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Earth Day celebrated Thursday at Hattiesburg Downtown Farmer's Market

Earth Day was celebrated early at Town Square Park Thursday. Photo credit WDAM. Earth Day was celebrated early at Town Square Park Thursday. Photo credit WDAM.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Some folks in Hattiesburg were celebrating an early Earth Day Thursday. 

The City of Hattiesburg teamed up with the Hattiesburg Downtown Farmer's Market at Town Square Park to bring attention to conservation issues, green energy and sustainability.

In addition to the usual fruit and vegetable vendors, there were lots of organizations providing information on clean energy.  

We've got vendors here giving information to the public, anything from composting, solar energy," said Ann Jones, general manager of parks and recreation for the City of Hattiesburg.   

"We're trying to promote clean energy here, whether it's solar energy, wind power, trying to make it so we reduce our carbon footprint here in the city," said Mark Klinedinst, president of the Hattiesburg Downtown Farmer's Market.

The official Earth Day is Saturday, April 22.  

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