ATLANTA – March 22, 2022 – As part of Jamestown’s Earth Day festivities at Ponce City Market, Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF) is hosting an Earth Day party, celebrating our state’s forests and the benefits they provide to clean air, clean water, wildlife habitat and sustainable products. Over 2,000 people, largely from metro Atlanta, are expected to attend the event.
The event will include exhibits from partners at Chattahoochee Nature Center, Georgia Audubon, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Forestry Commission, Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Virtual Reality Lab, Trees Atlanta, Trust for Public Land, and Georgia Tech’s Digital Building Lab. The event is focused on celebrating the value of forests in peoples’ daily lives, including absorbing more than 21% of the state’s emissions from fossil fuel use, cleaning drinking water for 56 percent of the state’s population, and providing more than 5,000 sustainable recyclable forest products.
Attendees of all ages will have the opportunity to experience forests through virtual reality Oculus Go headsets, interact with live animals from Chattahoochee Nature Center, hang out with Smokey Bear, enjoy music and family-friendly activities, and learn about eco-friendly product alternatives made possible through sustainable forestry.
“The Earth Day Party is a fantastic opportunity for some of Atlanta’s top environmental and conservation organizations to come together at Ponce City Market and celebrate forests and the benefits they provide Georgians and the earth every day. We are grateful to Jamestown for their support in hosting this event, and we look forward to a beautiful spring day in Atlanta!” said Nick DiLuzio, vice president of GFF.
The Georgia Forestry Foundation (GFF), established in 1990, is a 501 (c) (3) organization that acts as the educational arm of the Georgia Forestry Association. GFF seeks to educate and engage Georgians with the story of working forests and capitalize on our most important opportunities to capture carbon, filter water, provide wildlife habitat, create jobs and build sustainable communities. For more information, visit www.gffgrow.org