Indiana Owned | Earth Day at the JCC (Indianapolis)

May 19, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Join JCC Indianapolis and Indiana Owned on the front lawn and parking lot of the Max and Mae Simon Jewish Community Campus for Earth Day at the J. The event will take place come rain or shine! Pets on leashes are welcome to attend. Please note that our celebration is not on the nationally designated day of April 22nd.

This free Earth Day festival is made possible with support from AES IndianaCitizens Energy Group, and many others who share the common goal of protecting the earth and its resources. Participating organizations share the Earth Day belief that sustainability is the path to prosperity.


    • All of your favorite earth-friendly organizations will be in attendance with interactive demonstrations and hands-on Earth Day activities centered around sustainability and going green.
    • Arts with a Purpose will have hands-on visual activities for children of all ages.
    • Farmers Market by Indiana Owned
    • Food trucks and beer garden, along with the J Cafe supplying kosher food.


More than 5,000 people of all backgrounds and faiths are expected to stop by and celebrate sustainability and going green. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods by investing in our planet. The event is FREE.


A core Jewish value is tikkun olam, Hebrew for repairing the earth or making the world a better place. It is a natural fit for the JCC to celebrate this day as its signature event for the Indianapolis community.


Parking is available onsite at the JCC. The event is in front (west). And there will be ample parking available in back (east).


    • 80 Acre Farm (learn about the farm through touch and taste)
    • Alpha Chi Sigma
    • Arts with a Purpose
    • Carmel Clay Parks (animal skins and model skulls of native animals to Indiana)
    • CCA Sports (Circle City Athletics – Bozo Bucket game to win flower seed packets)
    • Chiro One Wellness Center
    • CIRTA/Commuter Connect (toy cars and trucks)
    • Citizens Climate Lobby
    • Congregation Beth Shalom (plant-a-seed Earth Day bookmarks)
    • Eskenazi Health Center
    • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana (hands-on activities from environmental curriculum; Girl Scouts can earn a badge!)
    • Grassroot Projects (create cards with kind words)
    • Illuminate ABA Therapy (upcycle craft – egg carton caterpillar)
    • Indiana Department of Environmental Management (Indy’s E-cycle program)
    • Indiana Diaper Bank (Indiana Owned Member)
    • Indiana Owned (mini farmers market)
    • Indiana Park Alliance
    • Indianapolis Public Library Bookmobile
    • JumpBunch (obstacle course)
    • Kiwanis Club (mindfulness)
    • Mud Creek Conservancy
    • Nine13sports (stationary bikes video game)
    • PJ Library
    • SeaScope (The Earth is Blue kids trivia game)
    • The Dirt Bar
    • The Music Playhouse
    • Unique Home Solutions
    • Watercolor Society of Indiana (paint a bookmark)
    • Wildergarden, Inc.

*List as February 23, 2024

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