Every year more than 1 billion people in 192 countries celebrate Earth Day–a day to learn, celebrate, come together and take action for the earth. When we discovered that the International Earth Day concept was not well-known in The Netherlands, we decided it was time to do something about it! Thus in 2015, we created an International Earth Day The Netherlands event, held in The Hague. The day brought together environmental non-profits, eco-vendors, musical performers and speakers, to create a dynamic, interactive event for both children and adults.
In 2016, we celebrated International Earth Day in The Hague once again, with a focus on making an eco-lifestyle transparent and accessible, taking the guess work out of doing the right thing for the planet. Keeping in mind the climate talks held in Paris in 2015, and the fact that The Netherlands is a country whose expertise is in water, our 2016 focus was on how to reduce your carbon footprint on multiple fronts.
The organizers of this website are not planning an Earth Day celebration in 2017. However, if you have an Earth Day event planned in The Netherlands, please let us know so we can share your event information here!
The 2016 International Earth Day The Hague planning committee included Kristin Anderson, Mildred Berenschot, Ineke van der Berg, Joke Dekker, Lennart van der Linde and Frouckje van der Wal.
Supporting Organizations 2016:
Supporting Organizations 2015:
Bright Green Sponsors 2015:
EKO PLAZA Theresiastraat. Eko Plaza Theresiastaat provides a wide selection of organic and sustainable products. Why are they different from other stores? Read about their five choices here, that guide their product selection. Eko Plaza Theresiastraat is providing organic ingredients to our cook, who is making a wonderful meal for purchase at Earth Day, which will be available at a reasonable price thanks to our sponsors.
Joe’s Shop Located at 236 Theresiastraat provides a healthy selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, concentrating on locally grown and pesticide free products whenever possible. They can also arrange fruit and vegetables for your office or school lunch program, and fruit packets. Follow them on Facebook here.
Bakkerij Hans en Frans Hessing is a quality bakery with three storefronts in The Hague. Their fresh and delicious breads, scones, pastries and cakes are a happy part of any day. Bakkerij Hessing will be providing a mix of organic, spelt and desem bread four Earth Day The Hague. Show them how great they are by LIKING their FACEBOOK PAGE.