This blog was started, and is intended to illustrate that environmentalism happens through small acts, is not difficult, and that it does not always have to be some big life changing event that forces you to live in the tree tops with no electricity. All that being said, one of my small acts was to start this blog to gain some friends to help me save the world.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Picnic for the Planet

I recently found something that I think goes along very nicely with my Leftover Love Earth Day idea, and that is the Nature Conservancy's Picnic for the Planet ( ).  So just a reminder my idea was to try  and get some sponsors, have some containers made with the sponsors listed on said containers, distribute them to restaurants to hand out on Earth Day, wait there is more, then get those restaurants to participate in my super awesome Leftover Love incentive program, and then we save the world.  I know awesome idea, which totally helps protect the green and the blue of the planet, just need a little patience while I try and coordinate these efforts.  Now what the Nature Conservancy is doing is the exact same thing, except they already have sponsors.  They have created a super fun incentive, which happens to be based around eating (see the connection, love it, eating that is, as well as the connection), to help save the planet.  It is a fundraiser called Picnic for the Planet.  There are a number of different ways you can participate, such as host a picnic, join a picnic, or donate.  And all of them involve me, I mean you, eating something delicious, while promoting the cause of conservation.  Sounds like a  win/win if you ask me.  It is a worthwhile cause that I felt was certainly blog worthy and hope that you check it out.  I know that whether my idea comes to fruition or not (hope springs eternal and just in case there is always next year) I will definitely be participating in the picnic.

P.S. if you have not already done so please sign the petition to stop the use of styrofoam, as well as all disposable, doggy bags.

1 comment:

  1. From Nature Conservancy's webpage I couldnt find a picnic organised near me, or near Charlotte! But will do something (shared meal) with others for that day anyway...