During the month of April, EAS+Y committed to turning Earth Day into a month-long community-wide series of action oriented events related to sustainability. Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers and sponsors who made EAS+Y Earth Action Month a success! Here’s a run-down
of our accomplishments around town!
We gave out about 600 reusable bags to shoppers outside of Safeway and King Soopers in Evergreen throughout the month. Shout out to EAS+Y volunteers, the Wilmot Elementary Green Team Superheroes, and local Girl Scouts for spending their free time educating the community!
We met gardeners new and old at our Mountain Area Garden Meeting & Seed Swap with over 30 people learning how to start seeds, compost, and tips and tricks from master gardeners! Special thanks to the Buffalo Park Community Garden and all of our volunteers. Join us next late winter/early spring for an annual gathering!
Over 200 people came to EAS+Y’s First Annual Care for the Earth Fair at the Montessori School of Evergreen! Kids and families learned about the hazards of single-use plastic on ocean life, learned how to sort compostables, recyclables, and landfill waste correctly, played with nature treasures from the forest, did yoga, listened to live music, met some live animals, and much more!
Around 50 people attended our Chasing Coral Film Night to hear Zack Rago (featured in the film) talk about coral, climate change, and how we fight for the coral and earth we love so dearly. Perhaps even more inspiring than Zack was learning about all that local community members are doing to make a difference, especially students who can’t even drive yet! Check out our Facebook Live Videos
for a recap if you missed the event.
We managed to recycle gallons and gallons of styrofoam, batteries, plastic film, used beauty products, markers, and dozens of other hard-to-
recycle items alongside enjoying Evergreen’s FIRST EVER Zero Waste Refill Pop-up Shop! We hope to make the Zero Waste Refill Shop a quarterly offering and our recycle day an annual event. Thanks to all who came out!
We are thankful for all of our volunteers, performers, and activity sponsors, especially: Evergreen Lutheran Church, Montessori School of Evergreen, GoPaint!, Vivian’s Gourmet, Sundance Gardens, Unity of the Foothills, Amy Rose Stabley of Sweetside Yoga, Rainey Oliver of Namaste Healing & Wellness, Kindness Elevated, The Wild Ones Forest School, Evergreen Audubon, Center for the Arts Evergreen, GoFarm, Emery Pace Archer, Joey Purmort, Tech Geeks Dan & Paul, Aspen the Fairy , Home Depot, Botanical Interests, Zack Rago, Christie Greene, and the Jeffco Dems. We hope to see you all next year and in the meantime, let’s make every day Earth Day!
Photos: (from top to bottom) 1) Girl Scouts hand out reusable bags at King Soopers in Evergreen; 2) Chris Besler of Buffalo Park Community Garden talks seed sprouting with a budding young gardener; 3) Evergreen Audubon Director Dina Baker answers questions about snake skins at the Earth Fair; 4) a Terracycle box is used to recycle used beauty products at the Hard-to-Recycle Day; 5) the Wilmot Elementary Green Team Superheroes hand out reusable bags at King Soopers in Evergreen; 6) three young coral enthusiasts demonstrate how they are taking action at their local middle and elementary schools to fight climate change and protect coral reefs at our Chasing Coral Film Night with Zack Rago