Originating in 1970, Earth Day is a time to celebrate this blue planet that we all share, know, and love. Presently, over 140 countries across the globe celebrate Earth Day as a chance to raise awareness about the importance of environmental protection.
While Earth Day is held on April 22nd annually, Houston’s premier market Post HTX is hosting their own unique celebration on Sunday, April 23rd, complete with solar art installations and BMX performances.
“On Sunday, April 23, we present Earth Sun Day — a celebration of our planet,” the market wrote in an Instagram post.
“The event combines bicycle moto cross performances by BMX Pros Trick Team with the largest installation of Little Sun to date in the US on Skylawn. Upon nightfall, 2,000 solar powered lamps will ignite the roof in an awesome display of our planet’s aspiration for a carbon-neutral future.”
Little Sun is a solar-powered installation that brings together science and art that lends its light to off-grid areas.
“Each solar LED lamp helps bridge disparate regions by providing electricity at affordable prices. This exhibition helps promote sustainability and serves as a tool to educate users about energy access.”
Little Sun will power up at Post HTX this Sunday from 8 pm to 10 pm. The event is free and open to the public.
The Earth Day festivities will begin this Sunday at 12 pm. BMX performances will take place at noon, 3 pm, and 6 pm. The vintage market will take place between noon and 6 pm.
The former United States Postal Service (USPS) office in north downtown has been converted into a dazzling mixed media complex. POST is now open to the public with endless eateries, a live music venue, Skylawn rooftop and more!
For other Earth Day inspiration, consult our list of the best gardens, hikes, and/or fruit fields.