New Orleans Earth Day Festival & Solar Derby

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 at Palmer Park on Saturday, April 18th, 11 am to 7:30 pm!

Do You Have Something to Say About the Oil Spill?

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We invite everyone who has something to say about the Gulf oil spill & other man made disasters to create a square for the SOS security blanket that will be featured at our Earth Day Festival. Mercedes Rogers started the project in 2010 post the BP oil spill as a “visual petition” for better energy policies to lawmakers.


“By creating a square, any one who feels hopeless, vulnerable or angry will be able to use art to express not only their inner issues regarding the oil spill but also be part of a consolidated call for change. Bringing together all of our angst, fear, frustration and helplessness into one large project will create a strong visual message and help to remind people about the hazards of off shore drilling and non-sustainable energy practices” says Rogers.

Please visit to learn more about the project and how you can be involved. Meet the artist and make a quilt square at our Earth Day festival on April 22nd at Bayou St. John.


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