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Milwaukee's Earth Day Celebration

The City of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability partnered with Rock the Green to hold the third annual "Milwaukee's Earth Day Celebration" on April 22 in downtown Milwaukee. The celebration featured a variety of onsite eco-friendly efforts, including reclamation stations facilitated by Waste Management, sustainable and organic lunches, a bicycle pedal-powered stage, and eco-educational booths staffed by event sponsors and organizations. The celebration also included addresses from community leaders about ongoing sustainability initiatives. Photos contributed by Rock the Green, which will host its third near-zero waste music festival in Milwaukee this September.

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    1: Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman and Mayor Tom Barrett both gave remarks on Milwaukee's sustainability efforts and sustainability plan known as ReFresh Milwaukee.

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    2: Lindsay Stevens Gardner, founder and executive director of Rock the Green.

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    3: Amy Klamar, Drew Falkenburg and Shaiya Morris, all of the Office of Environmental Sustainability.

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    4: Kris deFelice of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee.

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    5: Kevin Grochowski and Brianna Griepentrog, both of Classy Girl Cupcakes.

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    6: Songwriting sister duo Vic & Gab performed live at the celebration.

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    7: An all-female cycling team dubbed The Bella Donnas fueled the bicycle pedal-powered entertainment stage. Pictured are Linda Bacelis-Bush, Erin Smith and Cassie Zwart.

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    8: Onsite food trucks provided sustainable and organic lunches to patrons.

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    9: The celebration was held outside the CityCenter at 735 along the Milwaukee Riverwalk.

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