Welcome To Earth Day SF 2013 Celebrate Earth Day in the Heart of San Francisco, The "Greenest City in North America" Saturday, April 20, 2013 10am to 6pm atCivic 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!!!
Speakers Star Hawk - Activist & Author; Pamm Larry - Label GMO's Campaign; 350.org - 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
Go to our Attractions page for info on the E.D.S.F. Bike Driven Carnival, Clean Energy Zone and much more !!!
Earth Day SF Fashion Show
The talented young designers of Truckee High School’s Envirolution Club will unveil their new line of Earth-Friendly Clothing at this year’s Earth Day S.F. Celebration. The Trashion Show will feature Glamorous Outfits and Exciting Fashions, all created from Recycled Products that would have otherwise been buried in our local landfills. We will also feature top designers and models on the main stage. V.I.P. Socialite
A Community Service and Activation Portal that assists thousands in learning new hands-on skills, delivers the latest and most pertinent information from Cutting-Edge Speakers and Workshops, Showcases, Educational, Green and Holistic Exhibits, and provides Real-Time Community Building Opportunities for restoring our Ecosystems, Culture, Consciousness, and the Planet.
Co-create our Earth Day Signature Earth Mandala, and build a working Cob Oven! Other Workshops include Aquaponics-in-Action, Creating your Urban Garden, Mushroom Harvesting, Creating a Rooftop Garden, Gray Water Demos, Making your own Solar Oven, Eco Architecture, and Sustainable Agriculture Classes and lots more! Expert Speakers, Instructors and Classes continue throughout the day.
Wellness Village / MASS YOGA
Treat yourself to a massage, a gong healing session, organic lotions and positions, dance classes or join in on the all day Mass Yoga Classes!
"Our very own Eco-Opolis: Earth Day at Civic Center Plaza" . S.F. --Bay Guardian
Have you been to Eco-Opolis?” a woman asked me, as I leaned in to look at a miniature green city, complete with recycled soap bottle skyscrapers, and strawberry basket fences. The set-up was part of a phalanx of carnival booths with very green themes -- just one part of this year's Earth Day Festival in Civic Center Plaza.
The amount of recycled art that peppered the grounds in front of San Francisco's City Hall was quite impressive, from ornate altars made of orange peels and bottle caps, to adorable burlap fish friends. Beyond the art, there were booths galore with demos on solar power water heating, hip recycled glassware by Bottle Hood, and to-die-for raw vegan chocolates by Sacred Chocolate.
And for those looking for something a little more experiential there was the sound therapy booth, where one could sit within a circle of gongs and feel the vibrations, or yet one could get dirty and learn how to build using straw bales. I've got to give a shout-out to the two gals running the Teens Turning Green booth, who were working to educate their cohort on the dangers of toxins in so many products that teens love to use.
There was definitely an encouraging mood throughout the whole event, which made me feel positive that one day, we'll all be able to live in Eco-Opolis.
SOME OF OUR AMAZING SPEAKERS, FRIENDS AND PARTNERS
Dolores Huerta Co-founder and first Vice President of the United Farm Workers, Dolores Huerta (sometimes referred to as Dolores "Huelga, " Spanish for "strike") is the most prominent Chicana labor leader, Environmental and social justice activist in the United States. For more than 30-years she has dedicated her life to the struggle for justice, dignity, environmental issues and a decent standard of living for all.
Stacy Malkan Co-founder of Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author of the award-winning book, "Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry.” She is a leading expert on toxic chemicals in beauty products and chemical regulatory policies, and she is frequently interviewed by major media outlets including the New York Times, USA Today and Washington Post.
Jammie Hann Communications Director for 350.org, an international climate campaign. 350.org coordinated a global day of climate action with over 5,200 events in more than 180 countries, what CNN dubbed "the most widespread day of political action in history."
Osprey Orielle Lake
Osprey Orielle Lake is the Founder/Director of the Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus where she works nationally and internationally with grassroots leaders, policy-makers,business people, and scientists to promote resilient communities, foster a post-carbon energy future, while also addressing societal transformation. She is an advisor to International Eco-Cities Framework and Standards Initiative,on the Legislative Assistance Working Group of the Global Alliance for the Rights of Nature,and has traveled to five continents studying ancient and modern cultures while making presentations at international conferences and universities. She is the Founder/Artist of the International Cheemah Monument Project, creating 18 footbronze sculpture monuments, where people can ponder a better future for the earth and humanity. Her book, Uprisings for the Earth: Reconnecting Culture with Nature (White Cloud Press), won a 2011 Nautilus Book Award.
Conservation Director, Sierra Club
As conservation director for Sierra Club, Sarah Hodgdon oversees the organization's national campaigns and programs including the Beyond Coal, Beyond Oil, and Resilient Habitats campaigns. She also manages the organization's federal lobbyists, organizers, lawyers as well as the programs dedicated to partnerships with labor, environmental justice groups, and youth. Finally, she is responsible for the organization's outings programs. Hodgdon was recently part of the team that landed a $50 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies and has been at the helm of the organization's plan to double the size of the staff and activists committed to replacing as much as a third of the nation's coal plants with clean energy by 2020. Prior to joining the Sierra Club, she was executive director of Dogwood Alliance, a North Carolina based forest protection organization from 2000-2006.
Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals world wide. This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans.
The SF Music Award-winning ALBINO! is a nine-piece Afrobeat ensemble that honors the fiery legacy of Nigerian musical revolutionary Fela Kuti. ALBINO's high-energy grooves and explosive stage show thick with hypnotic percussion, a heavy horn section, African dance, outrageous costumes, and infectious group choreography have firmly established the band as the West Coast's premier Afrobeat act.
In 2010, Seasunz and J. Bless rocked the underground with the seminal “Green Hip Hop” album, Earth Amplified. Now, Earth Amplified is a four-piece band that has heated up stages across the nation with artists ranging from Blackalicious, Dead Prez, Midnite, The Rebirth Brass Band and more. The band plays hard hitting, conscious ‘Roots-Rap-Reggae’, and is here to uplift the people and the planet. Earth Amplified bridges the “Occupy Wall Street” movement and the urban underground. This is eco-culture that bangs
FREE REFRESHING WATER ALL DAY !!! Klean Kanteen will be supplying fresh filtered water to all event attendees all day (located between the Main Stage and VIP entrance). Do your part to minimize the use of single-use plastic bottles by purchasing a limited-edition Earth Day Klean Kanteen, or by bringing your own container. Please support access to clean water by donating when you fill-up.
Check out the latest sustainable automotive technology! Take a LIVE test drive around theEarth Day SF festivalinthe newest Chevrolet Volt !!! (attendees 21 and older)
Soak up the sun and tasty Sierra Nevadabrew at the Earth Day S.F. Beer Gardens !!! An award-winning sustainable company, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is the Official Beer Sponsor of Earth Day SF!!!
All three event stages will be completely Solar Driven