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Here at Heifer International, we strive to make every day Earth Day. We've told you a couple of times this week about  what you can do to help celebrate this year's Earth Day on Sunday.

If you haven't yet figured out what to do, or if you're looking for a fun way to get your whole family invovled in saving the Earth, we've gone one more suggestion for you: Come see us on the Heifer Campus and maybe even help us set a world record!

The Arkansas Earth Day Foundation is hosting the 2012 Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 21, on our campus in downtown Little Rock from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can learn fun ways to contribute to our environment’s continued health, and can enjoy music and activities celebrating the Earth we inhabit. The Festival includes booths and hands-on demonstrations showing visitors how to be earth-conscious by recycling and reusing whenever possible.

It wouldn't be a Heifer event without some of our animals from the Heifer Ranch, either. The animals will be on hand to illustrate ways that food and income can be cultivated sustainably. Heifer Village will also be open, so visitors can see how they help end hunger and poverty in an Earth-friendly way.

Various nonprofits will collect household goods and e-waste including old cell phones and chargers, while Freecycle will collect unwanted items and let visitors bring them home.

And we need moms and dads for the Great Cloth Diaper Challenge. Arkansas parents join with others around the globe at 11 a.m. to try to break the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest simultaneous worldwide diaper change.

So if you're in our area, come on down. We're encouraging folks to leave the vehicle at home and use alternative transportation, like the bus, walking, biking or carpooling. Patrons are also encouraged to bring their own reusable shopping bags and refillable water bottles.

Those wanting more information can visit www.ArkansasEarthDay.org or contact Heifer Village at 501-907-COWS (2697) or heifervillageregistration@heifer.org.

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Annie Bergman

Annie Bergman is a Global Communications Manager and helps plan, assign and develop content for the nonprofit’s website, magazine and blog. Bergman has interviewed survivors of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, beekeepers in Honduras, women’s groups in India and war widows in Kosovo, among many others in her six years at Heifer.

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