Murfreesboro Celebrates Earth Day 2024 with Free Event

Middle Tennessee Electric hosts a free Earth Day celebration in Murfreesboro.

Middle Tennessee Electric is presenting a free Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Downtown Courthouse Square in Murfreesboro. The event will feature local and organic products, live music, food, educational booths, activities for kids, and giveaways. The celebration is sponsored in part by the City of Murfreesboro’s Parks & Recreation and Water Resources Departments.

The Kids Zone, geared for children of all ages, will feature an inflatable, yard games, and hands-on activities. Live music will be provided by Scales Elementary Steel De Boro, Quarterlife, Stones River Bluegrass Band, and Everybody Drum Some.

Rutherford County’s Earth Day Celebration is a zero-waste event and completely free, thanks to many event sponsors. In case of rain, the celebration will be held at Sports*Com, located at 2310 Memorial Blvd in Murfreesboro.

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. By 1990, Earth Day had become an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.

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TDEC Offers Hazardous Waste Collection in Three Counties

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) will provide a mobile household hazardous waste collection service in Fayette, Franklin, and Washington counties on Saturday, April 20, encouraging residents to safely dispose of hazardous materials at designated drop-off locations.