Evan Marks checks in to give us the scoop on this year's festivities at The Ecology Center. Read on below and be sure to join us Saturday, April 14th for some Earth Day fun.
Hurley.com: Hey, Evan. Can you tell us a little bit about what’s going on at the center on Saturday?
Evan Marks: We've planned an exciting scavenger hunt that will be fun for the whole family. Beginning at the palm tree where a Barn Owl lives, friends and family can dissect the pellets to better understand the lives and habits of our winged friends. The rambling journey proceeds through all five of the Center’s Eco Labs to give you a chance to explore The Water Shed, plant seeds, feed the chickens, observe a working farm and much more. To top it off, organic food and drinks will be offered, including a mouth savoring menu of “Mex-eco” from La Sirena Grill and other goodies like refreshments from Sambazon , VitaCoco, Guayaki and Kéan Coffee. Also, Moonsville Collective will play their lively Bluegrass music that will be sure to get you up on your feet. Just in time for the gardening season, the Spring Plant and Seed Sale features organic heirloom vegetable and herb starts, available exclusively at The Ecology Center.
What’s up with the Hobie installation?
We have had the honor to partner and collaborate with local friends and advocates to make this Earth Day unforgettable. As usual, we've partnered up with Hurley to co-brand our We Are Earth Day tees. Mobile veggie gardens have been planted and distributed around town to our key partners, Hurley, Yoga Works, La Sirena Grill, Hobie Surf Shops and about a dozen restaurants. Our goal is to inspire everyone to grow their own!
Why is water important on Earth Day?
On the global level, water is what makes this planet habitable. Locally, it keeps us happy and healthy. Without it, we're all just piles of dust. Earth Day reminds us that a healthy community and environment depends on each of us. With the help of Hurley's H2O initiative, our hope is to inspire everyone who visits The Ecology Center with simple and practical ecological solutions that provide clean healthy water for our community. Join us this Saturday to learn more…
How can people get involved?
To celebrate and support our collective effort, each participant will be asked to pledge an action like growing a veggie garden, conserving water, or riding a bicycle. From there, The Ecology Center will help make these pledges a reality by keeping in touch with you, offering solutions and encouragement throughout the year.
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