Earth Day is coming up on Friday April 22nd. This is a time for us to renew our commitment to lessening our impact upon the environment. Those of us who live in the Triangle have many options for local activities that teach us about biodiversity, recycling, and nature. While Earth Day is officially celebrated on Friday, there are many activities that are being held on Saturday so more people can join in on the weekend. These are just a few of the many events happening in the Triangle:
Durham Earth Day Festival
This festival is located at Rock Quarry Park in Durham and is on Saturday April 23 from 12-5 p.m . There is an expo that focuses on sustainability where local businesses and organizations that are committed to being environmentally friendly will be to share information. An Earth Day market will be available where you can buy locally made "green" items, crafts, and even art. There will be plenty for the kids to do as well. There will be an Earth Day Parade and a kids zone with lots for your little ones to do. Live music and other events will be going on throughout the day. If you need more information you can check out the City of Durham's website at www.durhamnc.gov.
BioBlitz is located at the Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham and is scheduled for Friday, April 22 from 6-11 pm and Saturday, April 23 from 7-4. This is a very unique way to get involved with the environment. People who attend will walk around park and help naturalists identify as many species of animals as they can. According to their website, last years event helped to identify of 475 species and two new species in North Carolina. Friday nights events will include a nocturnal nature hike, and a nocturnal insect count. There will be food available for purchase on Saturday during the day. If you would like more information you can visit their website at www.piedmontwildlifecenter.org.
Spring Daze Arts and Crafts Festival and Earth Day Celebration
This event is put on by the town of Cary and is not scheduled for Earth Day weekend. It is scheduled for the next weekend, April 30, at the Fred G. Bond Park in Cary from 9 am to 5 pm. There is a lot to do at this festival. There will be live music that will be spread out on four different stages as well as vendors selling locally made arts and crafts. There is a Children's Village that will feature many things for the kids to do including interactive exhibits and craft projects. For more information on this festival you can visit Cary's website at www.townofcary.org.
These events showcase how the towns in our own backyard are creating awareness about the environment and how people can be environmentally responsible citizens. We at Simply Delicious Catering are committed to becoming more environmentally conscience in our business practices. We are taking steps and researching ways in which we can incorporate foods that are locally sourced from farmers in the surrounding areas. We are also committed to finding ways to use recyclable materials when it comes to our plates and serve ware. We want our footprint upon the Triangle and its residents to be minimal and our commitment to being environmentally conscience, large. Please check us out on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/Simplydeliciousnc or our website at www.simplydeliciousnc.com.