Blog : Earth Day is Our Day!

By sarah | Mar 31, 2011 | in

Hey greenies, what’s your favorite holiday? Here at the Green Alliance, our favorite holiday is Earth Day – no surprises there! This is our time to celebrate the Earth while promoting sustainability in our communities. We are especially excited about Earth Day this year, as there are countless events that we will promote throughout the Seacoast! A few include the Earth Day at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Earth Day Wildcard Movie, and A Whale of a 5K Trail Race. Be sure to get out there and pay tribute to our glowing, fascinating, divine mother Earth. You can see all of these on the Green Alliance Events page!

Commence your celebrations a week early this year! On Saturday, April 16th, head over to the Wells Reserve at Laudholm for their EcoDay! This promises to be a very fun and very free event, with activities including a Green Fair, with environmental organizations and green-minded businesses, and a variety of speakers like UNH professor, John Carroll. For the younger sprouts, there will be face painting and crafts, and food and drink for all. For more information, click here!

Also on the 16th, stop by the Lee Energy Fair and get ready for next winter. Learn how some new techniques that will save you some dough - you could even win a free energy audit and and other prizes at the door! The fair will promote local vendors, and will include local presenters and local examples of energy savings. For more information, click here

You could also check out the Go Green Fair at Windham High School. Join these progressive youths in promoting a greener world by encouraging environmental awareness and sustainability in and around their community. Embrace their belief that we can make a difference one community at a time. What an inspiring event – the younger generation stepping up to sustainability! The event will feature raffles, games, speakers, debates and of course, a lot to learn. Contact kfgaea@aol.com for more information.

No need to wait a whole week for another green event, the Green Alliance Business Partner Meeting and Perfect Move’s Chairs for Charity Event is Thursday, April 21st. Chairs for Charity is a live auction event showcasing an abundance of incomparable chairs designed by prominent, local artists. Pop in and have an opportunity to meet the artists, Green Alliance business partners, and other members, all while enjoying light refreshments. The proceeds from the auctions will support children’s literacy projects on the seacoast area. To add to the vivacity, Green Card holders will receive a 10% discount on their winning bid, and Green Cards will be available for purchase at the door!

Earth Day itself brings a nice medley of activities for the whole family along the Seacoast. For instance, you may want to check out Earth Day at Frisbie Memorial Hospital, where you can gather information about green products and services. Visitors will also enjoy free trade seedlings and raffles. For more information you can email M.Landry@FMHospital.com.

If you are feeling groovy, and want to celebrate Earth Day with some live music, you can head down to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway in Boston for the River 92.5’s Second Annual Earth Day Concert. Enjoy a concert starring BoDeans, Entrail, and a secret, unannounced, special guest! The day includes Earth Day activities for the whole family, and a kid’s zone for the younger crowd. For more information and to learn about last year’s event, click here.

Earth Day evening, the Portsmouth Music Hall will keep the entertainment lively with an Earth Day Film Festival – the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. It features a collection of short environmental and adventure films that highlight the splendor of our planet, and the challenges that it faces. Additionally, it will feature the work that some communities are doing to support our environment. For more information, you can email Chris at ccurtis@themusichall.org.

Cure your Earth Day hangover with a 5K race at Odiorne State Park. The Whale of a 5K Trail Race will benefit environmental education. The racecourse alone will be enough to fortify your appreciation for Earth, as it brings the runner through forest, rocky shore and sandy beaches, and alongside historic military fortifications. Children will have so many fun activities to participate in, like a kid’s fun run, and other family activities. Could it get any better? There will also be live music in the morning before the race and other Earth Day celebrations! For more information, click here.

It would be impossible not to have an exciting Earth Day with all of these options. Be sure to go to the Green Alliance Events page to check out all of these events and more exciting opportunities to get out and spread your greenness!