St. Louis Earth Day Festival Declared 2nd Largest In Nation

by Jeanette Reynolds
Programs & Communication Director
St. Louis Earth Day

Everyone agrees — this year’s St. Louis Earth Day Festival was an incredible success. New community partnerships were realized, more sponsorship funds were pledged to support our year-round programming, and we expanded the event to have live music and food Saturday night.

But, most visitors also noticed something else – we got bigger! This year, we had more vendors and exhibitors than we’ve ever had before, and more visitors too. In fact, Earth Day Network identified our St. Louis Earth Day Festival as the second largest Earth Day celebration in the country!

“St. Louis has a long and strong Earth Day History. In 2013, the organizers again created one of the largest, most impactful, and most sustainable events in the country. Earth Day Network is proud to support their great work in spreading environmental awareness and activism throughout the community,” said Kathleen Rogers, Earth Day Network President.

Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

The St. Louis Earth Day Festival is organized by St. Louis Earth Day, the non-profit organization. Funds raised from the event support the year-round programming of the year-round organization, ensuring everyday sustainability.

We are grateful for the support and partnership of many local businesses, companies and organizations. This event was presented by Nature’s Own, Ameren Missouri and Metro Transit, and sponsored, in part, by Chipotle Mexican Grill, The City of St. Louis, KPLR 11/Fox 2, Missouri American Water, MO Department of Conservation, Schlafly Beer, USAgain, Schnucks and The Healthy Planet magazine.

St. Louis Earth Day is a non-profit 501c3 organization whose mission is to make every day earth day by cultivating environmental stewardship and engaging individuals, governments, businesses, schools and the non-profit sector in celebration, education and action to support a healthy and sustainable future.