IDEAS leaders from Rollins College, the Hive Orlando, Winter Park High School, and the University of Central Florida participated in the 9th annual Central Florida Earth Day at Lake Eola Park.
The event was hosted and organized by the Vegetarians of Central Florida and featured eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and live music and entertainment.
The IDEAS section of the event included:
* the distribution of “t-totes” (tote bags made from old t-shirts, a sustainable solution to plastic bag use)
* a workshop on the basics of solar energy by DJ Chill Will
* the creation of terrariums
* live silkscreening
* the Tree of Sustainability (a cardboard tree where participants could place “leaves of ideas” about sustainable solutions)
* a homemade pressure cooker demonstration
* the sale of Hive Orlando shirts
* information on how to join the IDEAS movement; as well as dates for upcoming events
Photographs by Ricardo Williams, Ryan Feinberg, & Spencer Britt