Earth Day

Sun, April 17 | 1-4 pm

You’ll want to mark your calendar for this event! The JCC’s 5th Annual Earth Day Community Celebration sponsored by Citizens Energy Group and Indianapolis Power & Light will be on Sunday, April 17 from 1-4 pm.

New this year…tour an almost 30-foot-long  tiny house with furniture, cabinetry and flooring made of recycled materials. The rustic-themed home is built by Tiny By Design Builders, featured last December on HGTV’s Tiny House Hunters program. You can also tour a yurt by Yurts of America, illustrating how we can make a smaller footprint by living more simply.

Avoid the crowds and schedule a preview tour of the tiny house and yurt. Tours are on Friday, April 15 from 1-3 pm or on Sunday, April 17 from 11 am to 12:30 pm. Tours are half an hour and limited to 15 people. Cost is $5.

Tiny House Preview

Also at Earth Day… Returning will be hands-on, environmentally-friendly  activities by 30+ exhibitors and a picnic area (see list of activities below) with live music by Sure Thing on the WTTS stage and food trucks. FREE admission. Voluntary donations welcome.

Glamping Prize Package. Purchase your chance to win a two-night glamping (glamour camping) stay in a high-end luxury yurt with oversized deck and hot tub with breathtaking views of the Red River Gorge in Kentucky, courtesy of Red River Gorge Luxury Yurt Rentals. The package includes two passes to Thrillsville, an aerial adventure park and ropes course 40 feet above ground; two passes to a 2-3 hour Zipline Canopy Tours course with 5 ziplines 330 to 1,900 feet long and 75 to 300 feet off the ground; and an 8-mile canoe adventure for two on the Red River Gorge. The estimated value of the prize package is $950 and must be redeemed by April 17, 2017. Tickets are $5 each or $10 for 3. All proceeds benefit JCC Earth Day. Available at the East Membership Desk. Drawing will be at 4 pm on Sunday, April 17.

Earth Day Exhibitors/Activities

*Citizens Energy GroupWater Quality Testing18
*Indianapolis Power & LightPower View17
Alpha Chi Sigma (professional chemistry fraternity)Paint with Bubbles23
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central IndianaTurn a T-shirt into Something Different22
CumminsPedal Power and Energy Efficiency19
eScrapIncDismantle and Rebuild Your PC14
Friends of the White RiverMobile App Guide4
Girl Scouts of Central IndianaIt's Your Planet - Love It!21
Habitat for Humanity of Greater IndianapolisHow Do I ReUse That?2
Holliday ParkWildlife in Central Indiana24
Humane Society of IndianapolisMake Dog Toys from Recycled Materials5
Indianapolis Knitting Guild & Trading PostFrom Sheep to Shawl featuring a Live Llama29
Java TotesUpcycled Coffee Totes by Butler University student-run business12
Camp JCCEco Art25
Camp JCCPaint-Your-Own Earth Day T-shirt (the Peregrine Falcon)26
JCC IndianapolisGlamping Raffle; Spin the Prize Wheel!
Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, PJ Library and Young Leadership DivisionHike & Learn; Trash-y Art3
Natural Awakenings IndyNative Flowers...& Worms!1
Nina Mason Pulliam EcoLab at Marian UniversityNative Pollinators6
Oberweis DairyFresh from the Dairy Milk Samples15
Precision Comfort SystemsSolar Energy Can Heat What?16
Purdue Extension-Marion CountyKnow Your Food, Win Food30
Purdue Extension-Marion CountyMake a Mini-Greenhouse31
Purdue Extension-Marion CountyMake a Butterfly32
Purdue Extension-Marion CountyRecycled Flowers33
Purdue Extension-Marion CountyMaster Gardeners FAQs Answered34
Purdue Extension-Marion CountyHome Composting35
Purdue University Solar Racing TeamSolar Race Car Demonstration27
State Farm InsuranceDIY Terrariums28
The Nature Conservancy of IndianaDIY Butterfly Puzzles20
Tiny by DesignExplore Tiny Living
Wings for West Africa with RecycleForceRecycle Anything with a Power CordJCC West side
WTTS FMPartner with eScrapInc13
Yurts of AmericaTiny a Yurt

*Earth Day Sponsors

Future Celebrations:

April 23, 2017

April 22, 2018