The Sustainable Rossmoor Club Honors Earth Day
Each year Sustainable Rossmoor has had an Earth Day Committee that focuses on presenting some events and educational activities that help to focus on Earth Day and raise the awareness of common Earth Day themes within our community.
Recent Rossmoor Earth Day Activities
Last April 21, 2017, Sustainable Rossmoor’s Earth Day Committee sponsored their Second Annual Rossmoor Earth Day event. In our 2016 event, well over 600 people attended and interacted with more than 50 businesses and organizations.
The theme for Earth Day 2017 was Earth Day: Our Choices, Our World. We hoped to inspire, educate and demonstrate how our everyday choices affect the sustainability of our planet. We asked our exhibitors to tailor their demonstrations to focus on ways we, as residents and staff of this community, can become better stewards of the earth.
Categories of exhibitors
We invited a wide range of exhibitors, including popular returnees from 2016’s event. Some brought new and innovative eco-friendly products, and a few were invited just for the fun of it! After all, this is a celebration of the earth and we wanted it to be a joyous and uplifting day. We also invited a number of Rossmoor Clubs to share their ideas on how to inspire and lead us in contributing to the sustainability of our community.
In keeping with the theme Our Choices, Our World our exhibitors showcased ways we can make
- Smarter Energy Choices
- Conserve Water and Choose Drought Tolerant Plants for our Gardens
- Reduce Reuse and Recycle
- Volunteer or Contribute to the Organizations Working for the Greater Good of the Planet
- Understand How Our Choices Affect the Wildlife, Birds and Animals of our Ecosystem
- How the Foods We Eat and the Personal Care Products We Purchase Affect Our Health
There was a large display of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, demonstrations on planting a succulent container garden, and extensive educational efforts on “what goes in your recycle bin.”
We were especially pleased that the Rossmoor Jazz Club Band sponsored the Hot 4 Jazz Band, who provided a fun, musical lift to our festivities.