Here on Florida’s Space Coast, we have the luxury of living among a diverse ecosystem with fascinating waterways and wildlife. It’s up to us to protect our surrounding environment with sustainable, eco-conscious living practices.

At LifeStyle Homes, we intend to do our part through the construction of LifeStyle SunSmart℠ homes that incorporate both energy-saving and eco-friendly building practices. To date, we’ve built over 700 homes to this higher standard. We also strongly advocate for renewable energy sources, and have built nearly 100 solar-powered homes in Brevard and Indian River counties.

Many other businesses and organizations around Brevard will be celebrating Earth Day in their own ways. If you’re looking for something productive to do this weekend, or want more info on sustainable living practices, check out these events.

Earth Day at Kennedy Space Center: Friday, April 21st; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Exhibitors provide information and displays on sustainable products, services, and practices. Earth Day activities showcase sustainability practices, including renewable energy. Electric vehicle displays, master gardeners, and nature conservationists feature sustainable options for energy-saving solutions, preserving natural resources, environmentally-friendly landscaping, and protecting Florida’s waters.

Earth Day at the Enchanted Forest: Saturday, April 22nd; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. During this free event in Titusville, guests are invited to enjoy guided hikes, special presentations, meet bats and other Florida wildlife, explore environmental exhibitors, listen to live music, and much more. Earth Day Festival will feature many children’s activities, including face painting, crafts, and hands-on activities.

Viera Wetlands Nature Festival: Saturday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 23rd; from 6:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. The 8th Annual Viera Wetlands Nature Festival is a two-day event at the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands in Viera. The event is a fundraiser, with eco-friendly and educational vendors, exhibits, classes, and tours, to learn and explore the beautiful setting and highly visited site.

Brevard Zoo’s Party for the Planet: Saturday, April 22nd; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Explore science and nature play at the Zoo. Blue Life, Brevard County Natural Resources, City of Satellite Beach, Recycle Brevard, and Sea Turtle Preservation Society will be on hand with fun hands-on activities.

Earth Day Trash Cleanup by Marine Resources Council: Saturday, April 22nd; 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Every year this event garners volunteers to comb shorelines of the Indian River Lagoon and surrounding areas for trash. No matter where you live—whether on the coast or thousands of miles away—all waterways lead to the ocean. Cleanup will take place along the shores of the 192 Melbourne Causeway and Kiwanis Park at Geiger Point.