Local Earth Day Celebration to be Held in Murfreesboro

Middle Tennessee Electric will host the 23rd Annual Earth Day Celebration on April 20th in Murfreesboro.

Middle Tennessee Electric (MTE) will be hosting the 23rd Annual Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Murfreesboro’s historic downtown square. The event, which is free and open to the public, aims to educate and mobilize the community with this year’s theme of “Planet vs. Plastics,” highlighting a commitment to end plastic waste and promote recycling.

The celebration will feature various booths hosted by local organizations and craft vendors selling local and organic products. MTE will have booths with information about their Tree Wise program, ProSolar program, energy efficiency, and member services. The vegetation management team will be giving away 500 dogwood seedlings, and MTE’s senior leadership team and board members will be present to engage with the community.

Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation and the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center are partnering to offer a free Kids Zone, which will feature an inflatable, yard games, and hands-on activities. There will also be a scavenger hunt for all ages, with participants entered into a drawing to win prizes. The entertainment lineup includes performances by Steel De Boro, Stones River Bluegrass Band, QuarterLife, and Everybody Drum Some.

In the event of rain, the celebration will be held at Sports*Com, located at 2310 Memorial Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Visit RCEarthDay.com for more information and view any weather-related updates at facebook.com/RCEarthDay.

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TDEC Offers Hazardous Waste Disposal in Three Counties

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is offering mobile household hazardous waste collection services in Fayette, Franklin, and Washington counties on April 20, 2023, encouraging residents to safely dispose of cleaning fluids, pesticides, and other hazardous materials at designated drop-off locations.