A community celebration of the planet is Saturday, April 21 at The celebration is a day early for Earth Day, which is April 22, to better accommodate families.
21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living in partnership with , Sammamish Valley Alliance and have planned a day of events to encourage families to live sustainably beyond one day a year.
Earth Day started in 1970 by a Wisconsin senator after he witnesses the devastating effects of an oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Gaylord Nelson took his cue from the student anti-war movement; he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Now, 42-years later, Earth Day is celebrated around the world by millions of people.
The Woodinville Earth Day celebration is focusing on what can be done here in the local community to educate people to live more sustainably.
Here is the day’s schedule:
- Indigenous Ceremony at the ; tree planting, drumming and fire ceremony
- Tracks and Tales Nature School Children’s Activities; outdoor exploration, creative expression, academics and personal growth with games, songs, movement, stories, art projects and nature skills
- Tours of the new 21 Acres green building
- Resource and Information tables
- Community Potluck Dinner; bring a dish to share that features at least one (hopefully more) local, organic, seasonal ingredients
The event is free and open to the public. Bring your dish to share along with your own tableware and beverage. The event will go on rain or shine. 21 Acres is located at 13701 NE 171st Street.