To celebrate EARTH Day, Create A Change Now, in partnership with the Green Alliance hosted its annual Earth Day Every Day Youth Art and Essay contest for students in elementary, middle and high school. The final judging and announcement of the winners took place on Saturday, April 20th during the 10th Annual GreenFest Celebration at Downtown Summerlin. They gave awards to the top three winning students and the students teacher for each grade category. To comprehensively support health and wellness in a holistic way, Create A Change Now introduced the Healthy School, Healthy Life Program, modeled after the CDC’s Whole School, Whole Community, and Whole Child (WSCC) framework. https://www.greenalliancenv.org/greenfest
To the Juice Standard, every day is earth day. Always being environmentally responsible, The Juice Standard pressed into pulp is donated to local farmers’ and home gardeners’ for composting, as well as the coffee cups are also compostable and the salad and smoothie bowls are made from recycled water bottles. TheJuiceStandard.com
Saturday, guests celebrate Benny, the lion’s 6th birthday at Lion Habitat Ranch, with 30+ other lions and Ozzie, Nevada’s only giraffe. The outdoor habitat is open 10 – 2pm Friday – Monday, with giraffe painting demonstrations every 1/2 hour. (382 Bruner Road (behind M Resort). Locals are $20. Children 4 – 14 are free with an adult ticket. www.lionhabitatranch.org
In honor of Earth Day, Grimaldi’s Pizzeria at Vegas locations, including Boca Park Fashions, on April 22 (only), will be offering a 16” Traditional Cheese pizza at a nice round price for only $10. Dine in or to go only.
On Saturday, the students with Journey Education gave back to nature by completing a detailed cleanup of the campsite areas at Valley of Fire, and then worked side by side with the rangers to clean up graffiti that has been carved into the sandstone by vandals. Additionally, they are holding a food drive to help Serving Our Kids Foundation, an organization that provides meals for approx. 3,000 students a week. This service project will go through May 10th, after which our students in grades K-8 will assemble each meal for the kids in need and donate the bagged meals to the Serving our Kids Foundation.