Celebrate Earth Day

21 Apr

Earth day IS every day, but once a year, everyone says it together with events, concerts, and gatherings in honor of our Earth and her care. If you are in NYC tomorrow, and are looking for inspiring happenings food related, come to Earth day panel: “Earth to table / Table to Earth.” 

Marion Nestle, Michel Nischan and Karen Karp will speak on a panel, chaired by Mitchell Davis. Come learn what corporations are doing to address sustainability issues, engage in discussion about current trends in food, sustainability, and public health across the board.

The details: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011 (212) 645-0298

If you are going to be near Central Park, stop by Earth Day at the Time Warner Center filled with businesses and organizations sharing their green initiatives. Most people think of toxic chemicals when they think about pest control, but there are alternatives. Assured Environments is a great example of a company with sustainability on their agenda. You can stop by their booth at Time Warner for a free sample of their recently developed “Cimex Rest Assured,” an all-natural bed bug killing spray, which kills on contact and lasts for weeks. If you know anyone who has dealt with bed bugs – you can appreciate this development! Gowanus

If you are in Brooklyn come Saturday, to help raise the Giant Floating Earth Ball at Brooklyn Earth Day Celebration at IKEA Erie Basin Park in Red Hook Brooklyn. All will gather to raise a giant helium Earth Ball 100 feet in the air to symbolize 100% commitment towards mitigating climate change and for the sustainable and ecological restoration of the Canal.

There will be live music, a chance to recycle old batteries, and various environmental recreation stations. It is meant to be a family affair so come on down! There will also be tours of the Traveling Nature & Maritime Museum.

The Traveling NATURE & MARITIME MUSEUM on wheels. a project of the Urban Divers Estuary Conservancy (UDEC)- a 501c3 Not for Profit environmental and cultural organization based in NY; providing quality and innovative public engagement programs in Environmental Literacy and Maritime Cultural Enrichment.www.urbandivers.org.

The details:
One Beard St, Red Hook Brooklyn SATURDAY April 23rd, 11am- 3pm

Wherever you are, make time to take pause. What can you do in your everyday life to support our collective home and environment? Getting outside to stretch our legs and exercise, is a great way to take such pause. It’s also great for our personal healthy spring initiatives.

One Response to “Celebrate Earth Day”

  1. Martha Desrosiers April 22, 2011 at 2:49 am #

    Sound exciting – congratulations! Wish I could join you – will be their in spirit…

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