Two events for Earth Day-Sunday April 22, 2012

What are you going to be doing on Earth Day this year? Here are Two fun events that I know about for Sunday.

More Photos from Earth Day

Earth Day Ivy Busters in Stanley Park with MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert

Sunday, April 22, 2012
1 pm – 3:30 pm
Meet at the Stanley Park Pavilion

This event is going to be a lot of work, but the personal sense of accomplishment from contributing to a worth while project would be pretty high.

Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver West End and former Vancouver Park Board Commissioner is promoting an event to improve the habitat of Stanley Park by removing invasive plants. Ivy Busters is a long-term project of Stanley Park Ecology Society of which trains volunteers to remove ivy from the park.

Spencer is pitching in to recruit volunteers to help with this project on Earth Day this Sunday and has created a Facebook Event for folks to join.

The project is described in the following way on the Facebook Event:

Stanley Park’s natural habitats are being overtaken by invasive plants!

Join Stanley Park Ecology Society, and MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert for an enjoyable afternoon of habitat restoration this Earth Day, April 22nd from 1 to 330.
Be prepared for the weather, to get dirty, and to get physical out in the woods of BC’s favourite park. And please invite a friend!

For more info contact Greg: 604-718-6547.

“The Most Fun You Ever Had Saving the Planet”

Another great event on Earth Day is being organized by some high schools students who have formed a group called Youth 4 Climate Justice Now.

Here is Straight Story about the group:Stright article

Youth 4 Climate Justice Now
is organizing a parade and then a celebration that will start at the Grandview Hwy and Commercial Drive just North of the Sky Train Station to Grandview Park. I went to event similar to this last year and it was a lot of fun and there where loads of folks there. Here my photos from last year:2011 Earth Day photos

There is also a Facebook Event for this and one can join here:Facebook

On Facebook the event is described by the organizers in the following manner:

It is our hope to recapture the roots of earth day as a celebration and a vehicle for environmental action. The parade event will be a celebration of positive change with a focus on global warming and social justice. Our goal is to fill the streets with thousands(!) of people so please bring your family, friends, dogs, cats, hop on your bike, create banners or dress up in costumes… lets make this day a memorable one!

There is also a petition one can sign on the issue of pipe lines and the tar sands here:Stop Tanker Petition

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