With Earth day just right around the corner, the three downtown Fairmont Hotels are partnering with One Tree Planted for a greener Vancouver. On April 22nd, for every entrée that is purchased in these hotels, a sapling will be donated. Participating restaurants include Notch8 at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, ARC at Fairmont Waterfront, and Botanist at Fairmont Pacific Rim. The promotion runs all day and includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in all the participating venues.
On April 27th, with the collaboration of Stanley Park Ecological Centre, these saplings will be planted noon through 4 pm. Volunteers are welcome for the free event and can register to join our Fairmont Hotels team in tree planting. The event information can be found here. This initiative is part of ACCOR’s Planet 21, a sustainable development program, which is a commitment to the planet and the communities where they operate.
If you aren’t able to join us in Botanist this Earth Day, Executive Chef Hector Laguna is encouraging you to save your kitchen scraps from becoming food waste and make a delicious vegetable stock in the process with his no waste veggie stock recipe.
Our Planet 21 team at Fairmont Pacific Rim is also dishing up five ways you can reduce your traveling carbon footprint; From getting there and getting around, reusing and recycling tips, and ways to contribute locally and conserve.
The celebration is not over yet! The 9th Annual Earth Day Parade will take place on Saturday, April 20th this year. Vancouverites will be marching down Commercial Drive to spread awareness about the cause. Environmental friendly costumes are highly recommended, so don’t forget to bring your cameras with you! Festival follows at Grandview Park with music and food. While you are in the area do not forget to check out some shops and restaurants on the drive. You can find more information here.
Need some vitamin sea? Join Surfrider Vancouver Foundation on April 27th from 11 am until 1 pm for their annual Wreck Beach clean-up. More information can be found here. We also found some fun and educational Earth Day events for you to enjoy with your family over the next two weekends.