Moms for Mother Earth, an organization recently created by Landmark Forum graduate Zen Honeycutt in her Self-Expression and Leadership program, held its first event on March 15th: a Green Earth Festival in Santa Ana, California. The event was held in the beautiful Santiago Park and nature reserve, and was attended by over 400 people, including Santa Ana councilwoman Michelle Martinez.
In addition to enjoying the beautiful natural surroundings, which have become the refuge of many local birds and animals after much nearby open land was destroyed by wildfires, attendees got to partake in a variety of fun and informative events. A native plant and tree planting event led to over 150 trees being planted. A ten person expert panel spoke to people about what we can do in terms of preserving the envirnoment and making sure development is sustainable, with experts speaking on subjects such as solar energy, electric cars, home safety, personal care, mothering and other topics.
In addition, the festival featured 24 vendors of natural products, three musical acts, nature crafts, and a live painting performance. The Cal State Long Beach Alpha Phi Omega Co-Ed Service Fraternity volunteered at the event, along with the Irvine Brownies. Many other local businesses and organizations contributed to and helped sponsor the event, which was such a success that Honeycutt and her team are brainstorming about their next Moms for Mother Earth project. They are looking at other Eco-friendly events in Orange County, such as an ocean shore clean up day, nature hikes, and whatever else the community supports.
To get involved or get more information, email Honeycutt at [email protected].