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Green Celebration Honoring 41st Anniversary of Earth Day

Free event with live music and green living exhibits


LAKELAND, FL (March 25, 2011) -- On April 22nd there will be a Free Green Celebration in honor of Earth Day with a concert and showcase at the Lake Mirror Promenade from 6 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. There will be live music from the band Cheatwood along with a variety of exhibits promoting green living initiatives.

Cheatwood was raised on Hendrix, Page, Clapton and Winter.  The band is comprised of seasoned professionals including Greg Cheatwood, Vincenzo Salvaggio, Dean Amaicone and Eric Nutting.  Cheatwood’s performance includes iconic songs of the 60’s and early 70’s while mixing in an equal number of original tunes based on music from the same era.  It is the band’s hope that the generation who lived through the music will remember their youth and the best of times while introducing the best of those times to a new generation.

The Green Celebration honors Earth Day, a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth's natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970.  Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and it is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.  In 2009, the United Nations designated April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day.

The Green Celebration invites the Lakeland community to attend the free event.  Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy the festivities as we celebrate Earth Day.  Participants are encouraged to recycle, reclaim, reuse and ride a bike. 

The Lakeland Green Celebration is sponsored in part by Magnify Credit Union.  Magnify Credit Union recently received the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council’s Beyond Green™ High-Performance Building Awards for their South Lakeland Branch. The facility was designed as the first “Net Zero” energy commercial building in the state, which means that the on-site renewable energy systems will produce more electricity than the building will use annually.


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