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Earth Day Celebration at COM, April 24

The Earth Day Marin festival takes place April 24th, 2010 from 11 - 6pm at College of Marin, 835 College Ave at Sir Francis Drake in Kentfield. It will be a free, family-friendly outdoor festival celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. The official website is at http://www.EarthDayMarin.org. Please read on for details:
 
Music, Performance & Film

Don’t miss BCH and the Jawdroppers (members of Hot Buttered Rum, New Monsoon, Zero), Gideon Bendile (heard on the original soundtrack of The Lion King movie, Zulu Spear), Dr. Elmo (“Grandma got run over by a Reindeer”) & Wild Blue Terry Garthwaite (Joy of Cooking), Oona Garthwaite (OONA – as heard on “So You Think You Can Dance”), Three At Last (Kate Wolf Fest faves), Donna Eagle Band (Eagle has performed with PFUNK, Wavy Gravy, Neville Brothers, etc.), EcoAerobics, Animation & more.
 
Kid Fun
Puppets, hands-on learning, bike your own smoothie, recycled art projects, Leo the Litter Lion, Music & puppets with Let’s Go Green (Music & puppets for kids, Grammy-nominated songwriter) and more!
 
Food
Enjoy high quality food by Good Earth Natural Foods and Lydia’s Lovin’ Foods, bike your own smoothie, taste local and organic foods, “Know Your Local Food System Forum” presented by Good Earth Natural Foods and UncleMindee.com and cosponsored by Straus Family Creamery, “Iron Chef” competition with Whole Foods’ Chefs, organic appetizers with Piatti’s Chef Todd Shoberg and more!
 
Speakers
Senator Mark Leno, Helge Hellberg (cohost Green 960’s An Organic Conversation and ED of Marin Organic), Andres Edwards (author, The Sustainability Revolution, professor at COM), Eric Corey Freed (author of Green Building for Dummies), Carrie Bachelder of The Away Station, Kif Scheuer (of SEI – speaking on green careers), Mindy Pennybacker, (author of Do One Green Thing), Supervisor Charles McGlashan, Annie Spiegelman, Author of Talking Dirt: The Dirt Diva's Down-to-Earth Guide to Organic Gardening, Bill Petrocelli of Book Passage/Huffington Post, Deb Hubsmith (Marin County Bicycle Coalition), Leah Smith (Marin Agricultural Institute) and lots more.
 
Resources
Interesting exhibition booths from key nonprofit, business, government and educational leaders and a resource and action guide to take home.
 
Songs Competition
Musicians – adults and youth: compete in the green songs contest produced and hosted by http://localmusicvibe.com/greensong and cosponsored by Artsboretum. Great prizes and judges including celebrated musician Mari (Mack) Tamburo, Arne Frager (The Plant Studios), Singer-songwriter, guitarist and concert producer Jack Irving, and Kyle Alden (The Gas Men and Roots Music School). Youth and Adults are invited to compete! Prizes will be awarded in both age categories. Top Prizes will include:- A live mainstage performance opportunity at the Earth Day Marin Festival on Saturday, April 24 and 3 Hours of Recording/Mixing time with Christopher Krotky at 7 Generations Studios in Forest Knolls. DEADLINE: 4/19.
 
Getting There
Join fun group bike rides led by Marin County Bicycle Coalition and Bicycle Works. Check our site for details. Marin County Bicycle Coalition rides from Novato, San Rafael and Mill Valley; costumed superhero ride from San Anselmo’s Bicycle Works! Free Valet Bicycle Parking by Marin County Bicycle Coalition. The event is conveniently located right next to the bike path. Convenient nearby bus stops. If you drive please carpool, parking lots located on campus.

Rain or Shine
The event will take place outside except for forums and animation – in case of rain don’t stay home alone because the entire event will take place inside. Visit our site for more details.
 
More
Learn more and get involved at http://www.EarthDayMarin.org or on the Earth Day Marin fan page on Facebook. If you would like to volunteer (youth, groups and community service welcome) please go to: http://www.earthdaymarin.org/involved.html

Who’s putting it on?
Presented by Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Marin Agricultural Land Trust, Next Generation, College of Marin Students for Social Responsibility and Hannah Doress Events (Fairfax Body & Soul, West Marin Himalayan Festival, etc.) The event is a fiscal project of MarinLink.
 
Who’s supporting it?
Good Earth Natural Foods, Whole Foods, Seventh Generation, County of Marin, Marin Community Foundation, Green Ideals Branding and Marketing, Revolutionary Green, Akeena Solar, Piatti Ristorante & Bar, Straus Family Creamery, Marin Magazine, Pacific Sun, Bay Area Air Quality Management District, Wild Planet Foods, Mary’s Chickens, Calvert Foundation, Central Marin Sanitation Agency, Marin County Federal Credit Union, LocalMusicVibe.com, Green Banners, Central Marin Sanitation Agency, Mimi the Sardine, McEvoy Ranch, Circle Bank, Fairfax Lumber & Hardware, Adina For Life, Heaven’s Best Carpet Cleaning, Jacob Barnett ~ Access Database Develoment, Mywebpresencenow.com, Environmental Forum of Marin, Green Banners, REC Solar, Urban Bird Design + Illustration, Mill Valley Services, Marin Sanitary Service, Christin Coy and Book Passage.

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