Monday, April 18, 2011

HAPPY EARTH WEEK!

Now quick, find your nearest United States National Park and get in FOR FREE! Except if your in Minnesota, because its snowing this week (bitter party of 1?). If your not inclined for an outdoor adventure today, many stores are having promotions/freebies this week in recognition of Earth week. For example Target is giving free reusable bags to customers today, and Home Depot is handing out free water-saving faucet aerators- 200 per store. I hope to have my tree-trunk-project done by Earth day to share with you.

If you would like to help out or enjoy a nice family event, and happen to be in the metro area, here are some Earth Day activities you can partake in!

Friday at the Red Stag Supper Club in NE Minneapolis. This is in the first LEED Certified restaurant in Minneapolis and was designed by former professors of mine from Studio 2030, which was opened on Earth day. All proceeds from Breakfast (8am and noon) will be donated to the Land Stewardship Project

Friday, Como Zoo is having a 'Party for the Planet' event all weekend during normal operating hours. The event is free but they accept donations. The theme is "Cats and Kilowatts" sponsored by Xcel.

Saturday April 23rd is Earth Day at Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville. This event will have family games, crafts and environmental exhibits as well as the 'annual tree planting ceremony'. This event is from 10am - 2:30 pm and is Free

Saturday April 23rd Valley Creek Church is having a helicopter do an Easter Egg Drop (how cool is this!!) at the Oak Land school in Elmo Park. The helicopter will drop thousands of treat filled eggs into a field. It opens at 10, the drop will be around 11:15

What will you be doing this week to help the environment?

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