by Elizah Leigh
Categories: Animals, Arts/Culture, Causes, Eats, Events
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California residents (and anyone who plans to be on the West Coast mid-September) should take note: There’s a interesting eco-festival coming up that you might want to attend.

The Day of Peace — happening Sunday, September 19th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on the Santa Monica Pier — is a family-friendly event hosted by 600+ members of renowned humanitarian, primatologist and environmentalist Dr. Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots Youth Program.

Beyond Goodall‘s eco-cred, what makes the event even more notable is that attendees will have the opportunity to explore countless green-themed educational exhibits presented by Roots & Shoots members meant to inspire all of us to step up to the plate and take our eco-citizen responsibility to the next level.

Pre-K children to university aged students can even choose to join Goodall‘s organization which helps its participants cultivate respect for unique cultures, compassion for Mother Nature’s creatures and brainstorm projects that “make the world a better place for people, animals and the environment.”

What’s more, the Day Of Peace is about inspiring everyone to have fun while making a positive impact, whether through the donation of a non-perishable food item for humans/pets via their food drive or by participating in their yearly Peace Dove Parade (featuring 100 handmade birds with 25 foot wide wing spans using repurposed materials).

Featuring celebrity guests, musical performances, pet adoptions, fun eco-themed activities and arts/crafts exhibits, Day of Peace seems like a great opportunity to get out, enjoy the fresh ocean air, and most importantly, mingle with people who are just as gung-ho about channeling their time on this planet toward worthwhile endeavors as you are!