Sunday, April 29, 2012

Build A Greener Block - this weekend




The block of S. Main St just north of Charleston Blvd in Downtown Las Vegas, has been transformed this weekend. The hard-working crew at Greener Blocks have created a sense of community in an area which usually sees few pedestrians. Continuing until 10pm this evening, there is entertainment, a community classroom, organic produce, dogs up for adoption, yoga, yarn bombs and more.
I enjoyed the 'ArtisTea Garden Party' hosted by Jenny Valdez gallery in the Arts Factory with a tea demonstration by Ashanti McGee from Iron Kettle Teas.
Greener Blocks are leading the way in creating lively, eco-friendly pop-up communities which they hope will lead to more long-term improvements. They describe their motivation:
"We want to show that when all of us come together as a community we can change our neighborhoods. We can change our towns. We can change our cities. We want to show that when we join our skills, talents, experiences and resources together we can create the kind of Las Vegas we all want to live in."

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