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!

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