Posted by: ecodestination | August 4, 2009

Ditch Disney World and hit up Environmentaland!

Plug & Play Energy Bikes by Global Inheritance power your holiday decorations, iphone or TV

Plug & Play Energy Bikes by Global Inheritance power your holiday decorations, iphone or TV

Southern California-dwellers can now take their kids – and themselves – to a non-corporate, non-monopolizing, and GREEN theme park. It’s called Environmentaland – and it kicks ass. (Pardon my French.)

It’s the first such venture in the globe. It runs weekly events as well as permanent exhibits and, as far as I can tell, there are no exhaustingly-long lines preceding every “ride.” Nice.

Said “rides” include the Energy Playground, Recycled Paper Plane Takeoff, Mini-Bin Exhibit and Designing Station, Alternative Energy Golf Carts, The Planetarium, and Desert Mini Golf.

Ride at Environmentaland

Ride at Environmentaland

There will be:

  • Movie nights every Wednesday
  • A film screening of the new documentary “Earth Days” followed by a Q&A with the director, Robert Stone (whoa!)
  • Butthugger Fashion Week (really, that’s what it’s called), a 48-hr design contest in which designers can only use fabrics from clothes donated through a clothing drive to be held prior to the main event
  • A solar-powered musical performance preceded by a fashion show displaying the creations of major LA and Orange County artists.

Now that’s entertainment! See more upcoming events here.

Sweet toys, I mean rides, at the theme park.

Sweet toys, I mean rides, at the theme park.

The theme park is currently in its “soft launch phase,” but you can check out this link for information on the aforementioned events going on this month.

Environmentaland is run by Global Inheritance, which describes itself as follows:

Global inheritance is an organization working to reinvent activism for today’s young generations. Our initiatives focus on the power of creativity to communicate and push for progressive social change while rejecting conflict.

Sounds fantastic to me!

They also – of course – encourage riding your bike there rather than driving and other lovely eco stuff.

Visit their website for links to follow them on Facebook and Twitter and get in touch if you want to participate or volunteer. This is a rad undertaking!


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