On April 20, 2008 DC will host a festival celebrating earth day the size of which the world has never seen. The producers of the Green Apple Festival in New York and the Earth Day Network have collaborated to bring amazing earth day festivals to eight cities around the country: New York, Chicaco, Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco. This is the biggest celebration of earth day in US history (hmm, kinda cheezy, but good!)
There will be enivronmental action and green technology exhibits along with (Tah Dah!) The Roots (featuring Doug E. Fresh, Ne-Yo, Talib Kweli, will.i.am, Chrisette Michele and more), O.A.R. Acoustic, Gov’t Mule, Thievery Corporation (DJ Set), Toots & The Maytals, Warren Haynes Solo Acoustic, Umphrey’s McGee, CityDance Ensemble, Joy of Motion: Urban Impact, DC Boys Choir, The National Anthem with Jordin Sparks
There will be speakers like, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Richard Cizik, vice president of the National Association of Evangelicals, some members of congress and maybe even some presidential candidates…Apparently they’re still trying to book Al Gore! Thats all according to The Washington Post, the festival website still boringly says “speakers to be announced.”
Man, thats a nice long list. Basically they draw you in with good music and then talk sustainability at you, doesn’t sound to bad to me…
So bike to the festivities and have a super-dee-duper time!
You can check out the festival website here to learn how to volunteer, who the sponsors are, who’s playing in the other cities, and not much else.
You can get that Washington Post article I was referencing from March 26 here.
And while you’re here looking up fun earth day stuff, check out my website! Its all about urban gardening and how nifty it is. Its especially cool if you like history because I’m still working on the rest.
Check back often!