tryin' to stick it to the man, since 2009 (and help food-oriented groups and small businesses)
Monday, March 8, 2010
Earth Day Free Day
Since every day should be a day we care for and clean up the planet, I think Earth Day should be a day we celebrate the Earth as a community. How exactly? Well for me at this time, I want to have a big, free party where we can build community. I'm calling this event: Earth Day Free Day.
People's Parking Lot(s)* has just gotten the OK to host the event on April 24 in the vacant space across from Travelers on Pine and Summit. If you're from Capitol Hill, you know how much revitalizing this dead space means to the community. Hosting an event here reminds neighbors that we can think differently about vacant space in the city. You might have seen our other events, like Garage Sale Day and Park(ing) Day, here last summer and fall.
Earth Day Free Day is an event that will provide a new way to celebrate Earth Day, through happiness, connectivity and creativity. It is inspired by a similar event that took place in 2009 in the Wallingford QFC parking lot. Fed up with having Earth Day be associated with picking up trash, the my friend created the 2009 event as a way to change mindsets about what a community should do to celebrate the Earth.
She wanted this new idea for an Earth Day celebration to be an event where neighbors came together to share stories, resources, talents and skills. Nothing is for sale, everything is free.
We would like to invite local artists, businesses and community members to participate.
Would you be interested in collaborating? Basically, I want this event to be free and fun. I would like it to get people thinking and connecting. And I would like your help.
If you would like to participate, please email me at sarahmkuck(at)gmail(dot)com.
No events are currently planned but let me know if you have an idea for something. With the weather changing and the academic year in full swing, I'll mainly be posting information about news and events that I think will interest readers of this site. Please get in touch if you would like to share something.
As an Associated Program with Shunpike, People's Parking Lot is now able to accept donations from the good people of the internet. Our events are all planned and executed by volunteers so every dollar counts. So if you're feeling generous and would like to put a few dollars toward next year's Park(ing) Day (for insurance, sod, supplies, etc.), it would be greatly appreciated!