Although Earth Day is officially April 22nd, Down to Earth will be celebrating it on Sunday April 27th with a special day of fun and music. Proceeds from tickets sold will go towards supporting an awesome new sustainability charter school in Kaimuki, the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS). Here's a great opportunity to support a worthwhile cause and have fun doing it! Learn more about Down to Earth's Earth Day Celebration

We’re so excited about this partnership event that we want to give away two FREE tickets on our social media to two lucky winners! The contest is simple: Share our post on Facebook and Instagram (@downtoearthhi). . The person to get the most likes on their shared Facebook post wins 2 FREE Tickets. Whoever tags us on Instagram #SEEQSDTE and gets the most likes, will also win 2 FREE tickets!

Although we discuss SEEQS in some detail in this month's feature article, I'd like to elaborate a little bit.

Several weeks ago, I had the awesome opportunity to meet and speak with SEEQS founder, Buffy Cushman-Patz. A recent grad from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Buffy has been a school principal, has taught math and science in public, charter, and independent schools across Hawaii, and has led math and science workshops for teachers in South Africa. She’s an amazing woman with a passion for making a difference in education by encouraging students to take ownership for their own learning and helping them to expand their awareness of the world around them. For Buffy, “Raising a new generation with a deep understanding on how to treat and respect our planet is critical."

Photo: Lettuce Growing in Raised Beds

As Buffy and I chatted, it didn’t take long for us to realize our vision for helping others to respect the land, or ‘aina, was completely aligned. Earth Day has always been one of Down to Earth’s favorite times of year as it gives us an opportunity to celebrate our passion and appreciation for the ‘aina (earth, land). In addition to our devotion to sustainability through a commitment to organic and natural foods, we also support sustainability efforts in our local community. It was easy to see this would be the perfect partnership.

We hope you’ll join us on Sunday April 27th at Hawaiian Brian’s to help raise funds for SEEQS mission. You can attend the all-day event or any portion of the day, which includes yoga, zumba, keiki fun: face-painting and mini-cooking class, music performances by Mike Love and Ooklah The Moc, and healthy organic food from Life Foods, Inc. It’s going to be a blast!

We are so honored to align ourselves with a community organization that is concerned about our environment and wants to help make a better tomorrow with a lighter footprint.