As part of our All Hands on Earth campaign, we’re asking millions of people all over the world to spend the whole month of April— Earth Month— thinking about where their food comes from, and how their food choices impact our planet. Picnic for Earth is about all of us coming together to do our part by eating sustainably. We’re celebrating nature and the bounty it provides with Picnic for Earth.
What is Picnic for Earth?
Picnic for Earth is a celebration of the planet we live on, the food it provides and the people we share it with. In short, the planet does a lot for us, and we should take it out for lunch.
On and around Earth Day 2013 (April 22), people all around the world will be stepping outside and heading to their favorite outdoor spot to enjoy good food in the company of great people.
Learn more about the history of Earth Day!
Picnic for Earth events all over the world – or choose to host your own picnic. Organizing a picnic is as simple as choosing a location and showing up on or around Earth Day. The Picnic For Earth experience should be as fun and easy as possible for all involved. Picnics do not need to be formal events — they can be as simple (or as complex) as each organizer wants.
Who can participate?
Picnic for Earth is open to all. The more the merrier!
You’ve sold me. How do I get involved?
Simple! Pick a location for your picnic, think of the people you’d like to come along and invite them. We’ve provided some picnic tips to help you.
Once your location, time and date are set,
fill out the form and invite your friends, family and community to come out and join the fun. Your picnic can be a public or private event. Submit photos or videos of our own private picnics with friends through social media using #AllHandsPicnic.
Would you like to see our photos?
Absolutely! We want to know how your picnic goes and hope that you’ll share tweets, photos, videos and stories with the world. To do so, just use the tag #AllHandsPicnic on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or YouTube. If you’re a Flickr member, please use the tag picnic-TNC13.
Does my picnic have to be on Earth Day, the 22nd?
No, it can be in the week before, on Saturday, a few days after, whenever works best. We’ll be celebrating with Picnic for Earth the entire month of April.
What about the weather?
Since there will be picnics all around the world, we can guarantee one thing: it will rain, somewhere! Pack an umbrella! And if you are willing to brave the elements, see the question below.
What else should I know?
Leave your picnic site better than you found it. Make sure that you encourage everyone who participates to generate as little waste as possible, to leave their picnic site in immaculate condition, preferably cleaner than when they arrived.
Here are some other tips on how to have a green picnic.
Can I help get the word out?
Of course you can! Invite your close-by friends to your picnic, and invite your far-flung friends to have their own. Use your social networks to share info about your picnic. And don’t forget to share photos and videos during and after the picnic!
Can I contact you?
Yes. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Image: Sixty children from Olasiti Primary School picnic in Tarangire National Park. © 2012 Grand Master Productions-Arusha]