Be The Change organizing April 21 community event

Celebrate Earth Day at Mission's Fraser River Heritage Park

Mission residents are invited to celebrate Earth Day, spring and the community at the second annual Earth-friendly, zero-waste pot luck dinner in Fraser River Heritage Park on Monday, April 21.

The event begins at 5 p.m. in the shelter at the park and will take place rain or shine.

Everyone attending is asked to bring one dish of food with enough to serve a few people plus their own non-disposable plate, cutlery, mug, napkin and non-alcoholic beverage.

The event will be hosted by the Mission Be The Change Action Circle, a small group of citizens who came together in October 2011 after attending the environmental symposium presented in Mission by the Be The Change Earth Alliance. Its goal is to work towards creating an environmentally sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling human presence on Earth.

The group’s first project was the promotion of a CSA (community supported agriculture), a mutually supportive agreement between Mission residents and two local farmers. The customer pays a lump-sum to the farmer at the beginning of the growing season, providing the farmer with operating capital at a time when he would normally have no income but when his costs are highest. In return, the customer receives a box of fresh, organic, in-season produce every week for 16 weeks.

The second initiative was the Mission Carbon Challenge, an attempt to raise awareness of the effect many of our everyday choices have on carbon emissions and climate-change. At Mission Fest and at the Christmas Farmers’ Market, people were offered the opportunity to take a simple survey to determine how well they are doing in the fight against carbon emissions.

Most recently, the group hosted a series of six facilitated public discussions on a variety of themes related to how we live on Earth, both individually and as a community.

Join your neighbours in a beautiful setting for fun and food in an Earth-friendly celebration of Earth and spring. Wear your cheeriest spring colours.

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