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.