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Tree Hugging Day In Santa Monica

March 20th, 2014

Attendees at the 2013 Earth Day Festival in Santa Monica lay their hands on the Children’s Tree.

Happy first day of spring!

The fifth annual Santa Monica Tree Hugging Day, an annual public group tree hug to celebrate the outdoors, nature, and the spring equinox, is this evening at 6:00 at Palisades Park at the Children’s Tree of Life just north of the Santa Monica Pier.

Organizers Marissa and Jerry Rubin still do.

Designed to be a simple, fun, and social way for people to show their appreciation for trees and a clean environment, Tree Hugging Day is built on big intentions: to be a worldwide celebration, and as Tree Hugging Day organizers say, to celebrate trees and “the many aesthetic, environmental, and life-giving attributes they provide.” We at Treehuggers International happily concur.

Tree Hugging Day is the brainchild of L.A.-area activists Jerry and Marissa Rubin and their Alliance for Survival organization, and once again, one of the featured personalities at this year’s Tree Hugging Day is green advocate Tamara Henry, the host of Santa Monica Update on Santa Monica TV 16, and the founder and host of Green T With Tamara.

Coming from a background in TV news and broadcast journalism, Tamara has carved out an innovative new media venture with a decidedly green, pro-environmental message.

Dubbed “Green T” by her friends, not only is Tamara serious about making the world a kinder, greener place, she’s also been doing something for the last 10 years completely unheard of in Southern California: not driving. Since 2000, Tamara has been opting to roller-blade, carpool, and utilize public transportation to get from Point A to Point B, all in the name of contributing a little less to the Earth’s daily dose of auto-fueled carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, ozone, and smog-producing particulate matter.

Treehuggers International reminds you to hug a tree wherever you are today, but if you’re in the L.A. area and can make it to Santa Monica Palisades Park this evening at 6:00, do so.

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