Earth Day 2010!
Written by Plant With Purpose on April 13, 2010 in General
This Sunday we are celebrating our 20th year in a row being an exhibitor at the largest free Earth Day gathering in the world! That’s right, in the world! The Balboa Park Earth Fair is this Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and will bring between 60,000-70,000 like-minded folks who want to show their respect for the planet. Plant With Purpose was one of the first five organizations (back when we were known as Floresta) to ever sign up for the event in 1991, and we are excited to celebrate its 20th successful year!
Another sweet fact is that this is the 40th Earth Day ever! Back in 1970 a Senator from Wisconsin wanted to create an environmental awareness ‘teach-in,’ and 0ver 20 million people participated that year. This year over 500 million people in 175 countries will participate in the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day! Some of our readers might remember the oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969… this is said to have inspired the creation of an environmental awareness day.
On April 18th at Balboa Park, you will find Plant With Purpose’s booth, staffed by wonderful volunteers, on your right-hand side after you cross the Laurel Street bridge and enter the Balboa Park promenade. We have attended the Earth Fair for the last 20 years because we see the importance of joining together to acknowledge our role in caring for this beautiful planet, and in caring for creation we see what a difference can be made in the lives of those who rely on the land to provide for their families. Please come by and check out our Plant With Purpose booth, chat with our staff and volunteers, and pick up a NEW Plant With Purpose t-shirt as well as free temporary tattoos if you mention this blog post!
Also, don’t miss Scott’s article in the Balboa Park Earth Day free publication! Find it at the Earth Fair or at free literature stands around San Diego.
Here’s some helpful maps and tips for parking (though walking or riding a bike are going to be the best options!):
Hope to see you there!!!