Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pinecrest releases its list of Earth Day Festival events. There are some exciting and educational events. Participate.

Earth Day Festival

This year's festival is on Sunday, April 15th at Pinecrest Gardens. (Pinecrest’s) third annual Earth Day festival will provide numerous opportunities to "go green" and also lots of fun including:

Rain barrel workshop;
"Native Gardening for a Healthy Planet" led by Ted Schaffer, President of the Dade Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society;
Eco Fashion Show in the Banyan Bowl featuring Eco Designer Kayce Armstrong and the Art of Shade;
Energy saving landscape lighting presented by Franco D'Ascanio from the D'Asign Group;     
Slow Foods and Whole Foods presenting two food demonstrations;
CLEO Youth Task Force presents: Caroline Lewis, Pamela Shlachtman, Amy Leonard, and Dr. Wafa Khalil presenting workshops/showcases with the CLEO Youth Task Force and the Pinecrest Youth Advisory Council that include an hour discussion including the following:  "What is climate change all about and what's my role?;   
Local bands in the Meadow;
Billion Acts of Green to decorate the Pinecrest Green Float; 
Southern Cross Astronomical Society's Saving Energy and our Night Sky with a telescope presentation;
Electronic Recycle Station;
Performance by the Greater Miami Youth Symphony;
Eco-Artist Nancy Martini with two presentations: An exhibit about planting responsibly where Nancy gives away Milkweed seeds to help the monarch butterflies and bringing awareness to the fragile Coral Reef; and
Especially for kids, puppet shows delivering a "Green Show" with a message; story telling from the Miami-Dade Library, Little Sprouts Planting; and a wildlife show.

You will also be able to participate in a "Billion Acts of Green" brought to us by the Earth Day Network.

CLICK HERE to read the full April 2012 official Pinecrest e-newsletter

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