Party for the Planet

April 17, 2011 Comments Off on Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet was a 2 day event that happened this past Friday & Saturday at the Plazma by Central City Mall in Surrey. The event was set out to be BC’s largest Earth Day celebration! It featured Canada’s first bike powered Main Stage, and the very popular first Green Zip line activity. There was something “Green” for everyone at this event, from visiting “landscape lane,” that demonstrated to the public how the city of Surrey specifically is promising to protect their urban forests. This also featured the backyard tree sale, where attendees were encouraged to purchase a tree and plant it in their backyard.

They also offered “Energy Avenue” where attendees could explore and learn about ways to be energy efficient! The city of Surrey engineering department has gained Council support to establish a District Energy Utility in Surrey. This utility will distribute energy in the form of hot and cold water for the purpose of heating and cooling and will begin operation in 2013 in conjunction with the completion of the utility’s first customer, the New City Hall.

A Bread Affair had the opportunity to participate in this new tradition as we were featured in “Agriculture Alley.” This part of the festival showed the public how farmers feed the cities! Our bread was sold in a market type style and sold out in record time. They City of Surrey also offered attendees to participate in: seed planting, cow milking, & tutorials on chicken farmers of BC.

We would like to thank the City of Surrey for putting on this fabulous event and we look forward to what Earth month has to bring next year!

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