Snohomish Green Community Pulls Together in a Huge Celebration of Earth Day, Organized by Natural Clothing Company and Grilla Bites Cafe

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On April 22nd 1970, 20 million Americans joined the movement of the first Earth Day. Today Earth Day Network expects 1.5 billion people to be part of global events and programs. Each business is starting at various degrees to face their impact on the environment. What better way to bring up these issues up than by celebrating the Earth Day – the day that started it all? Snohomish, Wa Natural Clothing Company and Grilla Bites Cafe organized the celebration that involves the whole community and fires up the discussion about sustainability.

On April 22nd 1970, 20 million Americans joined the movement of the first Earth Day. Today Earth Day Network expects 1.5 billion people to be part of global events and programs. Each business is starting at various degrees to face their impact on the environment. What better way to bring up these issues up than by celebrating the Earth Day – the day that started it all? Snohomish, Wa Natural Clothing Company and Grilla Bites Cafe organized the celebration that involves the whole community and fires up the discussion about sustainability.

A quick glance back to the 60’s or 70’s brings back a picture of dirty waters and polluted air, filled with emissions from leaded gas cars. The environment was so abused, that in 1969 the infamous Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire, when sparks from a train fell on oil covering the water. With today’s climate debates and energy problems, it is easy to forget how far we have already come: that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was founded after the first Earth Day came into being, that the power of public demand and action can create amazing results.

That is why Natural Clothing Company and Grilla Bite Cafe decided to highlight area’s green efforts: businesses, farms and organizations. Green Grilla Bites Cafe already composts their waste, focuses on organic and local food, offers delicious non-gluten or non-dairy options. They serve as a central pick up place for the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and are a favorite gathering spot. Natural Clothing Company loves and respects organic food as much as eco-friendly clothes. Their organic and natural clothing is not only good for the skin but also protects the environment since crops are grown without the use of pesticides or insecticides. So it was an easy fit.

They invited Cedar Grove Compost to share the secrets of good composting and got together green farmers, the ones who practice traditional, not chemical ways – Caruso Farm, Flying Tomato, and Full Circle Farm. Then came Wolf College, a youth and adults educational program which trains in forgotten but fascinating skills - surviving in the mountains, wild cooking and herbology and more. Songcroft, a sustainable school of farming, gardening and permaculture design followed. There are many more participants, like the local Boys and Girls Club, which runs yearly contest for kids in creating sculptures from reused materials, starting them on a path of caring and tremendous fun.

All of these activities and their products will be on display in on Earth Day, Thursday April 22nd, 1 pm - 6 pm at Kla Ha Ya Park, right off historic First Street by the Snohomish River. Various businesses along First Street in Snohomish will also be participating. After 6 pm, there will be a Dirt Cake at Grilla Bites and a showing of the Annie Leonard video “The Story of Stuff”, a great finale for an amazing day! The conversation of “what really is green? what is sustainable?” is an important on to each community and everyone is warmly invited.
Three will be more action on Saturday, April 24th, 9 am to 4 pm - a City of Snohomish Spring Clean-Up.

The sign up is at the Boys and Girls Club, 402 Second Street. It will be a day of fun and community spirit helping to make the city more beautiful. This yearly event is sponsored by City of Snohomish, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, Kiwanis Club and the Snohomish Parks Foundation. There will be lunch served by the Snohomish Lions Club. The Household Clean-Up is held at the City shop yard, 1801 First St where City of Snohomish residents can dispose of household waste items.

For more information please visit http://www.NaturalClothingCompany.com/Earth_Day , email info@Natural Clothing Company or call 877-800-8878.

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