Lynn Perrin of environmental groups Pipe-Up and Water Watch readies buns for the Be The Change Action Circle Community Pot Luck.

Lynn Perrin of environmental groups Pipe-Up and Water Watch readies buns for the Be The Change Action Circle Community Pot Luck.

Mission celebrates Earth Day with minimum-waste potluck

Be The Change Action Circle hosts community potluck at park

More than 35 people attended the Earth Day Community Pot Luck Dinner presented by the Mission “Be The Change” Action Circle on Sunday evening.

Each person brought food and non-disposable plates and cutlery to the dinner at Fraser River Heritage Park where the picnic tables were made festive with table cloths, flowers and candles. The event demonstrated that a community can hold a joyful celebration without generating mountains of garbage.

Although cool and windy, it was a sunny and pleasant evening. The participants met some of their fellow citizens, enjoyed a variety of delicious food and held lively and interesting conversations as they celebrated Earth’s beauty and bounty. There was also a board available where people could write examples of how they show their love for Mother Earth.

Several people took a carbon survey to see how some of their everyday choices affect carbon emissions. By answering the 28 simple questions, people can see where they are doing well in the fight against global warming and where they need to make changes. Anyone can take the survey online until May 14 at missioncarbonchallenge.ca.