EARTH DAY NETWORK PARTNERS WITH WASHINGTON, DC VENUES TO LAUNCH SUSTAINABLE FEAST
March 16, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Jennifer Resick
202-518-0044 ext. 21
Earth Day Network Partners with Washington, DC Venues to Launch Sustainable Feast
Green Happy Hours Build Momentum and Support for Earth Day 40th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, DC, March 16, 2010 – Earth Day Network’s Sustainable Feast DC initiative enables restaurants, cafes and other venues to highlight the responsible decisions they make when buying and serving local, sustainable or organic food and beverages. Venues support Earth Day by hosting “Green Hours,” a sustainable twist on happy hour or highlighting organic or sustainable food and beverages on their menu, and then donating a portion of their proceeds to Earth Day Network.
March 18 and 25, The Vradenburg Café at The Phillips Collection will host the first Green Hour events from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The café will feature a menu of local and organic food and beverages, and donate $1 per beverage sold to Earth Day Network.
By spotlighting District restaurants that serve locally grown or organic food and drinks, Earth Day Network and its partners help raise community awareness about ongoing industry efforts to protect the environment.
Although the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day is five weeks away, District foodies and environmentalists alike can support Earth Day through Sustainable Feast March 18 to April 23. These events are a great way to support the environment and learn more about Earth Day service and advocacy activities planned for The National Mall, April 17-25.
Additional Sustainable Feast program and Green Hour events are scheduled at Restaurant Nora, Mocha Lounge, Busboys & Poets, Bread & Brew, Eatonville and more.
Earth Day 2010 Activities
Global Days of Service (April 17-18)
Environmental service is a cornerstone of annual Earth Day activities. Earth Day Network is mobilizing its broad domestic and international community to encourage acts of environmental service in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. At the core of this service program is the Billion Acts of Green® initiative, an effort to collect impactful environmental actions from individuals, corporations and governments to send a message to world leaders for urgent, meaningful change for the planet.
Earth Day Network is coordinating large and small-scale projects—from tree plantings to large-scale light bulb switch-out campaigns, home energy efficiency retrofits, school greenings and water projects, all geared to lower carbon footprints. In conjunction with community organizations, and national, regional and local governments worldwide, actions include broad-based participation by diverse cultures and ethnicities, faith-based organizations, seniors and a global college campus campaign. Actions will be counted toward a Billion Acts of Green®. Global service activities have already begun, but a major series of service projects will be held the weekend before Earth Day.
Global Day of Action (April 22)
In the United States, Earth Day Network insists Congress pass comprehensive climate legislation in 2010. Internationally, Earth Day Network calls on individuals to demonstrate a commitment to the planet and future generations by holding leaders accountable for the current state of the environment.
Global Day of Conversation (April 22)
The Global Day of Conversation is a worldwide nonpartisan day of learning and activism on behalf of the planet. Earth Day Network is joining mayors and locally-elected officials with their constituents to discuss the issue of climate change and exchange ideas about how to make their communities and the world more sustainable.
Global Days of Celebration (April 24-25)
The weekend following Earth Day, in major cities around the world, hundreds of thousands of citizens are expected to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with large-scale events. The National Mall in Washington, D.C. is home to the annual flagship event. Rabat, Morocco and several other cities will host official events featuring musical talent, speakers, exhibits and eco-villages.
About Earth Day Network
Earth Day Network was founded on the premise that all people, regardless of race, gender, income, or geography, have a moral right to a healthy, sustainable environment. Our mission is to broaden and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable environment. We pursue our mission through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer activism campaigns.
Earth Day Network campaign and programs are predicated on the belief that an educated, energized population will take action to secure a healthy future for itself and its children. The organization has a global reach with a network of more than 20,000 partners and organizations in 190 countries. Earth Day Network is a 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, D.C.