Barnstable residents interested in learning how to protect the environment can celebrate Earth Day with local merchants, artists and restaurants at on Sunday - all find inspiration in making the earth a little bit greener.
The Earth Day event from 11 am to 4 pm will feature green businesses, environmental non-profits and educational organizations, however expect to have some fun.
The event will feature live music by Molly Parmenter, Todd Nickerson and Brendan Princi and local food and beer.
Cape Cod Green Drinks is a local chapter of an international organization dedicated to eco-conscious networking, led by Hyannis business owners and since 2009.
As organizers of monthly Green Drinks events highlighting local green businesses and organizations, Converse and Villa wanted to take the Green Drinks concept to another level for Earth Day.
“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,” said Converse. “With this fun and educational event, we are bringing eco-friendly business and eco-friendly non-profit organizations together under one roof to show people how much the Cape has to offer in terms of a green community.”
Converse owns the Hyannis and serves on the Board of Directors of the Cape Cod Young Professionals. What's more, she has helped more than 150 local businesses complete steps toward their “green” certification through her organization Cape & Islands Green.
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 we all share.
“Who says it isn’t easy being green?” said InsideOUT editor Elise Hugus. “We're hoping people who normally wouldn't come out for an Earth Day event will be enticed by the fun, family-friendly vibes and opportunity to meet some like-minded people. You never know where you’ll find inspiration.”
Organizations and businesses on hand: Sea Education Association,, , Fresh Interiors, Clean Green, Fisherman's Daughter, , Cape Light Compact, Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Skin Care, Adlumia, My Generation Energy, Organic Farms Are Everywhere, Cape Light Compact, the Hoxie Center, , Bumboosa, Buy Fresh Buy Local, “g” Green Design, Good 4 You Tea, the Fiddlestix food truck, the , and will be serving up tasty treats all day. And of course, will be on tap.
Information from a press release.