Thursday, April 18, 2013

Earth Day

This weekend is Earth Day. Look for an even in your area to visit and share what you learn.

I have shared some info on Earth day see what you can find.

Stockton, California

Earth Day Festival

Event Type: Festivals & Fairs
Date: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm 

Location: Victory Park 
North Pershing Avenue and Argonne Drive,
behind Haggin Museum, Stockton 
More information to come!
This is the premiere environmental event in all of San Joaquin County, and as always, the focus of the day long festival is to educate you about taking care of our natural resources - the earth, air and water. The Festival will have dozens of informative, interactive booths, displays and exhibits, plus there will be plenty of great food and exotic crafts. Begin the day with Yoga on the park green at 10 am. Join the hundreds of cyclists who will bike as part of the Family Fun Bike Ride and Parade. Registration is at 10:30 am. Or just come for the entertainment and the official start of the Festival at 11 am, which will feature colorful ethnic dance groups and great area bands. It is a fun day for families, and best of all, admission is free. 

This Saturday, Earth Day, April 21, 2012, is going to be crazy busy in Hopland, the wine area
EARTH DAY FESTIVAL 2012 at the SOLAR LIVING INSTITUTE; join Hopland Passport participating wineries BRUTOCAO, GRAZIANO, JAXON KEYS, MCFADDEN, MCNAB RIDGE, MILANO, PARDUCCI, SARACINA, TERRA SAVIA, and WEIBEL plus other eco conscious wineries and food providers from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm for this FREE celebration of sustainability.
Dog Hike, box lunch, and wine tasting at SARACINA with winery owner John Fetzer. 10:00am – 1:00pm, $25 person or $45 couple.
NELSON FAMILY VINEYARDS wine club blending party with a catered lunch. 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, $35 person – wine club only.
SIP! MENDOCINO tasting of all ten 2008 Coro Mendocino wines, including Hopland Passport participating wineries BRUTOCAO, MCFADDEN, MCNAB RIDGE, PARDUCCI, and WEIBEL. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, $20 person or FREE with a SIP! MENDOCINO wine club membership.
MCNAB RIDGE WINERY Wine Club Winemaker’s Dinner with Rich Parducci at the North Street Cafe in Ukiah, 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 pm dinner, $75 person.
PIZZERIA de CAMPOVIDA, grand opening weekend, wood-fired pizza and hand crafted brews at the TAVERNA, at PIAZZA de CAMPOVIDA.

Sacramento Earth Day 2013
"learn ... commit ... act!"
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m, at Southside Park

Come and Learn!

Over 100 tables and vendors! Our 7th Annual Celebration will be filled with diverse business, non-profit, cultural and government vendors with practical information, goods and services for saving money, living healthier, and protecting the environment.
Enjoy great entertainment! Five live bands: Fenix (Afro-Cuban drum & dance) ... The Trist (contemporary rock) ... The James Israel Band (political rock) ... Fo'shange (fusion & spoken word) ... The New Traditionalists (jazz).
Tasty cuisine! Sample vegan food from Rainbow Snow ... Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant ... Roots N Kulchah ... El Papagayo Mexcian Grill ... Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant ... Plum Cafe & Bakery ... Dave Pops ... & more.
Use sustainable transportation! Bike, walk, run or use transit to come to the event. Safe, secure, and free valet bicycle parking provided onsite by the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates!
Join the crowd! We're expecting an attendance of more than 4,000 at this year's Earth Day Celebration. Please join us as we learn how to be better stewards of the planet, commit to living sustainably, and act to reduce our impact on the environment. 

Celebrate Earth Day in the Heart of San Francisco,

The "Greenest City in North America"
Saturday, April 20, 2013 10am to 6pm at Civic Center Plaza
This unique Festival packs powerful green sustainability discussions, activism, workshops and solutions into one full day of fun, excitement and amazing performance. Designed to support the Bay Area Community and beyond, Earth Day San Francisco focuses on acknowledging the local and planetary environmental challenges we all face, and inviting the public to integrate sustainable practices into their everyday lives.

E.D.S.F. is a  FREE daylong festival  featuring :
Our Earth Mother Stage comes alive with “Edutainment” throughout the day from POOR MANS WHISKEY, ALBINO! [Afro Funk], Earth Amplified [Eco Hip Hop], The Cosmos Percussion Orchestra,  Haunted by Heroes [Youth Rock], Classical Revolution and many other amazing top-notch performers!!! 

Star Hawk - Activist & Author;   Pamm Larry - Label GMO's Campaign; - Joshua Russell;  Sierra Club - Michelle Myers;   San Francisco Supervisor Avalos;  Stacy Malkan - Campaign for Safe Cosmetics;  Kevin Connelly - Earth Island Institute;  Darian Rodriguez Heyman - Social Media for Nonprofits;  Marc Armstrong - Public Banking Institute;   Laura Wells - Green Party candidate for Governor......
Visit the SPEAKERS page for a full list

The public will experience hands on Green Do-It-Yourself projects, E.V. Transportation Zone, Eco Fashion Shows, A Permaculture Village, Holistic Wellness Village, Amazing Eco Art, Sustainable/solar powered Beer and Wine Gardens, over 80 earth friendly vendors, Eco Youth Zone, Two kiddie playground and lots more!!!

Thank you to our dedicated Sponsors, who enable this amazing event to come to life:

Earth Day: The History of A Movement

Each year, Earth Day -- April 22 -- marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
The height of hippie and flower-child culture in the United States, 1970 brought the death of Jimi Hendrix, the last Beatles album, and Simon & Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water”. Protest was the order of the day, but saving the planet was not the cause. War raged in Vietnam, and students nationwide increasingly opposed it.
At the time, Americans were slurping leaded gas through massive V8 sedans. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of legal consequences or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. “Environment” was a word that appeared more often in spelling bees than on the evening news.  Although mainstream America remained oblivious to environmental concerns, the stage had been set for change by the publication of Rachel Carson's New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962.  The book represented a watershed moment for the modern environmental movement, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries and, up until that moment, more than any other person, Ms. Carson raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and public health.
Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center.
The idea came to Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. Inspired by the student anti-war movement, he realized that if he could infuse that energy with an emerging public consciousness about air and water pollution, it would force environmental protection onto the national political agenda. Senator Nelson announced the idea for a “national teach-in on the environment” to the national media; persuaded Pete McCloskey, a conservation-minded Republican Congressman, to serve as his co-chair; and recruited Denis Hayes as national coordinator. Hayes built a national staff of 85 to promote events across the land.
As a result, on the 22nd of April, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Groups that had been fighting against oil spills, polluting factories and power plants, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, freeways, the loss of wilderness, and the extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
Earth Day 1970 achieved a rare political alignment, enlisting support from Republicans and Democrats, rich and poor, city slickers and farmers, tycoons and labor leaders. The first Earth Day led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. "It was a gamble," Gaylord recalled, "but it worked."
As 1990 approached, a group of environmental leaders asked Denis Hayes to organize another big campaign. This time, Earth Day went global, mobilizing 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Earth Day 1990 gave a huge boost to recycling efforts worldwide and helped pave the way for the 1992 United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. It also prompted President Bill Clinton to award Senator Nelson the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1995) -- the highest honor given to civilians in the United States -- for his role as Earth Day founder.
As the millennium approached, Hayes agreed to spearhead another campaign, this time focused on global warming and a push for clean energy. With 5,000 environmental groups in a record 184 countries reaching out to hundreds of millions of people, Earth Day 2000 combined the big-picture feistiness of the first Earth Day with the international grassroots activism of Earth Day 1990. It used the Internet to organize activists, but also featured a talking drum chain that traveled from village to village in Gabon, Africa, and hundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Earth Day 2000 sent world leaders the loud and clear message that citizens around the world wanted quick and decisive action on clean energy.
Much like 1970, Earth Day 2010 came at a time of great challenge for the environmental community. Climate change deniers, well-funded oil lobbyists, reticent politicians, a disinterested public, and a divided environmental community all contributed to a strong narrative that overshadowed the cause of progress and change. In spite of the challenge, for its 40th anniversary, Earth Day Network reestablished Earth Day as a powerful focal point around which people could demonstrate their commitment. Earth Day Network brought 225,000 people to the National Mall for a Climate Rally, amassed 40 million environmental service actions toward its 2012 goal of A Billion Acts of Green®, launched an international, 1-million tree planting initiative with Avatar director James Cameron and tripled its online base to over 900,000 community members.
The fight for a clean environment continues in a climate of increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day and help write many more victories and successes into our history. Discover energy you didn't even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.


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