Today is World Earth Day! I debated as to what I should post today–do we care that it’s Earth Day? Shouldn’t we care about our earth every day? Perhaps your child has a project or charity for Earth Day arranged by the school–that takes care of this! No need to hammer the message in any deeper…right?
I’ve been wondering, where did World Earth Day come from? What are organizations doing that we can also participate in? Let’s not dump the responsibility of teaching environmental awareness on our children’s schools. If you haven’t had “the talk”, and you didn’t make Pintrest-level craft projects with your child yet, it’s not too late to do something! Here are six Beijing events (starting today) you can participate in to prove that you also care about our Planet Earth!
1. The 1st Beijing Earth Day Festival, Apr 22
One Percent for the Planet, Patagonia, Gung Ho! Pizza and C Nature are presenting the first annual Beijing Earth Day Festival, featuring a Green Market loaded with lots of handmade, environmentally friendly items. The festival will also host stands for all of Green Project partners, giving them a chance to spotlight their efforts in Beijing and China, as well as help raise donations for the signature charity partner.
Free. 4-10pm. Sanlitun SOHO Patagonia.
2. BIBA Roundabout Book Fair, Apr 23
Beijing International Bilingual Academy hosts a Roundabout Book Fair this Saturday. Head on over for bargain books for the whole family! Paperbacks start at RMB10, hardbacks at RMB20, kids’ books vary. Books are in English, Chinese and other languages. All proceeds support a child in need.
Free. 10am-3pm. Beijing International Bilingual Academy (8041 0390).
3. Yongli Flower Charity Trip to a Rural School, Apr 23
Yongli Travel organizes a regular Yongli Flower project trip to attract supporters and donors for school materials in large need but low supply. Piandaozi Primary needs books, stationary, school uniforms, quilts, ball-point pens, erasers, exercise books, rope skipping, rice, oil, gloves, pencils, rice, and cooking oil. Piandaozi Primary School, in Zhaogezhuang education district, is located in the remote mountain area of Piandaozi village, Longmen Township, Laishui County, Hebei. The trip takes three hours (200km).
RMB 120 (travel cost). 6:30am-9pm. Contact email@example.com (4000-887-365) for more information.
4. 3e Community Charity Day, Apr 23
3e International School hosts a flea market supporting Roundabout, accompanied by games and activities for the whole family. Roundabout Charity Store will also be selling books on campus.
Free. 10am-Noon. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org (6437 3344).
5. Beijing Hikers: Great Wall Clean Up, Apr 23
In the spirit of Earth Day, Beijing Hikers are going to head out to Jiankou and clean up as much as they can, followed by a pizza lunch at the Gung Ho Bros Jiankou traditional Chinese courtyard residence!
RMB 150-200 (travel cost). Free Gungho pizza and beer. 8:30am-6pm or later. (6432-2786 )
6. British Club Beijing Spring Bazaar, Apr 23
The British Club Beijing has teamed up with Roundabout Charity Store to support the Migrant Children’s Foundation. Thirty five vendors will be present.
Free. 10am-2pm. Capital Club Athletic Center (email@example.com)