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Pittsburg Earth Day Celebration set for April 20

City of Pittsburg

April 16, 2019

PITTSBURG, KS – The Pittsburg Sustainability Advisory Committee is hosting the inaugural Pittsburg Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20, from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm at Pritchett Pavilion in Immigrant Park. This free, family-friendly event will feature live music, activities and educational resources for the community.

Nearly 20 exhibitors have signed up to participate in the event, including several non-profits, educational organizations, volunteer committees, vendors and businesses. These organizations are:

  • BH Candle Supply
  • Calvin’s Catering
  • Cub Scout Pack 151
  • Deals on the Bus
  • Live Well Crawford County
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Miners and Monroe
  • Pittsburg Downtown Advisory Board
  • Pittsburg Recycles, LLC
  • Pittsburg Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • PSU Nature Reach
  • PSU Recycling Program
  • PSU Students 4 Sustainability
  • PSU Urban Ecology
  • Sperry-Galligar Audubon Society
  • Westbrook Oils and Eeyore’s Oils
  • Pittsburg Family YMCA

The Sustainability Advisory Committee, with the help of Home Depot, will host a free activity for kids during the event, where each child will have an opportunity to decorate and take home a toad house. This fun craft is one of many interactive learning opportunities featured at the Earth Day Celebration.

A number of businesses and organizations will have interactive exhibits, giveaways, and activities for families. Cub Scout Pack 151 will provide education on native trees and plant species in the area. Kids will get to plant a native seed in a cup with potting soil. Pittsburg State University Library Services will share a demonstration on growing milkweed plants for monarch butterflies. Vendors like Miners and Monroe will be selling merchandise and providing information about brands that promote sustainability and use recycled materials or organic products.

For more information about the Pittsburg Earth Day Celebration, contact Sustainability Advisory Committee member Denise Fitzpatrick at, or call (620) 249-3205.

 History of Earth Day

Founded in 1970, Earth Day began as a national observance in the U.S. focused on educating the public about environmental issues, and is now celebrated around the globe. Earth Day 2019 occurs on Monday, April 22.


The mission of the City of Pittsburg is to provide exceptional services, facilities and activities with integrity, professionalism, excellent customer service and a commitment to economic vitality.