May 15, 2011

I Love Earth Weekends at Nuvali

This year, the country’s first and largest sustainable eco-community organized a month long celebration of Earth Day with the theme “I love Earth”. The Ayala Land’s another successful multi-generational community, NUVALI located at Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Nuvali has put together 30 days of fun and learning, designed to boost environmental education, action, and understanding topics affecting the health and well-being
of the world we live in; as well as foster the need to protect, preserve, and conserve our Earth.
The celebration kicks off on May 14 with a symbolic ribbon cutting ceremony, tree planting, parade of Ms. Earth candidates, and unveiling of a life-sized art installation, all showing Nuvali’s commitment in sustainable development and taking green steps to preserve our environment.

May 14 and 15
A weekend of health and wellness, two days focusing on what eating healthy and living healthy exactly mean. Our health is directly related to the food that we put into our bodies as well as working out, and Nuvali recognizes the fact that eating organic food, local food, and other green food choices coupled with proper exercise, with aerobics sessions by Slimmer’s World and special yoga sessions and meditation talks by Yoga Philippines, exploring their benefits on one’s physical and mental well-being. In continuing the theme of living healthy, a showcase of organic cooking demos and products will be held on May 14 by Sugarleaf, a one-stop shop for organic and healthy food; food that nourishes.
May 15 is the start of the Eco-art exhibit at the Evoliving Center, showcasing various art installations by Zeus Allan Bascon, Vermont Coronel, and other diverse and talented artists with environmental preservation issues as a theme.

May 21 and 22
A weekend that explores the beauty of going green, featuring talks and exhibits on green technology on the 21st, as well as arts and crafts; showcasing new ways to reuse items deemed as trash.

Recycled pad papers and notebooks

Plastic bottles made into a round shape center design

Special made (earrings,bracelets, key chains) by Baybayin(ethnic group) Craft



 The weekend will also play host to various activities regarding landscaping, including exhibits and workshops on bonsai and flower arrangement by the Philippine Bonsai Society and Blue Barn Flowers on the 22nd.


May 28 and 29
A weekend of photography, with environmental awareness and protection as theme, showcasing photo contest and exhibit. Other activities include a public art corner, encouraging the general public to create their own masterpieces with recyclable materials, tree planting where guests can pledge a tree in their name and have it planted in their behalf, and an arts and craft session where guests get to know new and innovative ways on using recyclable items, and at the same time getting a renewed sense of appreciation for our planet. A photo workshop and exhibit will be held on May 28 and on the spot photo competition will be held on May 29, with winners being announced on the same day.

With Nuvali’s I Love Earth celebration, the activities will inspire the public to take a stand and drive positive changes to the environment, to get the public involved and learn how every little green thing counts. NUVALI encourages everyone to get involved and take action, to embrace a better way to do things, and celebrate the planet every day. Nuvali believes that together, we can all make a difference.

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