A rousing thank-you to all of the individuals, businesses and organizations that gave generously to make possible the Every Day Is Earth Day events honoring Mother Earth on April 22, 24 and 25.
The virtual program that took place on April 22 can still be viewed on the Kress Pavilion Facebook page. The documentary that was shown, Kiss the Ground, is great to view anytime at kissthegroundmovie.com. Many thanks to all who submitted slides and created informational pieces about their organizations. The Village of Egg Harbor and Kress Pavilion staff were on top of everything. A sincere thank-you to Myles Dannhausen Jr. of the Peninsula Pulse, who graciously and enthusiastically entertained as emcee during the virtual presentation.
Saturday outdoor events at the Kress Pavilion – including my herb walk, a raptor demonstration by Rob Hults of Open Door Bird Sanctuary, and a morning yoga meditation led by Kathy Navis – felt like a welcome return to normal. Landscape designer Jim Weikel presented his Meadow View Farm through a lens focusing on the spiritual and holistic recognition of the difficult-to-define reasons for why we feel the way we do about nature.
The Sunday events with Crossroads at Big Creek gave all who attended a beautiful afternoon outdoors in warm sunshine, plus a fascinating introduction to a wetland community and its history. In spite of some necessary restrictions, the programs were well attended and certainly enjoyed by all ages. As a bonus, 150 free trees were distributed as part of the Climate Change Coalition’s Big Plant, sponsored by Sustain Door and Every Day Is Earth Day.
Lastly, the Every Day Is Earth Day plan team appreciates all who attended, learned from and enjoyed Earth Day 2021.
Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
On behalf of the Every Day Is Earth Day plan team:
Jess Reinke, Lydia Semo, Angela Lensch, Laurel Hauser, Dave Lea, Mary Smythe, Tom O’Grady and Pat Glen