Celebrate Earth Day!

My husband and I are going to celebrate Earth Day at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica Saturday. This family-friendly festival is free to the public and will host over 60 eco-exhibits, live music and organic food. Some exhibits include: Free to Be Me Drum Circle, Star Eco-Station’s wild animals and California Science Center’s new ecosystems exhibit.

Thousands of people are expected to attend the event 10am to 7pm so we're going to stop by early and definitely join in on the cause by walking (biking, or taking the bus) to the event instead of driving. We're also going to bring our own reusable water bottles for refills of high-quality filtered water all day long at no cost.

In case lines are long at the food tent, I plan on bringing my own organic snack to the festival like granola bites.

  • 4 cups of organic oats
  • 1/2 cup of organic apple juice
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1/2 cup of dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup of mixed nuts
  • 1/3 cup of wheat germ

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl and spread out in a thin layer on a cookie sheet. Cook mixture for 45 minutes, until oats are golden brown. Take mixture out and let cool for at least 15-20 minutes. Then, just break up and bring with you to the festival.