Lafayette’s 7th Annual

Earth Day Celebration

 

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
11:00am – 3:00pm


Sustainable Lafayette, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, the City of Lafayette, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce invite you to Lafayette’s 7th annual Earth Day Picnic & Celebration! For over 40 years, Earth Day has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrated their commitment to environment protection and sustainability. In Lafayette we will be celebrating our efforts to protect our environment with a community celebration at the beautiful Lafayette Library.

Fresh, Organic Food

  • Enjoy a great organic lunch el fresco from a variety of wonderful food providers and food trucks: Whole Foods, Fist of Flour, Nature’s Bounty, and Bookmark Cafe.

Family Entertainment

  • Listen to live music from local musical bands at the outside library ampitheater (near the book statue). The Gypsy Chix will perform 11am – 12:30pm. Dream Posse will perform 1pm-3pm.
  • Stop by the Arts and Sciences Center for special kids craftsface painting and interactive activities by Lindsay Wildlife Museum and Lawrence Hall of Science.

Get Informed, Get Involved

  • Showcase of Sustainable Lafayette Projects - Learn about all the projects that are making Lafayette more earth-friendly, including the unveiling of GoLafayette.
  • Visit the the Community Hall for a new movie titled “Watershed” (12-1pm), the 8-minute short film “Story of Bottled Water” (1-2pm) and a presentation titled “Preserving Precious Water” (2-3pm) on rain harvesting and grey water. Watch a trailer for “Watershed”.
  • Stroll Golden Gate Way to visit displays by selected organizations and local companies.
  • The new Lafayette Community Garden and Learning Center (across from the Lafayette Reservoir) will be holding a special open house on Earth Day with garden tours, a community art project, starters for sale, and various information tables including the Audubon Society, Mt. Diablo Nursery, Steve Hobbs Garden Photography, and Mt. Diablo Beekeepers. An electric car shuttle will run between the library and garden.

Self-Propelled Parade will depart Stanley at 11:30am.  Meet at 11:00am at the Stanley Parking lot and be sure to arrive with your pre-decorated bike, skateboard, scooter, wagon, or anything else with wheels. Yogurt Shack gift certificates will be given for the best use of recycled items. And everyone participating will receive a FREE Chinook Book. For questions, please email organizer Nanette Heffernan.

More Information

For more information, please email the Earth Day planning committee at earthday@sustainablelafayette.org.

How You Can Help

If you’d like to volunteer to help, please send an email to tina@sustainablelafayette.org or fill out our volunteer form.

History of Earth Day

April 22nd marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. After witnessing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. The groundswell on that first Earth Day in 1970, was supported across the country by all political and income groups, and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Today, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide by hundreds of millions of people in over 184 countries and the priorities have shifted to clean energy and addressing global warming.