for the Arts


Lucia Athens speaking on a stage.

People talking at an outreach booth.  Puppet show wrestlers duking it out on a tiny wrestling arena.

Barton Creek Square Mall Earth Month Festival


Mary taking a selfie in front of large orange carrots with lady bugs on them with JC Penny in the background.  Kids taking a picture in front of large orange carrots.