Santa Cruz Earth Day 2019 was the go-to place for over 5,000 people this past Saturday. The event took place at San Lorenzo Park. It was hosted by the non-profit organization Ecology Action, the City of Santa Cruz, and Santa Cruz County.
Not only does it bring attention to what needs to be done, but it also provides people with ways they can make a positive change. For example, what people eat, what forms of transportation they take, and how they recycle all impact the planet.
How did Earth Day start?
The very first Earth Day took place on April 22, 1970. It “activated 20 million Americans ” in launching the “modern environmental movement.” Many “groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed.” Present day, more than 1 billion people celebrate Earth Day every year!
Santa Cruz Earth Day Highlights
During the event, there was musical entertainment from SambaDá as well as a Recycled Fashion Show! Another highlight was the kid’s activity section. These ranged from arts and crafts, face painting, and music with Mothersong to gymnastics and wall climbing.
The fun did not stop there though. There was an Electric Vehicle Showcase, multiple vegetarian food vendors, a beer garden, and even a photo booth. Additionally, Chipper, the California Highway Patrol chipmunk, & the Santa Cruz Warriors mascot taught “best traffic safety behavior with reflective wristbands and bike reflectors.”
Why CORE Gets Involved
As a company that is Green Business Certified, Santa Cruz CORE was thrilled to join in the action. Practitioners offered free demos of services such as massage therapy, acupuncture, chirotherapy, and functional movement assessments. CORE’s mission is to help people on their path to wellness. Being healthy and living in a healthy environment truly go hand in hand!
Ultimately, the annual event raises environmental awareness and teaches the community how to preserve and protect Santa Cruz. It brings together various organizations, businesses, and people who all share a common goal of bettering the world we live in.