4/22/10: 4,980 lbs. – 46,357 plastic bottles!
New Guinness World Record! Read more.
EarthFest Recognized at Board of Trustees Meeting
EarthFest 2010: SCF Board Chairman Steve Harner, Elaine Virgo, David Virgo, Sophia Johnson, SCF student and EarthFest organizer Shane Henry, SCF President Dr. Lars A. Hafner, Jeff Laborda, assistant professor, natural sciences and Don Hall, professor, natural sciences.
View Photos from EarthFest
What: EarthFest 2010
When: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thursday, April 22
Where: SCF Bradenton, located off corner of 34th St. West and 60th Ave. West
What to bring: Clean plastic bottles. Please no glass or cans.
Keep Manatee Beautiful
Manatee County School District
Manatee County Utilities
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota
East-West College of Natural Medicine
High Block Entertainment
SRQ Media Group
EarthFest 2010 is a community-wide Earth Day celebration created to raise awareness about the importance of recycling and preserve the environment.
Founded by State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota student Shane Henry, EarthFest 2010 emerged from an SCF Earth Club event held in effort to be recognized by Guinness World Records™ for counting the most plastic bottles in an eight hour period.
Held on the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, EarthFest 2010 is a free event featuring a plastic bottle collection, hybrid and fuel-efficient vehicle show, local “green” business displays, food and entertainment.
Last year’s event captured the attention of several local and regional media outlets as organizers collected 41,100 plastic bottles weighing more than 4,020 pounds.
Click here for images from last year's event.