BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Sharing the message to keep the planet clean, safe and healthy, the Louisiana Earth Day festival celebrated their 25 year anniversary today.
Thousands flocked to downtown Baton Rouge to learn how to protect the environment with hands on activities like planting, biking and recycling. Exhibits were set up to show how alternate fuel sources for cars can help the environment.
Organizers say while some things seem like common sense, they are still trying to convince the public to change their habits.
"A lot of people don't think about what they're going to do with that soda can once they're done drinking and don't realize how much energy goes into production of that soda can," says Josetta LeBouef, president of the Earth Day Board of Baton Rouge. "So, if we're recycling, we can make a difference in the community, save our parish and city money, and protect the planet at the same time."