You know what excites me? Earth Day.
I just think it’s a day worthy of celebration. A necessary day, which should be celebrated everyday actually, to remind us that we often take this magnificent planet for granted.
I don’t want to blab too much about that, so I’ll just say this, do something this week to make a positive impact on our local environment. If you see trash on the ground, pick it up. If you don’t know what to do when you get out of work one day, go outside and play! If you don’t recycle, try it. And so help me God if I see you throw a cigarette butt out of your car window.
Now, here at Hill Country Conservancy, we pride ourselves in giving you lots of options to help us celebrate this week. Behold ladies & gentlemen, an entire schedule of events!Monday : If you haven’t already, buy your tickets for our Earth Day celebration featuring Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers at ACL Live on Friday! This will be our biggest event to date and let me tell you, the food alone is worth buying a ticket (Smoked Meatloaf & Pulled Rib Sliders provided by Salt Lick is just one item to look forward to). Not to mention Kennedy’s speech will be inspiring, Hornsby hasn’t played in Austin in over a decade, and we’ve got plenty of tricks up our sleeves too, so join us! You won’t want to miss out! Tuesday : The first businesses to kick off the “Give 5% to Mother Earth” Campaign are Amy’s Ice Cream and Phil’s Ice House! Go eat a burger & some ice cream at the South Lamar or Burnet Road locations on Tuesday, April 19th and say “I’m here for Earth Day” when you order! If 50 or more people do this, Amy’s & Phil’s will donate TWENTY PERCENT of sales to the campaign! We’ll be at South Lamar tomorrow for lunch – come say hi!
Wednesday : Join us at House + Earth for a happy hour honoring the planet! Local artist Judy Paul will be showcasing her prints inspired by the great outdoors – a portion of the print sales will benefit Hill Country Conservancy. Republic Tequila is providing the margaritas and it’s sure to be a great time. More info and RSVP here!
Thursday : Join us for KGSR’s Unplugged at the Grove featuring Carolyn Wonderland! Shady Grove is donating 5% of sales that night and we’ll be there with one of HCC’s biggest fans and local celeb, Andy Langer, enjoying the music and talking about Earth Day!
Friday : Eat, drink, shop, play, and more in support of “Give 5% to Mother Earth!” Nearly 100 businesses around town including Whole Earth, BookPeople, Gibson, 34th Street Café, Taco Deli, Anderson’s Coffee, Second Bar + Kitchen, Julian Gold, and many more are donating 5% of sales on Friday to Hill Country Conservancy, Texas Land Conservancy, Sierra Club, TreeFolks, Friends of Barton Springs Pool, and Clean Water Fund! Please make plans to support these businesses! There’s something for everyone, so check out the entire list here and go there on Friday! If you take pictures of your group celebrating Earth Day and you post them on our Facebook page, you get extra points!
If you need me to plan the day for you based on 5% Day businesses, you just let me know!
And then again, come to the Earth Day show at ACL Live!
Hope to see you out & about at some or all of these events! Earth is definitely the best planet, let’s celebrate her!