Manoa celebrates Earth Day 2009 with Sustainability Fest
Sustainable Saunders, the Associated Students of the University of Hawaii, and Honu Guide invites the UH Manoa campus community to Sustainability Fest in honor of Earth Day 2009 on April 22.
Enjoy live music performances and local and organic food while browsing an open-air marketplace, meet companies at the forefront of a new green economy, and contribute recyclables, magazines and e-waste to a massive recycling drive.
More than 100 vendors, small businesses, and non-profits will converge on Krauss Square beside Andrews Amphitheatre from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Informational lectures and workshops will include “Sustainability 101” led by graduate student and student sustainability coordinator Shanah Trevenna. Invited guest speakers including Jeff Mikulina of Blue Planet Foundation will present on local sustainability issues and efforts.
An evening concert celebration at Andrews Amphitheatre from 6 to 9 p.m. will round out the day’s festivities, featuring performances by local favorites such as John Cruz, Lost at Sea, Pressure Drop and Natural Vibrations.
Visit sustainablesaunders.hawaii.edu for more information and a complete schedule of activities for the day.
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