Human Impacts Institute’s Spring Soiree and Earth Day Celebration took place last Monday, April 22nd at Green Depot! Green Depot is a green product and green building materials store. For this reason it was, in consequence, the perfect location for HII’s event! Dozens showed up for the celebration that included locally sourced cocktails courtesy of Manhattan Cocktail Classic, cute cupcakes donated by Little Cupcake Bakeshop, and live Afro-Columbian music from Ay Mayo!
HII was happy to see so many familiar and new faces at Green Depot to celebrate our amazing Earth with us! Attendees were asked to fill out a nametag when they entered the venue with an Earth Day Pledge on it. Some examples of the amazing pledges are:
- Eat more local foods
- Waste less
- Recycle more
- Practice composting
- Volunteer with an environmental organization
Attendees were also able to take place in a raffle! Prizes included a $75 gift certificate fromBedHead Pajamas, a green cleaning kit from Green Depot, and a handmade necklace from Brazil! Three lucky participants won the great prizes. HII also had fun environmental education games and quizzes available for Soiree
participants to partake in! Games included an Earth Day quiz, East River fish species quiz, a green washing quiz, and more! Many individuals had a fun time competing to see who had more environmental knowledge.
Human Impacts Institute thanks all of our sponsors, donors, and attendees. We loved seeing all of you there with the common goal of thinking about and celebrating our precious earth!
Hope to see you at the next event soon!
Melanie Griffin, Outreach Coordinator