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!

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
ghm575 2270 days ago
A Disney legend - he comes from beyond greatness - The wonder of Walt
Change begins with you - do the best to make it through - because we NEED to!
One rose is blooming - Yet another is wilting - Sacrifice is made
Lilacs and cherry trees - Should be blooming in May first - April is too soon!
Meet their steely gaze - Explain how you did Nothing - but let the world BURN
We have never flown - but we see planes in the sky - which makes us like them
The earth is special - Like a Friend, their always there - So have a nice day!
in Turkish!!!
ghm575 2270 days ago
Replace your windows - Save energy and money - Don't waste resources
The moon bounce is fun - Earth Day Festival is fun - Save our planet Earth
Peace on Earth today - Reduce Reuse Recycle - Make it your goal now!
Earth is important - Water, food and other stuff - Because it just is.
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
Team Melissa tags a volunteer with a haiku!
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!