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Celebrate this Earth Day with the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition and its “Cincinnaturally” themed event that’s bringing thousands together for a full-filled day of earth-friendly education.

The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is hosting its 45th Earth Day celebration on April 18 at Sawyer's Point.
The Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition is hosting its 45th Earth Day celebration on April 18 at Sawyer’s Point.

The Tri-State area is a beautiful, scenic region. But that’s easy to overlook with all the kids’ activities, your work deadlines, and everyone’s busy schedules.

That’s why the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition (GCEC), a community of nonprofit organizations, businesses, government agencies and individuals from the Tri-State work together to promote the beauty and environmental quality of the region.

One of the GCEC’s upcoming events is the Cincinnaturally Earth Day Celebration. The term “Cincinnaturally” is a phrase borrowed from Charley Harper’s poster supporting the Hamilton County Park District and something that suits the mission of the Greater Cincinnati Earth Coalition perfectly, says Lauren Beatty, GCEC Director of Public Relations.

She adds that the inspiration for this year’s theme came from Chuck Lohre, at the Green Cincinnati Education Advocacy. “We were debating ideas for this year’s theme, when we took a break and looked up from our table at Chuck’s poster, and it suddenly clicked,” says Beatty, adding that it perfectly highlighted “Cincinnati,” “green,” and “education” — just as they hoped their event would do this year.

GCEC’s Earth Day event is a celebration of the natural community and exhibiting members take the lead on educating the attendees of all ages. It will take place on April 18 at Sawyer Point from noon to 5 p.m. – rain or shine, says Beatty.

The event features live music, face painting, bounce houses, a climbing wall, recycled sculptures, food trucks, vendors, and nonprofit organizations who are dedicated to the mission of the GCEC. The 2014 event boasted more than 7,000 attendees and 86 exhibitors and vendors. “This year’s event is sure to bring just as many and plenty of fun,” Beatty says.

To learn more about GCEC’s “Cincinnaturally” Earth Day event, click here.