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Earth Day Marin 2010 photos
©William Ross and ©James Laflin
For the full-size slide show, click here.

Thanks to the 2500+ attendees who made Earth Day Marin 2010 a spectacular success!

Celebrate all we’ve done, all we’re doing - & the miracles we can create together - in a day of FREE family-friendly, earth-friendly fun!

The Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival
April 21st 11am–6pm at Marin Civic Center Lagoon Park
Check out the cool map to the Venue on Marin Arts Festival Site
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Civic Center Lagoon Park
Click here for a map to Civic Center Lagoon Park

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Exhibitor Questions?

BREAKING NEWS: Celebrating Marin's Major Parks' Anniversaries
Champion Chef Local Foods Challenge
Ride with Bicycle Works - Yuba Mundo raffle
Dr. Scott D. Sampson of PBS Hit Dinosaur Train
Earth Day All Star Band Line Up Announced

Earth Day Marin All Star BAND

- featuring musicians from Jefferson Starship. Big Brother and the Holding Company, Quicksilver, Bonnie Raitt Band and MORE...
Congressional Seal

Earth Day Marin will partner with League of Women Voters to present a nonpartisan Congressional Candidates Forum on the Environment.

Zulu Spear Band at Earth Day Marin
Zulu Spear Band with Gideon Bendile performs at Earth Day Marin
Iconic world music dance band ZULU SPEAR (ZSB) performs Afro-beat and roots music.

These BAMMY-winners with a past top 10 World Music Album have shared the stage with artists including Ladysmith Black Mombazo, The Neville Brothers, and many more.

Dr. Scott Sampson, Dinosaur Paleontologist Speaks at Earth Day Marin
photo by Jedrzej Borowczyk
sponsored by Dhana EcoKids

Dinosaur Paleontologist and Science Communicator Scott D. Sampson ("Dr. Scott the Paleontologist"), host of the hit PBS KIDS series, Dinosaur Train."

Dr. Scott's book: Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life (University of California Press, 2009)

Earth Day Marin Chef's Challenge

Read the Champion Chef
Local Foods Challenge

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market: Knives will flash as two stellar chefs compete for eco-nonprofits using local foods and sustainable fish: FRANCESCO TORRE of Sausalito's FISH will compete for Sea Stewards and MASSIMO COVELLO of PER TE, which will open in Larkspur later this year and formerly of Piazza D'Angelo will champion MARIN ORGANIC.

Judges include award-winning
food journalist Stett Holbrook
(Editor, Metro/Boheman,
writing in Saveur, SF Chronicle,
LA Times) of PBS documentary
project Food Forward. Here is
a link of the video to preview.


Andrew Mellen presents Interactive Workshop at Earth Day Marin, ANDREW MELLEN, Author of Unstuff Your Life - has been described as "the most organized man in America."

Join Andrew for his interactive workshop at Earth Day Marin. Say goodbye to clutter, paralysis and guilt once and for all in this fast-paced, engaging workshop!

Unstuff Your Life by Andrew Mellen


Chan Kahal Mayan Dance Troupe performs at Earth Day Marin


Vibrant Mayan dance troupe CHAN KAHAL

   Chan Kahal Mayan Dance Troupe

Chan Kahal is an arts and cultural association that promotes the preservation and visibility of the Mayan culture and traditions as well as encourage community involvement among residents of the Canal neighborhood in San Rafael, California.


Urban Homesteading Workshop at Earth Day Marin 2012, Rachel Kaplan
This book is ridiculously good, a stunner...What a rare thing…a masterpiece where there has never been one before."
- Paul Hawken, Green Entrepreneur and Author
co-author, RACHEL KAPLAN
Rachel Kaplan, Urban Homesteading Workshop at Earth Day Marin 2012
Eager to start homesteading in your urban or suburban lot? Wondering how to fit anything into the small space you have? How to begin?

Tara Coyote-Finch Tara Coyote of Studio Equilibria will teach GYROKINESIS class. Gyrokinesis is a moving, flowing exercise system which incorporates many key principles of yoga, dance, gymnastics and tai-chi.

David McGuire
photo by Robert Vente

DAVID McGUIRE, Founder of the Ocean Conservation non profit Sea Stewards and Director of the Shark Programs and Got Mercury Programs of Turtle island Restoration Project and winner of the Pacific Sun-Circle Bank "Heros of Marin Environmental Stewardship Award" will be interviewed by legendary environmental reporter JERRY KAY of Earth News.


Cob Bench from Living Earth Structures

Hands on Earthen Building with LIVING EARTH STRUCTURES

Miguel Elliott shares his skills in cob building in a hand-ons workshop.  


Hunter Lovins Speaks at Earth Day Marin 2012
was named as a Time magazine “Hero for the Planet” in 2000, and a Newsweek “Green Business Icon” in 2009.

HUNTER LOVINS - the dynamic co-author of Natural Capitalism (1999) and Climate Capitalism (2011).

Hunter Lovins Climate Capitalism at Earth Day Marin


TONS OF FUN FOR THE KIDS Constance Washburn - Marin Agricultural Land Trust - MALT
Director of Community Outreach for MALT
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
will moderate the panel.
Sustainability Panel Discussion -
Sustainable Local Foodo and Farms for a Healthy Future!

Sustainable Agriculture for the Future, a panel discussion including farmers, activists, and food pioneers in Marin County discussing topics including Community Supported Agriculture, expanding access to organics and local foods, GMOs, farming, land stewardship and more.


Gus Conde at Earth Day Marin Gus Conde is host of bilingual radio show Barrio Vibes on KWMR.

Gus Conde ha acogido el programa de radio “Barrio Vibes” por radio comunitario del osete de Marin, (KWMR), desde el principio de la estación en 1999.

Gus will introduce Chan Kahal and MC the Kid Zone in the morning.

Come see an awesome fashion show by DHANA EcoKIDS
Dhana EcoKids
DHANA EcoKIDS will be modeling the latest Spring/Summer Wearin’ the World collection at Earth Day Marin – showing that style with pizzazz can be truly sustainable fashion. Dhana EcoKids Apparel empowers the savvy global kid. Inspired by nature, created by artists, one season at a time.
Sustainable. Organic. Fair Trade. Wearable Art.

Dawn Weisz
Director of Marin Clean Energy

Sustainability Advocate and Marin Clean Energy (MCE) Director Dawn Weisz will speak about Marin Clean Energy and Sustainability!

Dawn Weisz is the Executive Officer for the Marin Energy Authority.  Ms. Weisz coordinated efforts to explore and launch the Marin Clean Energy program which is the first operational Community Choice Aggregation program in California. 

Every Marin resident should know what Marin Clean Energy is and how it relates to you - don't  miss this talk!


Come see Let's Go Green at Earth Day Marin
Families - don't miss the hilarious antics, foot-tapping music and behavior changing lyrics of LET'S GO GREEN! From San Rafael, one of the best green acts for kids anywhere!

Come prepared to play, learn & shop with the best businesses, organizations, artisans & innovators and join them to build a greener future! MORE...
Improving our Air Quality:
Personal choices, Public benefits!

A forum with representative
from the EPA, the Marin Bicycle Coalition, Smoke Free Marin, and Families for Clean Air

Agricultural Institute of Marin Sustainable Agriculture for the Future Panel Discussion

Topics include Community Supported Agriculture, expanding access to organics and local foods, GMOs, farming, land stewardship and more.

Tim Cain at Earth Day Marin TIM CAIN

The Mick Jagger of the Milk and Cookies set. Tim Cain produces award winning childrens tapes and cds, tours nationally, and was a founding member of the 'Sons of Champlin'.


Green MBA from Dominican University
with The Green MBA Program
12.00 Noon @ the Workshops Area

Dominican University's GreenMBA is an engaged learning community.

Puppet Show at Earth Day Marin
photo by William Ross

• Eco-Puppet Shows & Performances by


Gathering Thyme

Herbal Salve Making Demonstration and Herbs 101


visit MARIN COUNTY BICYCLE COALITION'S booth to make a delicious smoothie with pure bicycle power!
• Storytelling & activities from Museum of the American Indian

• Bilingual kids activities led by the REVIVIR LA CULTURA PROJECT of

Marin Municipal Water District Sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012

MARIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT in celebration of their centential presents their popular athletic water challenge:
The Long Haul Relay Race


Earth Day Marin Get Involved, Volunteer for Earth Day Marin
Volunteer in Nature

Volunteer at the Festival

Show up between 8 AM - 8 PM
to Volunteer!
Champion Chef Local Foods Challenge sponsored by Whole Foods – Francesco Torre of FISH competing for Sea Stewards vs. Massimo Covello formerly of Piazza D’Angelo and of Per Te, opening later this year in Larkspur, competing for Marin Organic.

Earth Day Marin

The Bicycle WorksMarin County Bicycle Coalition

The Bicycle Works
Marin County Bicycle Coalition

For those leaving from southern Marin you can meet our ride at exactly 10:45 at the 4th street Plaza in front of Arizmendi Bakery. We will go at a slow and easy pace.
Bike to the Festival

THE BICYCLE WORKS will be leading a Superhero Community Service Bike Ride to Earth Day Marin at the Civic Center fairgrounds. We will be meeting at the Bicycle Works at 10:00am and Leaving Promptly at 10:30am.

Bring your cool bikes, silly super hero costumes, and your super powers for a fun ride from San Anselmo to Terra Linda via San Rafael.

Rustic Bakery Earth Day Marin Menu Click here for the Rustic Bakery Festival Menu

TeenSpot at Earth Day Marin 2012

Don't miss the Teen Stage presented by San Geronimo Valley Community Center & students from Drake High School 

Teen Stage

Teen Stage Auditions

Volunteer for TeenSpot

MORE. . .

Good Earth Natural Foods
Delicious Organic Taqueria concessions by Good Earth Natural Foods.

Meet the SunFed Cowboys in the crowd offering samples of Good Earth's Picadillo tacos.
Rustic Bakery Goods

Lydia's Lovin Foods
Vegan & Raw food and beverages from Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods

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Marin County Board of Supervisors Marin Clean Energy at Earth Day Marin 2012 The Good Earth Pacific Sun Earth Day Marin - Whole Foods
Point Reyes National Seashore sponsors Earth Day Marin Marin County Parks sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival California State Parks sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival
National Park Service sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival Marin Municipal Water District Sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012
Marin County Bicycle Coalition Sunrise Center Green Ideals Branding and Marketing Families for Clean Air Central Marin Sanitation Agency sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012
AUTODESK sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival Marin Sanitary Service sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Conservation Corps of North Bay Zero Waste Management Sponsors Earth Day Marin RevolutionaryGreen
Dhana Organic Children's Clothing Sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival Next Generation sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 MALT sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Shark Stewards Sponsor Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival Marin Organic at Earth Day Marin
Natural Capitalism Marin Honda Sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival Circle Bank sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012
Straus Family Creamery sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012
Agricultural Institute of Marin Rustic Bakery Happy Family Food San Geronimo Valley Community Center Mill Valley Refuse Service sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival at Earth Day Marin 2012 The Bicycle Works Gathering Thyme at Earth Day Marin 2012 GreenMBA at Dominican REC Solarl sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012
Atria Senior Living Mary's Chickens iGreen Group sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 NEST Architecture Studio Sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 In Defense of Animals sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012
Goodman Building Supply sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Local Music Vibe sponsors Earth Day Marin Betty's Organics sponsor Earth Day Marin 2012 Live Local sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival Dandelion Eco Salon sponsors Earth Day Marin 2012 Festival
FISH - Sustainable Seafood at Earth Day Marin WACCO-BB sponsors Earth Day Marin Festival Bohemian - News, Events, sponsors Earth Day Marin Green Chamber of Commerce The Joyful Hound Mobile Grooming sponsors Earth Day Marin
Renee Ponder Herbs BAAQMD Bank of Marin at Earth Day Marin Green Banners - Environmental Signage Mywebpresencenow
Marin Sun Farms YogaWorks-LarkspurLanding Wild Planet - Access Database Development Living Mandala
  Live Water Press, Aaron Friedman Layla Design Rich Frye Photography at Earth Day Marin 2012  

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Thanks to our top sponsors.

Brought to you by:
Earth Day Marin, a nonprofit
sponsored project of MarinLink

Produced by:
Hannah Doress Events

Thanks to our Generous Sponsors including:

Marin County Board of Supervisors
Marin Clean Energy
Good Earth Organic &
   Natural Foods

The Pacific Sun
Whole Foods Market
Point Reyes National Seashore
Marin County Parks
California State Parks
Golden Gate National
   Recreation Area

Marin Municipal Water District
Marin County Bicycle Coalition
Sunrise Center
Green Ideals Branding & Marketing
Families for Clean Air
Central Marin Sanitation Agency
Las Gallinas Valley Sanitation    District
Novato Sanitation District
Sewerage Agency of Southern    Marin
Sausalito-Marin City Sanitation    District
Sanitary District No. 5,
   Tiburon & Belvedere

Marin Sanitary Service
Conservation Corps North Bay
Zero Waste Marin
Revolutionary Green Solutions
Next Generation
Marin Agricultural Land Trust
DhanaEcoKids Apparel
Marin Honda
Circle Bank
Shark Stewards
Natural Capitalism Solutions
Straus Family Creamery
Alter Eco
San Geronimo Valley
   Community Center

Mill Valley Refuse Service
Agricultural Institute of Marin
Rustic Bakery
Happy Family Brands Organic    Superfoods
REC Solar
Atria Senior Living
Marin League of Women Voters
The Bicycle Works
Gathering Thyme
Green MBA at Dominican    University
In Defense of Animals
Goodman Building Supply
Mary's Chickens
iGreen MediaGroup
NEST Architecture Studio
Betty's Organics
Live Local
Dandelion Eco-Salon
Renee Ponder Herbs
Wacco BB Forums
Local Music Vibe
Green Chamber of Commerce
Green Banners
The Joyful Hound Mobile    Grooming Studio
FISH Sustainable Seafood
Marin Organic
Bank of Marin
Bohemian Access Database    Development
Rich Frye Photography
Yogaworks, Larkspur
Marin Sun Farms
Wild Planet
Layla Design
Living Mandala
Live Water Press - Aaron Friedman

Thanks to our Advisors:

• Harold Abend
   (Marketing & Media Consultant)
• Susan Bierzychudek
   (Green Ideals Branding & Marketing)
• Mark Stephen Chasan
   (AWE Global, Inc.)
• Kelly Dunleavy
• Tim Freundlich
   (Calvert Foundation)
• Dale Godfrey
   (Strategic Media Consultant)
• Susan Goldsborough
   (Families for Clean Air)
• Pam Hartwell-Herrero
   (Mayor of Fairfax, Tara Firma Farms Institute)
• Colleen Mahoney
   (Nest Architecture Studio, Green by Design)
• Shawn Marshall
   (LEAN Energy U.S., Mill Valley City Council)
• Richard Pedemonte
   (Pedemonte & Co. Event Concessions)
• Adam Straus
   (Straus Events)

Contact us:

• Hannah Doress, Director
• Nina Carlin, Sponsorship Director
• Robert Marks, Sponsorship Manager
• Aaron Friedman, Outreach Director
Rachel Demicco & Julie Dashiell
Craft Fair Managers
Tealy Gapinski & Marina Mano
TeenSpot Coordinators
Louise Yost
Nonprofit Outreach Manager
Tasha Isolani
Kids Zone Manager
Sandra Klein
Media Outreach Associate
Roselli Tria
Exhibitor Services and Resource Guide Manager
Susan Goldsborough
Volunteer Manager

Media Inquiries:
Call or text Hannah Doress

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