Sunday, April 17, 2011

Earth Day USA: Worldfest

LA's Green Compassionate Living Music Festival WorldFest is a solar-powered celebration of music, the environment, animals, and humanity. Helping people learn what we can do for the Earth and its inhabitants. The "WorldFest 2011 Earth Day Festival" will be held at the beautiful outdoor setting of Woodley Park in Lake Balboa, San Fernando Valley, California. All are welcome to attend this magnificent day filled with entertainment, education, and enlightenment. The combination of great music, empowering speakers, environmental, humanitarian, and animal welfare non-profits, kids' activities, and a delicious food court make for an Earth-friendly experience sure to inspire and be enjoyable for all. GO

Green's generation gap: Boston

Why tweets won't save the planet
Phil Primack (Boston Globe, April 17, 2011)
Ah, Earth Day. When green’s calming nature refreshes your soul and its relentless marketing debits your bank account. How different it was during Boston’s first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. That massive call to environmental arms saw teach-ins on several campuses and “a purification rite” to clean the Charles River. More than a dozen demonstrators were arrested during a Logan International Airport “die-in” to protest the air-polluting supersonic jet. Organizers even got motor vehicles banned for the day from Kenmore Square to Government Center.