This is an archived blog from when I ran Conscious Public Relations Inc. from 2008-2018. Excuse the potential outdated-ness!
Ever since I embarked on the path to become a vegetarian (late 2007), I’ve had a lot more respect for the environment and my home planet, which is degrading slowly due to human misuse. I’ve recently found out about 4 events that you can take part in to celebrate Earth Day and I’m happy to share them with you:
A fundraising gala to benefit the David Suzuki Foundation, Artists for EARTH brings together local and national artists and performers.
6pm to midnight at Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St. on Granville Island.
Admission is $20 cash at the door, kids under 12 enter for free. A great family-friendly event!
Held from April 22-25, this festival has brought some of the most significant and meaningful international films to Vancouver, with issues ranging from the environment to social change. I checked out Fiercelight: When Spirit Meets Action last year, and it was one of the most simple yet powerful documentaries I’ve ever seen.
This year’s opening night film is the USA’s Carbon Nation at 7:15pm, followed by the after party at Upholstery Arts at 2430 Burrard Street (9pm). The festival takes place at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 2110 Burrard St. and there are special Youth Day screenings and workshops as well.
Tickets $12, $10 for students & seniors or with a bus pass or bike helmet (ain’t that brilliant?). Passes and opening night tickets are more.
You’ll recognize this band from their performance at the 2010 Olympic Closing Ceremonies, and I found out that they use earth-friendly instruments! It’s funny, I was going to recommend them as performers for Artists for EARTH, but turns out they have two performances on April 22 and 23.
8pm at the Stanley Theatre, tickets $29 & $33 at VancouverTix.com.
4) Earth Run
I found Earth Run online, and will be taking part in it on Sunday, April 25 at 11am. This 5km. Earth Run benefits local and national environmental organizations like WWF-Canada and the David Suzuki Foundation, and is one of the few runs where you won’t see people splashing water on their faces and throwing the paper cups on the ground. This will be my first Earth Run at Jericho Beach and I’m looking forward to it. Earth Runs will be taking place across all Canadian cities, the USA, and even Spain!
There are many other things you can do to celebrate Earth day – leave the car at home and take transit or a bike, or eat a day of veggie-only meals. Whatever you choose to do, make it a great one!