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Treat the Planet to Lunch with Picnic for the Planet and Help Set a World Record

The Nature Conservancy Celebrates Earth Day at He‘eia Pier Deli in Kāne‘ohe!


HONOLULU, HI | April 19, 2012

The Earth is an amazing planet, and we’re taking it out for lunch! The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i is celebrating Earth Day by organizing a Picnic for the Planet event at He‘eia Pier Deli in Kāne‘ohe on Sunday, April 22nd, from 11-1pm.

“We are participating in the Conservancy’s Guinness World Record® attempt for the largest picnic,” said Suzanne Case, Director of The Nature Conservancy of Hawai‘i. “He‘eia Pier Deli sources their food locally as much as possible and we are delighted to work with them to honor our planet, the delicious food it provides, and the wonderful people with whom we share it.”

“We are glad to be participate in this event,” said Chef Mark Noguchi of He‘eia Pier Deli. “For us, it’s all about the community and place-based resourcing. We serve fish when fishermen catch it and sell it to us. Eating locally-sourced food is one way we can all contribute to the planet!”

Everyone is welcome to participate in setting the world record. Please arrive early to purchase your lunch. We will gather everyone together to fulfill the Guinness rules for the world record and take pictures, and then we can all just have fun!

This is the Conservancy’s second annual Picnic for the Planet – an event connecting people around the world through the food they love. Last year’s Picnic events had thousands of people joining more than 600 picnics in 61 countries on all seven continents.

For more information about The Nature Conservancy’s Picnic for the Planet in Hawai‘i, please contact Evelyn Wight, ewight@tnc.org, 808-537-3570 (cell).

 


The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org.

Contact information

Evelyn Wight
Senior Communications Manager
(808) 537-3570
ewight@tnc.org

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