Celebrate Earth Day at the Civic Center Plaza, Downtown San Francisco • April 23, 2011 • 10 am to 6 pm
Enjoy live music by Sila Afro-Funk, Sun Ra, Barry “The Fish” Melton, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers with members of ALO & The Mother Hips, Ashel Eldridge, Scott Huckabay, Afrolicious, Joanne Rand, Alex Arndt, DJ Jimmy Love and more.
Participants will enjoy a wide variety of musicians, performers, expert speakers & activists on three stages and in the speaker’s tent. Visit exhibits, explore hands-on activities, workshops and solution-based talks in the Permaculture Zone, Alternative Energy Zone and Holistic Wellness Zone. Kids’ activities include a playground on-site, face painting, educational games and art from the Sustainable Living Roadshow featured in the Youth and Kids Zone.
Raw Bay Area and Best of Raw present a full-day Sustainable Feast Raw Gourmet Food Prep Demo Series in the Holistic Wellness Zone. Massage therapists, Green Film, organic beer and wine tasting, cutting edge eco fashion shows, alternative vehicle showcase and many more highlights complete this diverse cultural extravaganza.
Join leading members of the business and indigenous communities, artists and artisans, civic community leaders, local “eco-green” politicians, traditional ceremony keepers, workshop leaders, eco-green & youth activists and environmental & social justice organizations in a holiday to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. The event will be opened and closed with traditional ceremony to honor all life and planet we all share.
The founders of Earth Day SF are Green Zone Productions , One World-One Voice and Empowerment Works, the Presenting Sponsor is Santa Cruz Organic and the event is produced in cooperation with the National Organization for Women, Living Mandala, Solar Living Institute, Raw Bay Area, Visionary Culture, Sustainable Living Roadshow, and with the support of Harmony Festival, Global Exchange, Green Festivals, Earth Island Institute, 350.org, Green Kids, Teens Turning Green, Grind for the Green / Green For All, Hope and Beyond and more.
This Earth Day is occurring on the heels of some major climate events, toxic threats, species extinctions and just a few days after the one year mark of the BP oil spill. Much progress has been made and much more remains to be done. Together, we can and must co-create solutions to these issues as stewards of our planet.