Looking for something to do in honor of Earth Day?
How about a Picnic for Earth? We hope you join us at one of our events!
- Hassayampa River Preserve
- Sunday, April 21, 2013
- 10:00 a.m.: Interpretive walk
- 11:00 a.m.: Composting and seed planting for kids
- Noon: bring your lunch and join the picnic!
- Tuscon Nature Conservancy Potluck
- Monday, April 22, 2013 (noon)
- Courtyard at The Nature Conservancy, 1510 Fort Lowell, Tucscon
- Bring your favorite local or sustainably produced dish, as well as your own plates and utensils
- Drinks, cookies and live music will be provided
- In addition to celebrating our planet, we'll recognize our amazing volunteers (National Volunteer Week is April 21-27)
- Please RSVP to Dorothy Boone, email@example.com, (520) 547-3437
Food and Conservation
You may be wondering, “Why a picnic?” Currently all the land on Earth being farmed is equal in size to South America. And the land currently being grazed by the world’s livestock is the size of Africa.
Yes, you read that right: land equal to the area of two continents is now devoted entirely to meeting our food needs.
Now look forward. The world’s population is expected to reach 9 billion. To continue to have enough to sustain us, we will need to double our food production. That means using land more productively and water more efficiently.
The Nature Conservancy works closely with the people who grow our food — farmers, ranchers and fishermen — all over the world. So when you support the Conservancy, you support the human side of global agriculture. We encourage Arizonans to do their part: choose local and eat sustainably.
Host a Picnic
If you can’t join us at Hassayampa River Preserve or the Tucson office for Picnic for Earth, don’t worry! You can still celebrate Earth Day — and eat. You can always host your own picnic!
All you have to do is grab some friends and family (or a date) and pick your favorite outdoor spot. Then, register your picnic and start spreading the word! When adding your event to the Conservancy’s Picnic for Earth map, you can note your event as public or private. And you can share it with us through social media by using #AllHandsPicnic.
We have lots of picnic tips and recipes to help make your day green and tasty, too. All that’s left for you to do is celebrate Earth Day and all that nature has to give!