What: On Earth Day 2011, April 22, people around the world will be heading to their favorite outdoor spot to enjoy good food in the company of great people for Picnic for the Planet: Earth Day 2011. Created by The Nature Conservancy, Picnic for the Planet is a global celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people with whom we share it.
In Seattle, The Nature Conservancy has partnered with its neighbor, the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority, to host Picnic for the Planet. Visitors and Seattleites are invited to the Market – the heart of the Northwest’s food culture – to join in the fun and festivities. Picnickers can bring their own lunch or purchase one from participating Pike Place Market restaurants and vendors. In addition to the celebration, the Picnic is a great way for people to make the connection between Healthy Food = Healthy Planet, an initiative of the Conservancy.
As the Picnic for the Planet unfolds around the world, cities vie for the titles of: Picnic with the Best View, Largest Picnic, Cleanest Picnic (most positive impact on the location), Northern-most Picnic, and more. The Nature Conservancy will be mapping Picnic locations around the world and gathering photos and video from as many locations as possible and posting them on the website at nature.org/earthday.
When: April 22, 2011, 11:30 - 1:30 pm
Where: Pike Place Market, on Pike Place between Stewart and Virginia
Who: Everyone can participate! Picnic for the Planet is open to all. Especially those six or seven billion of us who benefit from the food, water and air that the planet provides.
Info: For information on the events, please visit nature.org/washington.
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.