Green Day Comes to Grass Valley

According to Oakland Local, a non-profit, independent, community news and information hub, a green day of environmental education is being held at Oakland’s Grass Valley Elementary School, out of the project created by Ilyse Opas in Landmark Education’s Self-Expression and Leadership Program.

The reason for the day is environmental education, creation and inspiration, and features a variety of workshops, crafts and musical activities.

The day is being held Saturday, June 5th, starting at 9:30 in the morning with a compostable waffle breakfast, for which a $5 donation is suggested. At 10 there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the new school garden. The garden actually began in the fall with planter boxes provided by the school’s Dad’s Club – student grown vegetables from the planter boxes will be on sale at the Green Day.

According to Opas, the project was designed to “create community, empowerment and education centered around caring for our planet and for each other.”

To find out more, call Opas at 510-879-1220. Here is the Oakland Local story.

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Ilyse Opas - June 4, 2010

I just googled our event and found this article, to my pleasant surprise!

Come one, come all, to Green Day! We have a wide variety of events planned including workshops and games on composting, waste reduction, and recycling education, as well as a mural painting activity, a button-making machine, face painting, and more! Our resident guitarist (and fellow Landmark graduate), Chris Hanson, will be strumming away, and several DJs will be dazzling us with world grooves as the day continues.

Remember, what you do makes a difference. Go green!

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