To celebrate the 45th annual Earth Day this year the City of Sioux Falls has teamed up with Sioux Area Metro (SAM) to offer free rides on fixed routes all day on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.

Taking public transit is an easy way to help the environment because it reduces the amount of traffic congestion on the roads and vehicle emissions in the air.

The City of Sioux Falls will also host a free Earth Day event on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM at the Belbas Theater of the Washington Pavilion. The theme of the event is “Empowering Energy Conservation in Sioux Falls.”

The event will include educational booths featuring ways residents can reduce their energy consumption, as well as keynote speaker Craig Moody, who will give the presentation “Talking the Talk on Climate Change.”

In addition, the event will feature a recycled art contest highlighting work from local college students, free hors d’oeuvres, and door prizes.

“Earth Day gives us an opportunity to educate the community about many topics related to sustainability including energy conservation. We are inviting residents to join us in celebrating the 45th annual Earth Day to learn more about ways they can reduce their environmental impact,” states Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Lantgen.

Join the City of Sioux Falls in celebrating this historic anniversary of Earth Day this year with free Sioux Area Metro bus rides and the event, “Empowering Energy Conservation in Sioux Falls” on Wednesday, April 22, at 6:00 PM at the Belbas Theater of the Washington Pavilion.

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