Locally, Earth Day will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17, at the Roberts Creek pier.
A wonderful array of entertainment will run from noon to 5 p.m. Key community and environmental groups will be represented and local crafts and artwork will be available. This year's event is targeting zero-waste generation.
The Sunshine Coast Regional District will launch the inaugural Musical Bus, treating eco-friendly transit-riders to some lively tunes as they make their way to the event. Watch for the schedule in the coming weeks. The Sunshine Coast Cycling Club will offer free bike tune-ups to those who ride to Earth Day.
Recognizing the ecological value in re-using material goods, the Earth Day Toy Exchange invites children to trade well-loved yet little-worn books or toys. The cheerful Earth Day poster features the artwork of Ben Millar-Volmar. Homeschool and Grade 7 Roberts Creek Elementary School students have produced Earth Day short films, which will be screened. Several of the children's films will be featured at the Earth Night film screening on Saturday, April 16, at the Roberts Creek Hall, co-hosted by Black Cat Productions. Dirt! The Movie will be introduced by farming expert Dave Ryan, followed by a short discussion. The screening of No Impact Man will conclude the evening.
On Sunday, April 17, the Gumboot Garden will throw open its gates and invite the public to wander through the gardens while listening to some great music. Farmer Dave (Gumboot Gardens), Farmer Fogarty (Green Room Organics) and Farmer Wilkes (The FunGuy) will team up to answer any of your gardening questions. Transplants, soil and rock dust will be available for sale.
Also on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. there will be more children's Earth Day films screened at Roberts Creek Library.
To book booth space, volunteer or make a donation to the Earth Basket, contact Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604-885-3384.