3rd Annual “Environmental Justice Earth Day” Delivers Food and Nutrition to Minority Youth

On 22 April 2015, the 45th Anniversary of the founding of Earth Day, the Nashville Branch of the NAACP and BURNT will lead a coalition of community groups to deliver a strong message to poor and minority youth on food and nutrition  at the Hadley Park Community Center from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Community Food Advocates and  their Mobile Food Market will be there for the youth to tour and to give information on food deserts.
  •  Green Fork Academy will prepare a  healthy snack for participants and discuss nutrition.
  • A representative of Mathew Walker will discuss diabetes and other illnesses in which nutrition plays a role.  
  • Former Metro Council member Kwame Lillard will talk about environmental justice.
  • The Master Gardeners will distribute seedlings and plants.
  • Earth Savers-TN will discuss composting and gardening.

BACKGROUND:Earth Day was founded on April 22 1970 and is considered the beginning of the modern environmental movement. ‘Environmental Justice Earth Day’ began as a Resolution written by the Nashville NAACP and adapted by the National NAACP. The Resolution will be available at the event and all participants will be available for interviews.