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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Get ready for the 7th Annual Earth Day Festival.

This year's event promises to be bigger and better than ever, and twice the fun with two events planned.

The first event is from 1-4 p.m., April 23, at the Kalakaua Community Center, here, and the next Earth Day celebration takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 26, at Fort Shafter Flats.

The whole family can look forward to exciting, interactive exhibits, live entertainment and even a few live creatures.

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Island Palm Communities (IPC) and dozens of community organizations are teaming up to share a wealth of knowledge about environmental sustainability.

Dozens of cool exhibits are sure to keep family members of all ages entertained. Among them are the Hawaii Department of Agriculture's invasive species, the Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Forestry and Wildlife, the National Weather Service's Central Pacific Hurricane Center, National Marine Fisheries, Hawai'i Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary and IPC's Hawaiian Cultural Classes.

New this year is the "Trashion Show." Fashion designers and aspiring designers, junkers and trashers and are invited to design wearable garments and accessories using items and materials that would have otherwise been thrown away.

Designers will model their creations in front of a panel of judges on the main stage at the Earth Day Festival, April 23. Individual and team entries in four age categories are open to designers, and fabulous prizes will be awarded.

The ever-popular Earth Day Passport Challenge is back. The first 500 kids to complete their passport will receive a commemorative Earth Day prize. Pick-up your passport at the IPC tent.

Up-cycling? Of course! Bring along an old tank top and make a one-of-a-kind tote at the Directorate of Public Works' Up-cycling Booth.

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