Learn How to Make a Difference at the Heal The Planet Day Celebration on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd
FORT LAUDERDALE – Finally, a celebration of life that offers solutions for the real issues facing our planet and the quality of life today and for generations to come!
The Heal the Planet 2017 Earth Day celebration is a family-friendly, information packed and entertainment filled day where attendees will learn about the power of small actions to have a huge impact on the health of the planet while enjoying music, crafts, clean food, yoga and more.
Heal the Planet Day is a LITTER & MOOP (Matter Out of Place) FREE event with a focus on trashformation, reusing, upcycling, and sustainability. Patrons are guaranteed to walk away with an increased awareness of the planet’s eco-system and how their daily actions and consumer choices affect its delicate balance.
The event is FREE to the public.
Attendees can look forward to The Farmer and The Chef Vegan Cooking Competition in which chefs team up with local farms to showcase locally grown, plant-based ingredients in delicious and healthy dishes.
There is a friendly rivalry between the teams from Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties.
The event opens with Michelle Alva guiding us on a heart opening and nature connecting sound meditation. Drum Cafe returns for the second year and leads the group in an interactive drumming experience that lights up the crowd and powerfully unites the attendees.
Bring the kids to our world class TrashFormation workshop, a collaborative Transformation Art project led by Natural Awakenings’ Publisher, Susie Q. Energy efficiency are the words of the day in the You Fit Movement Zone with their mobile, bike-powered charging stations.
Presentations on various topics of sustainability are scheduled throughout the day and the event is crowned with a live performance by local band Blue Sky Drive.
Heal The Planet Executive Director, Rachel Shapiro says, “If you are fun-loving and eager to learn how minor life changes can yield a healthy sustainable planet in an exciting entertaining environment, bring the family, your blankets and lawn chairs to Esplanade Park for Earth Day 2017!”
SouthFlo Events founder, Deana Patrick is excited to host the VIP lounge which features original tasty vegan bites, craft beers from Funky Buddha, and organic wines. “Our VIP patrons are invited to judge the chef competition as part of their VIP experience,” says Patrick.
VIP tickets are only $25 and the proceeds go toward sustaining programs for the foundation.
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Heal the Planet Earth Day Celebration MAIN STAGE
11:00am – Opening address by Rachel Shapiro of Heal the Planet Together, Inc. 11:20am – Michelle Alva – Conscious Connections Sound Healing 12:00pm – Drum Cafe Interactive Drum Circle 1:00pm – Ken Fisher – Founder of Heal the Planet Together, Inc. 1:15pm – Karen Ellis-Ritter – Co-Founder and President of Compassionate Farming Education Initiative 1:40pm – Tim Canova – Chair of Progress For All
2:00pm – Solar Energy Talk- – Adam Coughlin from Bison Roofing & Solar 2:30pm – Chef Competition Awards Ceremony and Acknowledgments 4:00pm – Blue Sky Drive Live Band
12:00 – 2:00PM – Vegan Chef/Farmer Competition & Tasting – Arrive early to insure your spot as a judge!
Heal the Planet Earth Day Celebration ALL DAY ACTIVITIES
* Mini-classes in yoga, tai chi, fitness, and movement
* Kids Zone including storytelling, a scavenger hunt, free face painting, trashformation art project, and seedling planting.
* Farming Resource Zone – learn about easy and efficient ways to grow your own food.
* Conscious Vendor Village – crafts, clothing, healthy beverages, and more!
* Join children’s author/illustrator, artist, writer and poet Sara Ajna as she shares her passion for living a healthy life during a private reading of excerpts from her upcoming book titled “You Are The You-niverse”.