Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day with Picnic For the Planet at the Frog Pond

Get outside with your friends and family to enjoy all that nature brings to our lives.

BOSTON, MA – From the Antarctic to the South Pacific, to right here in Boston, people will celebrate Earth Day with The Nature Conservancy’s second annual Picnic for the Planet. The annual event celebrates the role that nature plays in daily life, by reminding people to stop and take a few minutes to enjoy being outside and sharing a meal with their families and friends.

“From the fish in our rivers and seas, to the forests that keep our air and our drinking water clean, to the vegetables we buy at the local farmers’ market; nature touches our lives every day,” said Alison Bowden, of the Nature Conservancy in Massachusetts.

WHEN: Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE: Boston Common Frog Pond

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DETAILS: We’ll be celebrating, rain or shine, cohosting the family-friendly event with The Skating Club of Boston, at the Boston Common Frog Pond:

  • Take the Planet Out to Lunch: The Nature Conservancy will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the largest global picnic from noon to 3 p.m., to the soundtrack of live music courtesy of Radio 92.9. Learn more about nature in Massachusetts, sample great local and natural foods, participate in a nature treasure hunt with your family and enter to win free tickets to Earthfest in May and other door prizes.
  • Down:2:Earth:  The Skating Club of Boston which manages the Boston Common Frog Pond, is teaming up with Down:2:Earth to sponsor a D:2:E Green Spot, with local vendors offering information about living green in the city and activities for families from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Picnickers can visit Earth-friendly vendors, including Massachusetts Farmers Markets, Honest Tea, Cow and Crumb, Whole Foods Markets, Flavrz Organic Drink Mix, Hubway, Emmett’s Edibles, and Progressive Asset Management among others. Family-friendly activities including arts and crafts workshops using recycled materials will also be part of the day’s entertainment.

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. The Conservancy and its more than 1 million members have protected nearly 120 million acres worldwide.

The Boston Common Frog Pond is managed through a public-private partnership between The Skating Club of Boston and the Boston Parks Department.  The partnership’s mission is to manage the Frog Pond for the benefit of Bostonians and visitors alike, and to provide recreational activities year-round at a customer-friendly destination in the heart of America’s oldest public park.

Press release courtesy of The Nature Conservancy. 

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