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Fresno Earth Day 2011
April 30 – 11 am & 4 pm | FREE and Open to the Public
Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno | 2672 East Alluvial | Clovis, CA 93611
Join the Fresno Earth Day Coalition for Earth Day 2011 at Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno.
This is the second year the Unitarian Universalist Church has hosted Fresno Earth Day. This successful event was well attended last year and has expanded this year. 2011 activities include over 75 participants, live music, local food, practical workshops, tours, exhibits, films, kids' activities, green car show, free e-waste recycling, solar cooking & bio-fuel making demonstrations, green car show, bike ride, walking tours - xeriscaping, green building tour, bird watching, vermiculture (earthworms), composting workshop, care for garden tools workshop, children’s activities, vegetarian cooking and paper making workshop, valet parking for bikes, Free Bike and Helmet Safety Checks and much more.
Live Music includes: Lonesome Jem - Jem Bluestein and friends - Master of many kinds of American and European ethnic musics; Soul Kitchenette - organically-raised, free-range musicians who play highly sustainable rock/pop/soul music that you will find delicious; Heartland Harvest - Mixing traditional and contemporary folk, blue grass, old-timey, and other Americana - including funny stuff; Bound for Oblivion - a blues influenced rock trio. They do lots of original music, but also have lots of covers in their repertoire; Roscanna - a terrific traditional Irish music group
Practical Workshops: Paper; Raw foods; Composting; Care of garden tools; Bio fuels
Demonstrations / Displays: Vermiculture (garden worms); Solar cooking; Bio-diesel processing; E-cars; Wind turbines;
Bee hive; Solar power generation
Bikes: Bike ride to Fresno Earth Day from Tower Velo; Bike ride to Woodward Park; Bike helmet check; Bike safety check; Free valet bike parking.
Tours: Native plants / xeriscaping; Birdwatching: Green features of the Unitarian Universalist Church & Fresno Cohousing
Exhibits: Green businesses; Non-profit organizations; Faith -based organizations; Government agencies
Kids' Activities: Zoomobile; Hula Hoop weaving using old T-shirts; Seed Bombs; Coffee grounds; Recycle relay; Paper making
Green Car Show: Bio fuel vehicles; Electric and high fuel efficiency motorcycles; Hybrids
Free E-Waste Recycling (no additional wording per Steve)
A partial list of participants include: Food and Water Watch, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, City of Fresno Water Conservation Program, California Native Plant Society, Green Hope Veterans, ALA in California, GRID Alternatives, Fresno Chaffee Zoo, Save the Foothills Coalition, Fresno Audubon Society, Sierra Foothills Conservancy, Master Gardeners/UC Cooperative Extension, Tree Fresno, Sierra Club – Tehipite Chapter, Fresno Recycling Program, Fresno Chapter of Green Building Council, Fresno Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides, National Parks Conservation Association, Healthy Dairies Commission, Coalition for Clean Air, Community Food Bank, Heifer Int., CCROPP, Roots of Change, CSUF Organics Program, Critical Mass, Fresno Bike Coalition, Birchwood Conservancy, County of Fresno Recycling, Clovis Botanical Gardens, Fresno Wildlife Rehabilitation, Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District, Sun Mountain Solar Cookers, Sierra Cat Haven, Mokichi Okada Association, Fresno SPCA, Restore the Delta, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), Fresno Bike Kitchen, S.I.L.O., CSUF Organic Farm, LUCA - Latinos United for Clean Air , League of Women Voters and ABC Cooling and Heating, A La Mode - children's used clothing, Charlotte's Bakery, Hart's Haven, Intermountain Nursery, OFFLINE Solar Co., Real Goods Solar, Rustica Kollection, Shaklee, Squaw Valley Herb Gardens, T&D Willey Farms CSA, The Center for Mindfulness, Three Springs Community & Garden, Tower Velo, Urban Salvage Central Valley, Whole Farms Market, Educational Employees Credit Union, Holistic and Integrative Family Medicine, Halloran Dentistry, Casa de Tamales, Lucy’s Lair, Food Not Bombs, Revive Cafe and MANY, MANY MORE!
Autos confirmed for the green car show include: 2011 Nissan Leaf all electric | 2005 biodiesel VW Beetle | 2005 biodiesel Mercedes E-320 | 2002 Veggy oil converted VW Jetta | 20?? Prius Plug-in Hybrid | 2 X 2010 street legal Electric Carts Valectricar | 2011 Chevy Volt plug-in electric hybrid | 19?? Motorcycle to electric conversion | 2012 Honda Insight Hybrid | 2012 Honda Civic gas, high mpg | 2008 Vectrix Motorcycle | 2011 Smart Car | Solar Toyota Prius | CART High School Biodiesel Processor
Fresno Earth Day Coalition includes: Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple · Fresno Co. Bicycle Coalition · Fresno Metro Ministry · GreenFresno.org · Interfaith Social Justice Collaborative · Fresno Cohousing/La Querencia · San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust · Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter · Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno.
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