Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Day Festival goes Guerilla!

Posted by on 04.30.13 in 2013, Events, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Day Festival goes Guerilla!

Sustainable Cherry Hill organizes a yearly Earth Day Festival gathering community organizations, schools and residents together to celebrate their community and talk about issues of sustainability.  Guerilla Haiku was invited by organizers this Saturday  to train a group of high school volunteers to get fest-goers writing haiku about Earth Day.  Many exciting things happened;

A) The high school Agents of Haiku fully embraced their mission (to get EVERYONE to write at least one haiku) and approached as many people as they could find thereby initiating conversations with and between 100s of strangers, impressing me and all people lucky enough to interact with them with their enthusiasm, commitment and positive energy.

B) Haiku were written in Turkish, Bangladeshi, Italian, Spanish, French, and Japanese making the polyglotism of the Cherry Hill community impressive indeed.

C) People embraced the Festival’s purpose and wrote many haiku of an environmental ilk!

D) An enormously good time was had by all!

Over 300 total haiku were written through the course of the festival, and a sampling of them are available below for your viewing enjoyment!   Thanks to Sustainable Cherry Hill and our amazing Agents of Haiku for a lovely day of celebration!

his concrete canvas - a plant emerges, blossoms - in one plant, the world!
The Haiku Mistress with Cherry Hill Agents of Haiku
Today's Agents of Haiku around the Earth!
Storm troopers are cool - Boba Fett is the coolest - Jar Jar Binks is lame
Change begins with you - do the best to make it through - because we NEED to!
Lilacs and cherry trees - Should be blooming in May first - April is too soon!
Coffee makes me smile - Especially in the AM - Bring me some NOW please!
We have never flown - but we see planes in the sky - which makes us like them
in Turkish!!!
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World is in their hands - chalky, hopeful, creative - I'm optimistic
Peace on Earth today - Reduce Reuse Recycle - Make it your goal now!
A day filled with smiles - Everybody like a child - Pure beauty and joy!
Warm day of delight - Kids laughing in the sunshine - Celebrating earth!
Aaron and Nikki - Gene and Sandy share the earth - come join us today!
The Earth is import - ant in many ways , because - it helps us today
water is bubbling - we take it so for granted - until it ceases
Water must be saved - To save the environment - Without it we cry
Red Dead Redemption - won the game of the year this year - Best game ever made.
We shine best as one - Therefore let's shine together - And make earth greener!
The sun is very - bright I am warm by your light - joy, love and delight.

If you want a complete set of photos, check out the Flickr album HERE!