Austin Earth Day Festival 2015!

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Austin Earth Day Festival says
Austin Earth Day Festival returns for a fourth year to the “Historic Browning Hangar” at Mueller on Saturday, April 18th, 2015, noon-6pm. The festival highlights Austin’s diversity of cultural drumming and dancing with a large variety of global traditional styles. We'll have a special retro, 1970s style “talk show” speaker’s panel, hands-on demonstrations, about 100 nonprofit exhibitors & corporate vendors, a robust Kid’s Zone, local eats from popular food trailers and more! (To volunteer, please contact!)

Some Festival Highlights--
• ENTERTAINMENT - Flamencura Flamenco, the McCallum High School Knights of Steel (Calypso), Brazilian drumming and warrior dancing by Capoeira Evolucion, the Djembabes (West African) and Come Drum for Fun (South African), two of Austin’s all-women drumming groups, the Texas Dragon/Lion Dance Team (Chinese), performing an animated lion dance in ornate costuming, Tropical Productions’ (Polynesian and Hawaiian) drumming and Hula dancing, and Z Helene and Friends (Arabic) drumming and belly dancing
• SPEAKERS – Join us for a 1970s-style “talk show”, complete with a retro stage set and house funk band, where we’ll interview local movers and shakers, like Steve Adler, Mayor, City of Austin, Sarah Eckhardt, Travis County’s first female County Judge, Mark Strama, former Texas State Representative and current head of Google Fiber, and Pliny Fisk III, Co-Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
• PRESENTATIONS – All workshops are “hands-on” and led by some of Austin’s most respected environmental leaders, such as Resolution Gardens, showing how to construct a square-foot garden, Yard to Table Farms building a rain garden, Design~Build~Live’s tiny house project, Urban Patchwork Farms leading a foraging walkabout for edibles around Mueller, Compost Pedallers demonstrating how to do your own waste audit and make compost, and a cooking demo with the Texas Restaurant Association Pro-Start program that cultivates culinary expertise in Texas’ youth
• PLUS – Almost 100 vendors and exhibitors, a celebratory parade by Creative Action with life-size puppets and instruments made of reclaimed materials, a super cool “Kid’s Zone” with musicians, magicians and art projects, along with brand new stations for children to explore movement, music, natural foods, and even make their own body balms and lotions, a dozen food trailers, a Zen Zone with yoga instruction and henna tattoo art, and more!
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By: Austin Earth Day Festival

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