earth day 

Third planet rocks What: Earth Day Where: Whistler Village When: April 22 An afternoon of wholesome entertainment is spinning your way as Earth Day is celebrated world-wide on Wednesday, April 22. The Association of Whistler Area Residents for the Environment is the driving force behind the clean green scene celebrating just being. Karen Thirlwall, Pete & Chad, members of the Hounds of Buskerville (The Brothers Vogler) and many more will be getting together in the Village Square between 1 and 7 p.m. to jam. Drummers are invited with a view to getting a drum circle going. It won't be the first time that groovy action has hit the square, but it will be one of the better ones. Feel the rhythm of life as the drums send sonic waves of good vibrations to the cosmos — and there's face painting, too. The message is funky, far out and fun and it seeks to raise awareness of global consciousness. Earth-day world-wide wants to protect, enhance and promote positive change everywhere. As the globe spins there will be celebrations all across the span emerging in cannon. Deep in the embrace of space, on the fragile blue-green oasis, balanced by the spine of Coastal Mountains, the booths of Whistler will spring up. Already on board are booths dedicated to organic food, bear awareness with Mike Allen, recycling, birdhouse building, a Natural Art Display created by Christina Nick and much more. Among the corporate displays will be one by Mountain Air Industries of Whistler showcasing geothermal technology for heating and cooling homes. Geothermal systems transfer heat from the earth, rather than produce heat, and are more efficient than other heating and cooling systems. For each unit of energy used, geothermal systems generate four to five units of energy. Some other systems produce up to one unit of energy for every unit of energy consumed. You can also ride the Whistler Transit buses for free all day Earth Day, courtesy of B.C. Hydro which is covering the tab. There will be loads of activities for kids and organizer Keenan Moses says there is still plenty of time to get involved and volunteer. Just call him at 905-2669. Get in on the action and show your gratitude and support for the natural order and Mother Nature’s ways and wiles.

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