Yardy poses for a photo at the top of Mount Trashmore during a past EcoFest in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (photo/Cindy Hadish)

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — The 2023 EcoFest celebration coincides with Earth Day this year, on Saturday, April 22.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., nearly 50 businesses, nonprofits and other organizations are set to showcase their environmental efforts with interactive displays outside of NewBo City Market, 1100 Third Ave. SE.

Good Neighbor Iowa, the Indian Creek Nature Center, Kirkwood Sustainability Club and Monarch Research Project are among the many organizations participating.

Save CR Heritage will provide information on the amount of debris that goes into the landfill from building demolitions and will have a sampling of items for sale that have been saved from homes scheduled for demolition. The all-volunteer nonprofit also will sell plants saved before a site was demolished.

EcoFest, which started in 2010, features live music, local vendors, artists, educational programs and more.

The popular event was canceled in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and went virtual in 2021, before returning last year.

See photos from EcoFest 2022.