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Wilmington Earth Day

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We as a people are key to generating a new model of society which is more respectful of nature, the environment and biodiversity. With a close relationship with food, knowledge of the land and farming techniques, along with close relationships to the people in our communities, we can promote and preserve an agriculture model which is fair to the environment and people.Contact Us if you’d like to share how you’re incorporating this theme into YOUR world!

Wilmington Earth Day

Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration

Wilmington Earth Day

Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration

Wilmington Earth Day

Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration

Wilmington's Earth Day theme for 2010: REDUCE

 

2011 Celebration: “Clear the Air”
April 30, 2011

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This is a spectacular springtime activity, including FREE live music! The festivities will be held at Hugh McRae Park in Wilmington. This free event was scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2011.

The theme for the 2011 event was "Clear the Air". The Earth Day Alliance, founders and organizers for the Wilimington Earth Day annual celebration, thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring awareness to the recent developments concerning air quality. Click here for previous years' themes and photos

Who:

Everyone is invited... families, friends, residents, visitors, individuals & organizations.
Sorry, no dogs allowed
(see policy below)

What:

Wilmington's 2011
Earth Day Celebration
food, kids' zone, live music, more info...

Where:

Hugh MacRae Park (click for map)
Wilmington, NC

When:

Saturday, April 30, 2011
12noon-6pm

Why:

Fun, FREE entertainment, interesting information & products that relate to our planet

Cost:

FREE to attend

Transportation:

FREE shuttle service (click for info)

 

Earth Day is a time to meet people from other organizations, get out your message, and recruit members, volunteers, and interested people.  It is a fun day to be outside, talk to new friends, and learn about all the great things that are happening in our community.  To make sure that the event is as interesting, entertaining, educational, and enjoyable as possible we would like to invite YOU to be at this year's Earth Day Celebration!

Interested in becoming an Exhibitor or a Sponsor for this year's celebration? Click here for more information.

Along with the usual Exhibitor Tent, we also had a separate Green Market Tent.  The Green Market Tent is a place where local businesses, organizations, and area crafts people can share their renewable, sustainable, or environmentally friendly products for purchase.

*Please be aware County Parks do not allow dogs at this event.

Food & Beverage

Food, beer and beverages is available for purchase, including organic selections produced locally in and around the greater Wilmington area. Among the great selections are offerings from these area favorites:

Tidal Creek Coop
Cooperative Market offering Natural Foods & Deli
visit the website

Mellow Mushroom
Slavishly devoted to great food, pizza and beverages
visit the website

Fat Tire Beer
visit the website

ONEHOPE Wine 
visit the website
This is a really awesome company! They have five different wines for five different charities. 50% of all their profits go to that charity. They will have all of their wines at the 2011 Wilmington Earth Day Celebration, but they will be focusing on their Sauvignon Blanc, who’s charity is the environment. And for every bottle sold, a tree is planted.

Empire Distributing
visit the website

 

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Kids' EcoZone Area

Wilmington's 2010 Earth Day celebration was a family-friendly event encouraging children of all ages to become more aware of our planet. Educational activities were available in the Kids' EcoZone tent. Activities included take-home craft projects and more. Families took joy in watching their kids learn while they were having fun!

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Music & Live Entertainment

Multiple bands will be featured throughout the day, including a headliner. All entertainment is FREE to the public!

12:00 — 1:30

Mike Blair and the Stonewalls
click here to visit their website

1:30 — 2:00

Raphael Name
Brazilian music

2:00 — 3:30

Ilad
click here to visit their website

3:30 — 4:00

Mark Herbert
'The Tree Guy' playing children's music

4:00 — 5:30

Rayland Baxter
Rayland has showcased his talents nationwide as a headline artist and in support of artists such as Joe Pug, Grace Potter, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Frontier Ruckus, Avi Buffalo, Paul Thorn and more!
watch his You Tube video

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Pet Policy

Please be aware our county parks system does not allow dogs at this event. According to their rule, you cannot have dogs present where food is being served. The Parks rule reads:

E) Dogs and pets are prohibited within one hundred feet (100') of any concession or vending area.

F) Dogs and pets are prohibited from any mass gathering, identified as any planned gathering of two hundred (200) or more people.

For more information, please refer the Parks & Recreation website and their official rules and regulations.


Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors! Your participation makes this annual event possible.

Cape Fear's Going Green
http://www.goinggreenpublications.com/

Cape Fear Green Building Alliance
http://www.cfgba.org

City of Wilmington Stormwater  
http://www.wilmingtonnc.gov/

Great Outdoor Provision Co.
http://greatoutdoorprovision.com/

Hurricane Kayaks
http://www.hurricaneaquasports.com/

Keep America Beautiful of New Hanover County
http://www.nhcgov.com/pages/kab.aspx

Mellow Mushroom
http://www.mellowmushroom.com/

New Hanover County Parks
http://www.nhcgov.com/

Sound Wave Audio
http://soundwaveaudio.com/

The Penguin
The Penguin - 98.3 FM Radio

Tidal Creek
http://www.tidalcreek.coop/

Wave Transit
http://www.wavetransit.com/

More Information

We had more than 70 different exhibitors in attendance — all involved in some type of environmental issue or resource — the 2010 Earth Day Festival certainly peaked your curiosity in addition to answering many of your environmental questions.

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How You Can Get Involved, now...or in the future

You can participate in Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration as an exhibitor, a sponsor, a volunteer or simply by attending. This is a great way to spend a day with family and friends. For more information on becoming an exhibitor or a sponsor, please contact Elissa Riley of the Earth Day Alliance.

 

 

Interested in sponsoring this year's Earth Day Celebration? Or maybe you'd like to be one of our 60+ vendors and exhibitors?

Learn more about becoming a sponsor or exhibitor...

Wilmington's Earth Day Celebration

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Want to learn more about environmental awareness and education?

click here for
local and national resources

Check-out the photos from past events. You might see your friends and neighbors.

click here for photos

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