Given how passionate I am about all things eco, I am thrilled to be a media sponsor of Down:2:Earth. This sustainable living expo will take place April 9-11 at the Hynes, and in addition to covering everything from products to gardening to services to fashion to food for grownups, there is plenty of programming for families to enjoy. The D2E Kids Block will include activities such as butter making, a demonstration on worms and farming, hands on animal activities, face painting, and storytelling. There also will be a panel on clean energy opportunities for teens, and Dr. Mayim Bialik of the Holistic Moms Network (and formerly of Blossom fame) will present a workshop on holistic parenting.
Also, foodies take note: D2E kicks off on Friday, April 9 (5 - 9pm) with Local Bites, a food and wine tasting event featuring area restaurants that are green-certified or who focus on local sourcing. A portion of the proceeds from Local Bites will benefit the Federation of Mass Farmers Markets and the New England Aquarium's Sustainable Fisheries Initiative. Tickets for Local Bites are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.
Otherwise, tickets for Saturday/Sunday are $10 for adults and $8 for students; kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. (And psst! Subscribe to the Boston Mamas mailing list by March 31st and you'll get a D2E ticket discount code in the next newsletter.)
So come get your green on, will you? I look forward to seeing you at D2E!
At the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston