Celebrate Earth Month at two Baton Rouge events April 29

Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its original posting, which stated that Baton Rouge Earth Day would be taking place downtown. Both Earth Day events below will be held at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU’s campus.

April is Earth Month, a time to not only advocate for the Earth, but also respect and celebrate its beauty. This Sunday, April 29, there are two eventsBaton Rouge Earth Day and Louisiana Earth Daywhere Baton Rougeans can show their appreciation for Mother Earth.

Walk the “soleful” labyrinth at Baton Rouge Earth Day

Baton Rouge Earth Day, organized by The Red Shoes, follows the Earth Day mantra: reduce, reuse, recycle.

For the past few weeks, The Red Shoes has been collecting gently used shoes. Come Sunday’s event, they will be creating a labyrinth out of the donated shoes.

The community is invited to come out and walk the “soleful” labyrinth.

Following the event, all shoes will be donated to St. Vincent De Paul, a voluntary organization that assists the needy, and Cenikor, a nonprofit substance abuse rehabilitation center. 

Baton Rouge Earth Day is Sunday, April 29, noon-4:30 p.m. at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU’s campus.

Louisiana Earth Day fosters environmental awareness and action

This Sunday, gain a newfound appreciation for the unique culture and beauty of the Bayou State at the 19th annual Louisiana Earth Day event.

Local nonprofit Louisiana Earth Day organized the event, which will feature hands-on educational exhibits, activities and live entertainment for attendees of all ages.

Through Louisiana Earth Day, organizers hope to foster not only environmental awareness, but also action. The Louisiana Earth Day nonprofit, which was founded in 1990, is a collective force aiming to improve and sustain our environment. 

Louisiana Earth Day will be held Sunday, April 29, 1-5 p.m. at the John M. Parker Coliseum on LSU’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.