NEW! Check out the short film shot at Austin Earth Day Festival 2013:
• SPEAKERS to inspire…
• LIVE MUSIC to enjoy…
• WORKSHOPS to inform…
• EXHIBITORS to engage…
• KID’S ZONE to edu-tain…
• LOCAL FOODS to satisfy…
• A RALLY FINALE to remember!
Join our 5:00pm Rhythmic Rally Finale,
“The Story of Energy in Texas”
with “Austin Beyond Coal”, Jim Hightower, X8 Drumming and LA MOÑA LOCA!
Plus over 75 exhibitors, a dozen food options, and many surprises to entertain! Participate in the filming of documentary film: “Earth City Austin” about the Earth Day festival experience.
Speakers to Inspire…
Mayor Lee Leffingwell & Lucia Athens, Chief Sustainability Officer for City of Austin
Christy Pipkin, Executive Director of The Nobelity Project
Jonathan Bloom, Author of American Wasteland
Sylvia Acevedo, Social Entrepreneur & White House Advisor
Jim Hightower, America’s #1 Populist
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Live Music to Enjoy…
LA MOÑA LOCA! (5:30pm-7:00pm)
Dust off your dancing shoes for Austin’s 11-piece salsa orchestra, a part of our rhythmic rally finale! (5:30pm-7:00pm, Stage 1)
Mingo Fishtrap (2:00pm-3:00pm, Stage 1)
Dancing between gutbucket soul, N’awlins grit-down funk and horn- fueled Motown pop, Mingo’s inspired, high-energy live show encourages audience participation!
Barbara K (12:30pm-1:30pm, Stage 1)
Barbara K’s Timbuk3, whose hit song, “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” reached #19 in the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and was written as an ironic forecast of nuclear destruction after social complacency.
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Presentations to Engage…
“Zero Waste Basics & Navigating Austin’s New Bag Ordinance” with Austin Zero Waste Alliance
“Creating Micro Climates” with Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
“Natural Building: Playing in the Mud and other Strategies for Building a Beautiful Future” with Design Build Live
“A Crash Course in Composting: Everything you Need to Know to Start Feeding the Earth Instead of the Landfill” with The East Side Compost Pedallers
“How to lose 5000 lbs of your carbon diet?” with Climate Buddies
“Becoming Carbon Positive” with Interfaith Environmental Network
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Kids Zone to Entertain…
Fry’s Fun Farm Petting Zoo — featuring a cool array of animals to pet and feed!
Marcus Eddie – Magician and Peter the Adequate, Environmental Magician!
Takota Pony Rides — Four furry friends will be cruising the Earth Day grounds.
Spark! Theatre — Interactive storytelling and creative play.
Earth Day Face Painting! — be transformed into an animal, superhero, fairy princess, or anything you can come up with!
Keep Austin Wild with Ranger David — Learn about the wonderful wildlife of Central Texas with animal skins, skulls and pet snakes!
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FOOD TRAILERS — featuring a wide variety of local Austin favorites!
EXHIBITORS — featuring green businesses, local non-profits, local government & community groups
Check out 2012 Photos HERE!
What did people say about 2012?
“We were so excited to see old friends and make new ones. The free exchange of information was incredibly enlightening!” –Sharon Yarbrough, GPC*, Development Coordinator at American YouthWorks
“WOW!! A most amazing day, with purpose, heart and message! We were truly honored to be part of this.” –Kenya Masala, Source Consulting Group
“The event was extremely well-organized, effective, and fun. We’re counting down the days until next year!” –Sara Cotner, Executive Director of Magnolia Montessori For All
“Thank you again for putting on this great event. If there is any event you’d like us to participate in, we will be there.” –Kevin Stanley, Getaround
“Earth Day could not have been more eye-opening. I was happy to see Austin placing itself on the forefront of sustainable and green living.” –Nathan Burkhart, ImagineSolar
“My team was so busy distributing information that we lost count with our clickers of how many people came by. My entire team thought it was a triumphant event and next year we’re going to make sure that we schedule additional volunteers to help us manage our tables with the crowds.” –Jessica Wilson, Education Manager at City of Austin – Watershed Protection Department
Recycle Your Old Electronics at Austin Earth Day Festival 2013!
ERT, in partnership with the City of Austin and Texas Green Network, would like to offer a public electronic recycling collection at this year’s Earth Day Festival! Come responsibly recycle your obsolete electronics near the main parking area before enjoying this year’s festivities. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at www.ertinc.net.
Every year, Americans produce over 1.5 billion pounds of e-waste, with less than 10% being recycled. All electronic devices contain hazardous materials that pollute our planet when they are not disposed of properly. Annually, ERT keeps more than 15 million pounds of equipment out of landfills, contributing to a cleaner, safer planet for our community and future generations.