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Earth & Ocean Month 2017 on Whidbey Island

Earth Day is celebrated all month long on Whidbey Island

Officially celebrated on April 22 each year, Earth Day is observed on Whidbey Island during the whole month of April. Collectively known as Whidbey Earth and Ocean Month—activities planned are sure to appeal to a range of interests and backgrounds.

Pulling it all together and also organizing their own events is the Whidbey Earth Day Committee, consisting of representatives from: Goosefoot; Greening Congregations Collaborative; Island County Public Health; Orca Network; South Whidbey Tilth; Whidbey Custom Events; and Whidbey Eco Network.

Activities for 2017 include lectures, art shows, work parties, field trips, and more. Member churches of the Greening Congregations Collaborative also have non-denominational activities planned.

A complete schedule is available at http://www.whidbeyearthday.org

For further details on events listed below, please contact lauren@goosefoot.org.

Events include:

  • Welcome the Whales Festival in downtown Langley on Saturday, April 8, featuring Joel Reyolds, Western Director and Senior Attorney at the National Resources Defense Council. In addition, there are children’s activities, a parade, music, and a beach celebration.
  • The Climate Arts Project Performance at Bayview Corner on Wednesday, April 19, featuring spoken word, songs, and sketches performed by students in the South Whidbey High School Drama Club and Green Team.
  • Prairie Days Festival on April 28-29 at the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship in Coupeville, featuring guided tours, a native plant sale, and more.
  • A high school student art show on the theme of social justice at the Bayview Cash Store.
  • Field trips, work parties, and additional lectures and pub talks will also take place during the month of April.

Goosefoot is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the rural character of Whidbey Island through projects that support the local economy and promote learning and community. For more information on their role in the community, like them on Facebook, follow them onInstagram, or visit http://www.goosefoot.org.

Questions? Contact Lauren Tyner (lauren@goosefoot.org) or call (360) 321-4145.

 


 

Whidbey Island looks forward to observing Earth Day (held internationally every April 22) all month. Featuring events for the entire family, everyone is sure to find a way to become involved.

Activities for 2017 include lectures, art shows, work parties, field trips, and more are ways our community comes together to both learn and have fun. Visit www.whidbeyearthday.org for details on all activities!

 

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