Celebrate Mother Earth

By April 19, 2014Local
Austin Earth Day 2014

Austin’s Day to Rally for the Earth—Celebrating and Uniting our Diversity of Austin Culture, is the theme for this year’s Austin Earth Day Festival, to be held from noon to 6 p.m., April 26, at the historic Browning Hangar at Mueller.

To celebrate Austin’s cultural diversity, t he day features a Bollywood performance, African drumming, Flamenco dancers, influential lawmakers, expert environmental speakers and an array of vendors and exhibitors. Other highlights include live music, a 3-D art mural using recycled materials, face painting in the Kids’ Zone, local magicians, food and electronics recycling.

Speakers include Austin City Council members Laura Morrison and Kathie Tovo; Bob Gedert, director of Austin Resource Recovery Department; Jim Walker, director of sustainability at University of Texas at Austin; and Pliny Fisk, co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems.

Presentations cover topics such as Take the Dive into the Dumpster: Home Sustainable Living Lab, with Professor Dumpster; Austin’s Zero Waste Future, with Austin Zero Waste Alliance; Natural Building: Playing in the Mud and other Strategies for Building a Beautiful Future, with Design Build Live; and Taking Care of (Green) Business, with a panel of Austin Green Business Leaders.

Location: 4550 Mueller Central Dr., Austin. For more information, visit EarthDayAustin.com.

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