Thank you for a wonderful day of fun and action celebrating the earth and supporting climate change solutions! Stay tuned on our mailing list or social media for follow up actions, photos and video of discussions, performances and fun at the festival.
Our gratitude to the over 3,000 who joined us this year.
Check out the coverage: Marin Independent Journal
Watch presenters and performers on the EarthDayMarinVideo Youtube Channel
BREAKING NEWS: Greenwood School's Sea Party carnival for kids at Earth Day Marin announces the addition of community mural making to celebrate the event with muralist Salifu Mohammed of Drawbridge!
BREAKING NEWS: Earth Day Marin and Environmental Forum of Marin present: 50.org's film DO THE MATH featuring Bill McKibbon, Naomi Klein and Bishop Desmond Tutu at the conclusion of the Earth Day Marin Festival, in coordination with showings all over the USA. Directly following a live on stage interview with Canadian TEDx sensation and international award-winning Tar Sands photographer Garth Lenz.
BREAKING NEWS: Redwood High School in Larkspur announced as Earth Day Marin 2013 venue
BREAKING NEWS: Brand new Fairfax Town Council member Renee Goddard, Hall of Famer and bicycling icon Jacquie Phelan and co-founder of Bicycle Works Jelani Bertoni will co-lead a group ride from The Bicycle Works to Earth Day Marin. Meet at Bicycle Works at 10am.
BREAKING NEWS: food vendors for Earth Day Marin will include Barbary Coast Bistro of Bolinas, Lydia's Organics and Drake's Bay Oysters.
BREAKING NEWS: Earth Day Marin will be a Zero Waste event thanks to the major sponsorship of Marin Sanitary Service, Conservation Corps North Bay and Zero Waste Marin. Funding to support this effort also comes from CalRecycle and the County of Marin JPA Zero Waste Grant.
BREAKING NEWS: Mill Valley's Greenwood School 7th & 8th graders plan Sea Party, a carnival within the festival especially for kids.
BREAKING NEWS: 18 year old Mill Valley native and rising star Matt Jaffe will perform at Earth Day Marin. He has opened for artists such as Tommy Castro and Graham Parker & the Rumor, and his debut album will be produced by Ex-Talking Heads guitarist/keyboardist Jerry Harrison.
BREAKING NEWS: Highly influential climate change thought leader Peter Barnes, author of Climate Solutions: A Citizen's Guide. (Chelsea Green Publishing. 2008) and cofounder of Working Assets and Mesa Refuge will speak at Earth Day Marin.
BREAKING NEWS: Marin Transit joins Earth Day Marin as a major partner promoting use of real time transit tools.
BREAKING NEWS: Attendees who take action on climate change solutions during Earth Day Marin will be rewarded with one raffle ticket per action. Grand prize is 2 night stay at the Hale Akua Garden Farm, an eco-resort in Maui, donated by Sunrise Center.
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Get excited for Earth Day Marin 2013 where you can have fun and take part in actions that help preserve the Earth's climate at the same time!
As our nation grapples with the ongoing drought and the aftermath of superstorms we know the time for positive solutions is now. We must take measurable actions together. Learn about the most exciting efforts underway and find out how you can be part of them.
We believe that those who take part in climate change solutions should be appreciated and rewarded. Attendees who take action on climate change solutions during Earth Day Marin will be rewarded with one raffle ticket per action. Grand prize is 2 night stay at the Hale Akua Garden Farm, an eco-resort in Maui, donated by Sunrise Center. The more you do to help, the more likely you are to win!
Thank you for being part of the solutions!
California Film Institute: The Island President - Monday, April 15, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
The Island President lifts the issue of global warming out of the theoretical and into the personal. President Mohamed Nasheed's nation of 1,200 low-lying islands, the Maldives, is sinking into the Indian Ocean as sea levels rise due to global warming. The movie is a little like a non-fiction Mr. Smith Goes to Washington elevated to the world stage. The filmmakers received exclusive access to follow President Nasheed as he prepared over several months for the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Summit. More details...
Greenwood School 7th & 8th Grades Present Sea Party, a children's festival within Earth Day Marin. Sea Party will include super fun games and activities that teach kids and their parents about coastal and watershed creatures (like whales, sharks, otters, salmon, birds and more) and the threats to them. Each of the activities will be a "Mission" for the kids to complete, and they get "Mission Money" to donate to participating organizations The Marine Mammal Center, the River Otter Ecology Project, and the Romberg TIburon Center of Environmental Studies (SFSU) and others.
Plus community mural making to celebrate the event with muralist Salifu Mohammed of Drawbridge!
Cosponsored by Cool the Earth.
Marine Mammal Center: Seal Pup Rescue 101 - Sunday, April 14th from 10am to 5pm Every spring, The Marine Mammal Center rescues many elephant seal and harbor seal pups that have been separated from their mothers due to big storms, people approaching them and scaring the mom away, or young pups unable to find food on their own. To the Rescue will discuss the care that goes into our youngest and most fragile patients. More details...
Part of Marine Science Sunday - a FREE engaging ocean-inspired classroom series.
Matt Jaffe is an up and coming young musician influenced by David Bowie and David Byrne. Matt Jaffe writes original music that has won "Best Original Song" awards at recent West Coast Songwriter competitions. He performs regularly in venues such as the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, the Bitter End in New York City and the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Los Angeles and has opened for artists such as Tommy Castro and Graham Parker & the Rumor. Ex-Talking Heads guitarist/keyboardist Jerry Harrison will produce Jaffe's debut album.
Celebrate Earth Day by bringing your family and friends for a morning of naturalist led explorations, bird watching, restoration and clean-up. Learn more.
FROM CANADA: GARTH LENZ (TEDx, 1st Prize Winner - Int'l Photography Competition, TIME Magazine, NYT - Garth Lenz's touring exhibition, "The True Cost of Oil", has touched people around the world with it's stunning and evocative portraits of impacted places. His images of Alberta Canada's Tar Sands and boreal region were awarded first place in Social Documentary Net's "Searching for a 21st Century Landscape" contest and he has been recognized with many other awards.
Spirit Rock Earth Day 2013 Saturday, April 20 from 9:30am - 4:30pm Spirit Rock's Earth Day celebration is a day of meditation, learning, ritual and moving compassion into action. Teachers include Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Paul Hawken and others. Performers include Eve Decker, Teja Bell and others. More details...
The Do The Math documentary from 350.org is a 42-minute film about the rising movement to change the terrifying math of the climate crisis and challenge the fossil fuel industry. Features Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein and Bishop Desmond Tutu. Earth Day Marin is joining in with the nationally-coordinated premiere of the film which will viewed in communities all over the US.
College of Marin and Conservation Corps North Bay present Indian Valley Organic Farm & Garden Spring Plant Sale, Saturday, April 20 from 10am-3pm. Featuring music, facepainting, tastings, farm tours and more. College of Marin Indian Valley Campus 1800 Ignacio Blvd., Novato.
Nationally known eco-savvy comedian Swami Beyondananda is the only guru to channel Bullwinkle, Elvis and Dylan – all at the same time, and has been called "the Mark Twain of our generation" by Marianne Williamson.
His alter-ego Steve Bhaerman is author of the book Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There From Here (with cellular biologist Bruce Lipton).
Rising hip hop artist Sol Doc has performed with Norrisman, SAGE, Mi Gaan and Junior Reid, and at the 19 Broadway Fairfax Festival after party, San Geronimo Music Festival and the Far West Fest.
Earth Day Marin Festival - Sunday, April 21st (see right column)
Tamra Peters conceived and lead the development of Resilient Neighborhoods, a program that helps households do two things: go on a low-carbon diet to lose 5,000 pounds in sixty days, and build a more resilient community that can better withstand the potential disruptions of climate change. http://www.resilientneighborhoods.org Last year over 100 Marin households surpassed expectations by reducing 1.3 million pounds of carbon.
Jack Broadbent, Executive Officer/Air Pollution Control Officer, for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District), will speak about black carbon and what we can do about it.
San Geronimo Valley Community Center: UNSTUFF YOUR LIFE with bestselling author Andrew Mellen -- Saturday, April 27th from 10 to 11:30am
Adam Scow is the California Campaigns Director at Food & Water Watch where he is responsible for developing strategy for local, state, and national campaigns. Adam has guided several successful campaigns across California to protect water as a public resource and prevent privatization of local water supply. He will speak about fracking in the Bay Area at Earth Day Marin.
Come enjoy a story, a Coast Miwok song and native instruments to play with Alicia M. Retes, C.I.T., C.I.G., Certified Interpretive Guide and Trainer from Museum of the American Indian and Camp Coyote! Alicia, part Mayo, Yaqui and Cherokee is a multitalented interpretive artisan, nature guide and musician.
Spark and Whisper featuring Anita Sandwina (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Velvy Appleton (vocals, acoustic/electric/slide guitars)– called "a serious force in modern folk" by Paul Liberatore of the Marin Independent Journal. In addition to their performance, Velvy Appelton will lead carbon free music and singing at 11:30am.
Salvadoran born of the indigenous group called the Lenca-Poton, David Escobar is a well-respected community advocate and an aide to Marin Supervisor Steve Kinsey. He is a leader in the green Latino and Native movements including local efforts with the Green Promotoras and cofounding Viviendo Verde. He is currently a member of the Indigenous Salvadorian Collaborative, the Binational Indigenous Salvadorian Council and teaches Indigenous studies at Dominican University.
Bring an acoustic instrument and join in a live carbon-free jam led by multitalented guitarist Dore Coller (CRB, Savannah Blu Rowan Bros, Jerry Garcia, Youngbloods, YardDogs) & friends.
Dr. Peter G. Joseph, MD co-founded the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility in 1979. Dr. Joseph has been trained by former Vice President Al Gore to be a Climate Reality Project speaker. He currently is northern California district manager for The Climate Reality Project and a group leader for the Marin chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby.
Peter Asmus is an expert on renewable energy and microgrids, host of Eyes Wide Open on KWMR and a member Space Debris (as heard on David Gans' syndicated radio show and at Whole Earth Festival). He will speak and MC at Earth Day Marin as well as performing his music.
Ericka Omena Erickson, MPA is a Marin County Planning Commisioner and Associate Director of Marin Grassroots. She is a current member of the Marin Women's Political Caucus and of the Board of Directors at Brazilian Alliance. Ericka received 2013 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award presented by the Marin County Human Rights Commission among others.
She will speak on land use and sustainability and the Plan Bay Area Public Hearing on 4/29. More...
San Rafael City Councillor Damon Connolly
First elected to the San Rafael City Council in 2007, and re-elected in 2011, Damon Connolly has worked hard to reduce San Rafael's contribution to global warming. In addition, Damon chairs the Marin Energy Authority, which enables all Marin County and Richmond electric customers to purchase electricity with significantly more renewable content and at affordable prices. Damon served as a leader on the Green Ribbon Committee that developed San Rafael's Climate Change Action Plan, the first to be adopted by a Marin city.
To address climate change and resulting sea level rise, Supervisor Kate Sears is initiating a pilot study in Southern Marin to examine what our Bayside communities can do to both mitigate and adapt to anticipated impacts of climate change by identifying community assets and priorities and developing local solutions. She also represents Marin on the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART), the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the Transportation District, Richardson's Bay Regional Authority (RBRA), the Transportation Authority of Marin (TAM), Marin Transit, and Marin Energy Authority (MEA). More about Supervisor Sears.
Photo by Herman Privette. (smaller type).
Marin Independent Journal - Earth Day Marin Haiku Contest Craft a Haiku to share your inspirations about an Earth Day or the natural world - or to bring out an issue near and dear to your heart. Those who pen haiku dedicated to climate change might win a chance to read their haiku on the Earth Day Marin Festival stage.
Please send just one haiku, sticking to the traditional 5-7-5 Japanese form, along with your name and town in Marin — by 5 p.m. April 5 to email@example.com. Please put "Earth Day Haiku" in the subject line. They will be run in the April 16 Marin IJ Plus section and online.
Car free since 2002, blogger, certified cycling instructor and CAT 1 mountain bike racer James "Bikes Green" Sievert is a passionate advocate for bicyclists reaching thousands of students every year with the "why and how" of biking through the award winning Marin County Safe Routes to Schools program. Check out his blog.
Mwanza Furaha has shared the stage with artists including Betty Carter, Lou Rawls, Merle Saunders, Carmen McRae and many more. She will be joined by Sandy White to sing the classic Negro Spiritual Wade in the Water.
More about Mwanza Furaha at http://www.mwanzafuraha.com
Please visit Marin Sanitary Service and Conservation Corps North Bay at Earth Day Marin to learn how you can be part of the Marin's plan to go Zero Waste by 2025. Zero waste is an important response to climate change. Please join in with this solution.
Emmissions from transportation are one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas pollution in Marin. Plus biking helps you keep fit and feel great. Ride your bike to join us!
Join Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Jacquie Phelan, Zero Waste & Community Advocate Renee Goddard and Bicycle Works co-founder Jelani Bertoni for the ride of your life! Meet at Bicycle Works at 9:30am, for a 10am sharp departure for Redwood High School. Celebratory attire requested! If you haven't been on one of these rides before, you haven't lived!
Mountain Bike Hall of Famer Jacquie Phelan's cycling roots go back to the Pleistocene Era (before podiums, before mountain bikes, before you were born). She created mountain biking's first skills camps in the Jurassic Era (early 80's) specifically to encourage women and girls to try dirt cycling for car-( and care)-free fun.
Secure valet bicycle parking will be provided by Marin County Bicycle Coalition.