From recycling to landscape architecture and from solar energy to green building supplies, environmentally friendly products and groups will be featured in the Baton Rouge Green Crawl on Thursday, organizers said.
Starting at 5 p.m. with music in the 400 and 500 block of Government Street, the crawl will go to College Drive, Perkins Road overpass area and Mid-City and will end at the Radio Bar on Government Street.
This is the third year the Green Crawl has been held in Baton Rouge and it has gotten bigger each year, said Jeff Shaw, one of the founders and president of Gulf South Solar.
A committee of environmentally friendly businesses organizes the event, he said.
“We have a green element in our city,” Shaw said. “Most people don’t know there are that many green businesses in Baton Rouge.”
The first year there were seven stops on the route, last year there were 10 and this year there will be 14, Shaw said.
In addition, each of the businesses have partnered with nonprofit groups and other organizations to provide environmentally friendly information and resources, he said.
“I think the word has gotten out the last couple years,” Shaw said. Facebook and Twitter social media has really helped to spread the word, he said.
The Baton Rouge Green Crawl will start downtown between the STUN Design and Grace & Hebert Architects offices with a kickoff, including music, Shaw said.
The Baton Rouge Advocates for Safe Streets developed a bike tour route for the crawl and will leave from the Government Street site, Shaw said.
Others who choose to drive are asked to carpool, he said.
The event will end at the Radio Bar, 3079 Government St. (look for the new wood enclosure at the side of the building) at 9 p.m. Participants who take their “passports” and get them signed at all the stops can turn them in for a drawing for prizes.
The event will be held rain or shine.
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