Join our collaborative community effort to clean up the May River, connect with each other, celebrate the natural environment, and learn how to care for it and each other with green resources! This family friendly event promotes people and planet connections to build sustainable communities with fun learning experiences for all ages to raise awareness about full loop connectivity of ecological, social and economic systems and how to support them sustainably.
Earth Day Celebration • April 26, 2014 • 11am to 4pm • Historic Old Town Bluffton
May River Boat Tours with May River Excursions
Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air. $20/ per person, subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street starting at 12:00 noon until 6:00pm. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information 843-304-2878
Green Resource Expo
Learn about organizations that support healthy planet-people connections, and the latest products and services to help you achieve green living and care for the environment.
*Nonprofits and businesses are invited to showcase products and services that support a healthy planet and community (nonprofit discounts available).
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“Do the Loop” for All Ages
This popular obstacle course is a fun learning activity for kids of all ages to challenge physical ability and promote learning about ways to go green.
Green Crafts for Kids
Make and take home a craft or piece of green art created on site! There is no charge, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Check out live music and special chef demos that partner local chefs with local farmers. Learn about the environmental impacts of food choices, and enjoy samples of yummy delicacies. Get tips for how to live a greener life, stewardship of native wildlife, and how we can all be better at caring for and sustaining our environment.
Kayak & Paddle Board Tours on the May River
There will be tours available following the May River Clean-Up: $25.00 per person at 12:00 noon, 2:00pm, 4:00pm. Price includes kayak or paddle board and 1 1/2 hour tour around the May River. Anyone who has a kayak or paddle board and wants to "tag along" can do so for free. There is a 17 person maximum for each tour, so be sure and call 843-684-3296 for reservations.
Bring your old CELL PHONES, NOTEBOOK COMPUTERS (no desktops), JUICE POUCHES, DAIRY TUBS, and #6 PLASTIC CUPS and be part of Experience Green's partnership with the TerraCycle Brigade program that collects items and turns them into tote bags, picture frames, notebook, placemats, pots, pavers, and more for major retailers such as WalMart, Target, and Home Depot. Click here to learn more.
Zero Waste Event
The 2014 Earth Day Celebration will be Zero Waste again! Zero waste suggests that the entire concept of waste should be eliminated. The waste stations with recycling and organic collection will take the majority of the event’s waste. All waste will be measured, audited, and documented. The 2012 Earth Day Celebration was the FIRST Zero Waste Event in Beaufort County, hosted 900+ attendees, and generated only 80.4 lbs total recyclable or compostable waste, and ZERO waste in the landfill!
Your assistance is needed to make the event a success! Email us at email@example.com with your availability to help on April 26 or if you can help with advance preparation needs. To volunteer for the May River Cleanup, contact Beth Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Earth Day Celebration Sponsors and Partners
We appreciate the organizations that support our mission to build sustainable communities and are partnering with Experience Green to make the Earth Day Celebration possible.
Ahh Green Spa
Be Green Packaging
Beaufort Jasper Beekeepers Association
Bluffton High School Environmental Engineering Club
Bluffton Middle School and Port Royal Sound Explorers
Carolina Contractors, Inc.
Conservation Voters of SC
Court Atkins Architects, Inc.
David Neal Carroll
Elm Energy Group
Farmer's Market of Bluffton
Friends of Bluffton Dog Parks & Beaufort County
Glidden of HHI, Bluffton & Beaufort
Grainger Industrial Supply
Greater Bluffton Chamber
HHI-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce
Hilton Head Automotive
Hilton Head Island Audubon Society
Hilton Head PSD
Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
Lowcountry Master Naturalist Association
Noah's Arks Rescue
Return to the Garden of Eden
Sea Pines Resort
The Art of Yoga Therapy
The Bluffton Sun
The Island Packet
USCB Coastal Ecology and Conservation Program