Partyin' Down With Mother Earth
By: iO Staff, April 17, 2012
Cape Cod Green Drinks teams up with InsideOUT Cape Cod this Earth Day for a family-friendly, fun and educational event at Cape Cod Beer.
On Sunday, April 22, from 11 AM to 4 PM, attendees are invited to enjoy live music by Molly Parmenter, Todd Nickerson and Brendan Princi, while perusing educational offerings from local environmental nonprofits and green businesses, including the Sea Education Association, Shift Boutique, The Little Beach Gallery, Fresh Interiors, Clean Green, Fisherman’s Daughter, Banshii, Cape Light Compact, Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Skin Care, Adlumia, My Generation Energy, Organic Farms Are Everywhere, Cape Light Compact, the Hoxie Center, GreenCAPE, Bumboosa, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and “g” Green Design.
As we know, eating locally produced food helps reduce your carbon footprint. Local food vendors Good 4 You Tea, the Fiddlestix food truck, the Centerville Pie Company, Cape Cod Potato Chips, and Late July Organics will be serving up tasty treats all day. And, of course, Cape Cod Beer will be on tap.
Cape Cod Green Drinks is a local chapter of an international organization dedicated to eco-conscious networking, led by Hyannis business owners Amanda Converse and Jen Villa since 2009. As organizers of monthly Green Drinks events highlighting the local green movement, the two women wanted to take the Green Drinks concept to another level this Earth Day.
And what better place to hold such an event than Cape Cod Beer, Cape Cod’s own local microbrewery?
Inspired by an Earth Day festival she attended in San Diego, Villa dreamed up a huge party in celebration of Mother Earth, complete with music, food, and of course, beer.
"I wanted to unite the community over something most of us feel passionately about: our fragile and amazing environment here on The Cape," says Villa, who sells locally-made and recycled products in addition to art work at her South Street, Hyannis shop, The Little Beach Gallery.
For Converse, who has helped more than 150 local businesses complete steps toward their “green” certification through her organization, Cape & Islands Green, it was important to put a spotlight on the "green" businesses and organizations on the Cape.
“The Cape’s entire way of life is based upon the natural environment remaining beautiful and intact. Earth Day is a reminder to be thankful for all the resources the Earth provides us,” says Converse. “With this fun and educational event, we are bringing eco-friendly business and eco-friendly nonprofit organizations together under one roof to show people how much the Cape has to offer in terms of a green community.”
As a website dedicated to Cape Cod culture and living, InsideOUT is proud to co-sponsor an event that brings Cape Codders of all ages together to learn more about the environment they all share.
“Who says it isn’t easy being green?” said InsideOUT editor Elise Hugus. “Come enjoy the earth-friendly vibes and opportunity to meet some like-minded people. You never know where you’ll find inspiration.”