On April 22, more than 15,000 people from the San Francisco Bay Area, and beyond, will converge at Civic Center Plaza to celebrate Earth Day San Francisco 2012. The event will feature three stages of Multi-Cultural Music and Performance, Renowned Keynote Speakers, Interactive D.I.Y. Workshops, Green-Economy and Businesses Info, Representatives from Indigenous Community Leaders, Civic Agencies, Youth Empowerment Groups, Green Tech Info, Fashion Industry Leaders, Religious Leaders, and Prominent ‘Eco-Green’ Political Officials.
The public is promised a fantastic day with exposure to various informative and interactive learning experiences, such as Green Jobs Info, Green Film Festival, Cutting-Edge Eco-Fashion Shows, Organic Food Cooking Demos, Holistic-Health Pavilion, a huge Green Kids Zone, and Eco-Carnival. Join Musicians and Dancers, Educators and Mentors, Artists and Artisans, Crafts People, Civic and Community Leaders, Ceremonialists, Workshop Leaders, Youth Activists and Social Justice Non-Profit Organizations, in this powerful full-on day of green sustainability solutions. This year’s festival focuses on activating the public to energetically pursue effective green solutions and integrate these sustainable practices into everyday life. Designed to empower the people of the Bay Area Community, and beyond, to start individually and collectively addressing the local and planetary environmental challenges we all face, Earth Day San Francisco is fiscally sponsored by The Park Trust Alliance and will host the following amazing array of activities:
➢ Earth Day Main Stage: Our Earth Mother Stage comes alive with “Edutainment” throughout the day from Big Brother & The Holding Company, Earth Amplified , Forest Day, Barry ‘The Fish’ Melton Band, Non Stop Bhangra and DJ Jimmy Love, Afrolicious, Scott Huckabay, Haunted by Heroes, DJ Dragonfly, Sambafunk ,Classical Revolution and many other amazing top-notch performers !!!
➢ Internationally Recognized Speakers: Dolores Huerta [United Farm Workers of America VP] Jamie Henn [350.org Co-Founder], Richard Heninberg [Author of Peak Everything], Stacy Malkan [Co-Founder of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics], Ocean Robbins [Founder & Director of Yesworld.org], Sarah Hodgdon [Conservation Director, Sierra Club], and many more, will grace our stage and engage the public in stimulating and educational discussion.
➢ Eco-Fashion Shows: Top Earth-Friendly Designers and Youth Fashion Groups display Earth-Friendly Fashion throughout the day.
➢ Eco-Exhibitors : More than 80 Earth-Friendly Products, Green-Fashion, and Handmade Crafts
➢ Green Films: Educational Documentaries and Short Film on an array of Environmental Topics
➢ Organic Food and Beer Court : Healthy Food and Organic Beer served throughout the day
➢ Green D.I.Y. Zone: This hands-on ‘Do it Yourself’ Section will feature classes in converting your car to electric power, building a solar oven, building your own bike, and many other family fun activities.
➢ Permaculture Zone: Presenting an exciting array of ongoing creations and workshops with Permaculturist Max Meyers, Living Mandala’s Jay Ma, Gray Water/Rainwater Activist David Rain Ortiz, Cob Hut Creation, Earth Mandala, Worm Farm Workshop, Urban Gardening, Common Vision Tree Grafting Intro, and a Vertical Garden Installation.
➢ Clean Energy Zone: Electric Car Showcase, Bio-Diesel and Demos on Wind, Water and Solar-Driven Energy (as well as a few Eco-Art Cars).
➢ Holistic Wellness Zone: Healing Products and Wellness Classes throughout the day, showcasing Top Organic and Raw Food Chefs, and our OM Sham Tea House Tent.
➢ Youth in Action Zone: Leaders from Green Youth-in-Action Groups, such as “Teen-Turn Green”, “Challenge Day”, “Imatter.org”, and many others, speak out on Cutting-Edge Environmental Topics
➢ Eco Art-in-Action: Earth-Friendly, and visionary Artists display everything from Recycled Sculptures to Fine Art Paintings. Hosted by “Matter-of-Trust”, and “Burning Man Art Collective”.