HONOLULU, Hawaii (April 9, 2010) – Throughout the month of April, Whole Foods Market is encouraging shoppers to get friendly with the environment with a lineup of Earth Day events and activities at its Kahala store. Kicking of the activities on Sunday, April 18, Whole Foods Market will spotlight local vendors and nonprofits, including vendors such as MA‘O Farms, Ho Farms, Malama Maunalua, North Shore Farms, Hawaii Nature Center and many more!
“Whole Foods Market is excited to celebrate Earth Day with the community with a lineup of events that work towards raising awareness about local environmental issues,” said Natalie Aczon, Whole Foods Market Kahala, marketing supervisor. “Shoppers are invited to stop by our store and participate in our free activities and learn about how they can incorporate ‘green’ initiatives into their everyday life – whether its doing the housecleaning with eco-friendly supplies or biking to work or school.”
Whole Foods Market Earth Week Festival, Sunday, April 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Join Whole Foods Market for a fun-filled, informational afternoon April 18, for the store’s Earth Week Festival! Shoppers can learn more about the store’s local vendors — including MA‘O Farms, Ho Farms – at “Maka’s LOCAL Market” which will highlight fresh local produce and products in an outdoor market setting.
Several local nonprofits will also be on-hand to discuss how shoppers can make a difference within the communities in which they live, whether its eating local for a week with Kokua Hawaii Foundation and Kanu Hawaii, being a part of the car revolution by signing up for a Zip Car, volunteering at a clean up day with Malama Maunalua Hawaii Nature Center or even working with one of the island’s terrific local farmers.
Local vendor, 1st Look Exteriors will offer shoppers tips on how to recreate their popular Living Walls and also hold a drawing to give away one of their popular vases every hour. And for shoppers who are looking for a new and eco-friendly way “green” their commute, Island Triathlon will also be in-store providing information on how to tune a bike.
Also throughout the week Whole Foods Market Kahala will host Earth activities to help shoppers execute their earth-friendly commitments and resolutions: Mouthwatering Mondays Goes Green, Monday, April 19, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
In celebration of Earth Week, Whole Foods Market’s popular Mouthwatering Mondays event is going green with all departments of the store sampling their favorite environmentally-friendly choices.
“Find Your Healthy” Workshop, Monday, April 19, 4:30 p.m.
Deb Christensen of “Find Your Healthy” will host a workshop for shoppers on how to create their own all-natural cleaning products.
Bike Safety Class and Cruiser Ride, Tuesday, April 20, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Get some tips on bike safety at Whole Foods Market, hosted by one of the store’s grocery team member’s Cameron from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Then from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. decorate your bike and take a spin around Kahala!
“Food Inc.” Movie Screening, Tuesday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Join Whole Foods Market for a special screening of “Food Inc.” at Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School’s cafeteria. A $5 donation is requested, which will benefit Kuhio Elementary School’s health and wellness program.
“Ingredients” Movie Screening, Wednesday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Join Whole Foods Market for a special screening of “Ingredients” at Prince Jonah Kuhio Elementary School’s cafeteria. A $5 donation is requested, which will benefit Kuhio Elementary School’s health and wellness program.
100% LOCAL Cooking Demonstration, Thursday, April 22, 4 p.m.
Whole Foods Market encourages shoppers to eat local, with a fun cooking demonstration featuring all-local ingredients!
Green Shopping List Challenge, Sunday, April 18 – Thursday, April 22, Store Hours
In celebration of Earth Day, shoppers who check three or more items from Whole Foods Market’s “green shopping list” from April 18 through 22 will receive a FREE reusable FEED bag, while supplies last! Items on Whole Foods Market’s “green shopping list” include, 100 percent recycled-content paper products, biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products as well as a selection of other local and organic products.