We were very excited when we first saw Instagram announce #WWIM13. The latest WWIM happens to fall on Earth Day, so in addition to dedicating the weekend to celebrating the beauty and wonder of nature, Instagram is also encouraging the community to explore other ways to give back!
This is an opportunity to show the world and ourselves, how collectively as a social media community, we have the power to make an impact - whether it's planting a tree, cleaning a park or educating others on more sustainable practices. This weekend, we'll be partnering with our friends over at The Creative Pantry to host Eat Green With Me. We'll be picnicking in Central Park, potluck style.
When: Saturday, April 23
Time: 1 pm
Location: Sheeps Meadow in Central Park, NY
In tune with this year's #WWIM13's #LifeOnEarth theme, we want to promote eating local to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment. That's why, we'll be bringing and encouraging you as well, to bring any food made with ingredients from local farmers and producers.
Feel free to drop by your local farmer's market to pick up anything you choose. This could be bread, cheese, honey, fruits, juice or wine (for those 21+!).
We've found that there are few better ways to build community than over food and photography, so being able to use these things to give back as well is a win-win!
Alexa Fernando of The Creative Pantry team will also be joining us at the meet. So if you want to learn how to make awesome stop-motion videos (like the one above), or chat more about food and community - come out to say hi to Alexa as well!
We'll be posting some fun green facts and tips leading up to Earth Day, so be sure to follow #gramforacause. Share your own fun facts or Earth Day projects by tagging #gramforacause and we'll feature some at the end of this week!