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April 23, 2011 Sacramento Earth Day Celebration

Nonprofit Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) is organizing their 6th annual Earth Day celebration between 12:30 - 5:30 PM on a beautiful Saturday in Southside Park - Free Admission

Sacramento, CA, April 21, 2011 --( Sacramento Earth Day 2011: Act Locally, Live Sustainably.

The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) is causing an Earth Day celebration this year at Southside Park in downtown Sacramento. On April 23, 2011 ECOS along with other sponsors will be presenting a day filled with fun and learning. There will be live bands and Free Admission.

2011 Sacramento Earth Day will be celebrated on Saturday, April 23th, between 12:30 and 5:30 PM at Southside Park, 2115 6th Street (T Street between 6th and 8th) in downtown Sacramento. Organizers of the event, led by ECOS, have been presenting Sacramento Earth Day celebrations since 2006. Earth Day is a day of education, celebration and action for the world in which we live.

The celebration provides examples for people and businesses how simple lifestyle changes can make a difference is living sustainably in harmony with the Earth. The celebration will feature sustainable living demonstrations, information tables, healthy food vendors and energy efficient give outs. Additional highlights of the day will include a performance by Crane Culture Theater, live bands playing throughout the day, environmental displays, live animals, interactive and educational booths by local environmental non-profit and small business groups, a free yoga class and an interactive program by Radio Disney for children and teens.

Sponsors for the event include Sacramento County Environmental Management Department Storm Water Quality Program, Sacramento News and Review, Sacramento Natural Foods Coop, Sacramento Municipal Utiltiy District (SMUD), SEIU Local 1000, REC Solar, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality District, Andy Sawyer and Carol Bingham, Breathe California Emigrant Trails, City Councilman Rob Fong, Regional Transit, City Councilman Steve Cohn, Dave and Maxine Clark, Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, Graham Brownstein and Dana Gray, Green Solutions, Waste Management, City Councilwoman Bonnie Pannell, Earl Withycombe and Andrea Rosen, Avalon Hearing Aid Centers, County Supervisor Phil Serna, Natomas Citizens for Flood Safety and Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA).

"Sacramento Earth Day is an amazing demonstration of how the everyday decisions we make in life affect our environment," explains ECOS Board President Jon Ellison. "It is a chance to better understand the issues affecting our region while taking direct action to be part of the solution. It’s the most fun you can have saving the planet!" For more information, please visit or call Jon at 916-880-0202 or Earth Day Committee Chair Don Knutson at 916- 501-4729. For last minute information on getting an Earth Day booth contact Earl Withycombe at 916-505-3489 and to volunteer contact Brandon Rose at 916-844-5510.

Participants are encouraged to come via public transit, on foot or bicycle. There will be a free bicycle valet sponsored by SABA. People are encouraged to bring reusable plates, bowls, utensils and drinking receptacles from home in a cloth bag to enjoy the healthy food from vendors in so their event will be as sustainable as possible.

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Jon Ellison

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