the earth dinner

Whether you’re organizing a small gathering in your home or a larger event for your organization or campus group, these resources can enhance the Earth Dinner experience for you and your guests.

The Earth Dinner Guide

earth dinner guideMake this beautifully-illustrated 58 page booklet your companion as you think about and plan an Earth Dinner celebration of your own. It's full of ideas, instructions and inspirational thoughts about our most profound daily connection with the Earth - food - plus entertaining stories from Earth Dinners past. Download it now to read and enjoy!


Earth Dinner Toolkit

Planning an Earth Dinner fundraiser or other event for your group? We've designed some promotional tools to help you get the word out!

Find more tips on planning your Earth Dinner in Plan It!

Download the Earth Dinner Brochure.


Earth Dinner Recipes

Earth Dinner Event Checklist

Organizing an Earth Dinner event? This handy event planning checklist will help you cover all the details.

download checklist (pdf, 109K)

Handy Links

Click your way to learn more about food that is safe, healthy, sustainable and just. Plus, find fun party ideas for adults, parents, and kids of all ages!

Kids Stuff

University of Illinois Extension Urban Programs
Your kids will have a ball learning about bugs, worms, gardening, rivers and more on this website.
Color it nutritious! Fun activities that teach about the relation between nutrients and the color of their food.

O'Mama for Kids - Educational materials for young people. Coloring pages, a "worm's eye view of composting," Super Sleuth activites (where did that sandwich really come from?) and more. Good stuff for parents, too!

Food and Health

Sustainable Table
A great resource for current news and issues in the organic industry, recipes, sustainable shopping, and education.  Get ideas, get educated, and get involved at

Sustainable Table’s Host a Sustainable Dinner Party page has some inventive ideas to spice up your Earth Dinner!  

Eat Well Guide
Find food in your neighborhood (and when you travel) that is healthful, humane, better for the environment, and that supports family farmers.
Sustain360 is an online forum for all things organic and sustainable. Join the circle to find and share ideas about sustainable dining and organic entertaining, and more!

What is GRUB?
1. grub is healthy, local, sustainable food for all
2. grub is food that supports community, justice, and sustainability
3. grub should be universal. 
Eat Grub’s Learn and Act site is a wellspring of information ranging from books, film, and pages upon pages of websites to help educate you about Food Justice.

Explore for information about Grub Parties, community-building dinners that bring together diverse groups of artists, educators, activists, performers, and more to share good meals and good energy.

Organic Valley
Search the database for delicious organic recipes, get info on organic issues, and meet some of the farmer members of this independent organic co-op!

Organic Prairie
Premium Organic Meats from an independent cooperative of family farmers.

Chefs Collaborative
CC works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply. The Collaborative inspires action by translating information about our food into tools for making knowledgeable purchasing decisions.

Ecotrust's Food & Farms program is focused on creating a vibrant, healthy,
values-based regional food economy where access, quality, resource
stewardship and local control are the norm, not the exception.  By promoting the seasonal products of local farmers and striving to reduce the environmental impact of agriculture on healthy watersheds, Ecotrust is fostering a regional food system in the Pacific Northwest. is a non-profit organization that educates the community about the availability and benefits of local, sustainable agriculture, and helps local farms sell directly to San Francisco area restaurants.

Slow Food USA is a nonprofit eco-gastronomic organization that supports a biodiverse, sustainable food supply, local producers, heritage foodways, and rediscovery of the pleasures of the table.

About Earth Day

Earth Day Network
Founded by the organizers of the first Earth Day in 1970, EDN promotes environmental citizenship and year round progressive action worldwide.

The History of Earth Day
Information from , a non-profit organization which has been providing access to thousands of online environmental resources since 1991.

Go Organic For Earth Day! 
This interactive site provides tips to make your home more Earth-friendly, fun kids stuff, and organic education.