Porter County Expo Center
Annually Earth Day is celebrated on April 22nd across the nation. This date marks the birth of the modern environmental movement in the United States. Today, Earth Day is widely recognized as the largest secular environmental observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local policy changes.
Locally the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the effects of climate change become more and more apparent every day. The District remains fully committed in celebrating and recognizing Mother Earth in all her infinite glory on this National Day.
Earth Day Celebration 2023
The NWI Earth Day Celebration is open to all area schools, community groups, non-profits, commercial businesses and residents.
Our 2023 event will feature:
- Reuse fair
- Rain barrel design contest with participating area schools
- Live music with steel drums
- Secure Shred
- Bird house building
- Raffle giveaway
- Wildlife show with Humane Indiana
- Recycle cycle show
- Working bikes
- Alternative fuel equipment on display with NIRPC and Drive Clean Indiana
- Smokey bear
- Children’s activities
- Guest speakers and interactive vendors/ exhibitors
- Estimated 2,000+ residents
Thank You to Our 2023 Sponsors!
Interested in volunteering to help make our Earth Day event a success? Simply complete the form below to sign up and we’ll be in touch with additional details!
Rain Barrel Design Competition Rules & Guidelines
Registration for school representatives or teachers will be available until 35 competitors have registered or Wednesday, March 1st, 2023, whichever comes first.
All schools, public and private, and all grades (K-12) and homeschool cooperatives are invited to participate. One barrel per school/group limit.
The Rain Barrel Design Competition is sponsored by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction and the MS4 Communities in Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties.
Sign-up for the Rain Barrel Design Competition is now closed. See each school’s work and vote for your favorite at the Earth Day event on April 22nd!
Sign Up Today!
Schools should expect to receive rain barrel shipments from our vendor at Upcycle Products out of Morris, IL.