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First established in 1970, today marks the 44th annual Earth Day, and this weekend an organization called Earth Day Indiana will hold its 25th annual celebration of the planet. Summer Keown, the executive director of Earth Day Indiana, gives a history of the organization.

Sponsors of this weekend’s event include some of Indiana’s top manufactures and biggest employers such as Eli Lilly, Cummins Inc, and Allison Transmission, along with statewide conservation groups like the Sierra Club of Indiana and the Hoosier Environmental Council.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the event, this year representatives from NASA will be bringing a rare experience to Indianapolis.

The festival is this Saturday from 11am to 4pm featuring entertainment, more exhibitors, and educational opportunities for children.

Parking has been reserved for those attending the earth day festivities at the IUPUI river walk garage and there is also bicycle parking areas at the event. More information about the event, including volunteer opportunities are available online at earth day indiana DOT org. The event runs from 11am to 4pm at White River State Park located at 801 W Washington Street in Indianapolis.

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