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Earth Day Celebration! This one's for the kids! The Future!

  • Apr 19, 2008 · 10:00 AM
  • Earth Day Celebration

April 19th, 10am-4pm

VegSarasota proudly supports New Gate School and Sarasota's biggest Earth Day yet!

Join us in raising our tent of awareness about vegetarianism and Earth stewardship. Come to learn, play and be inspired with more than 40 other green vendors, speakers, live music and more on the school?s 100 acre campus. All ages are invited to share in the fun, healthy food and festivities. An all day interactive stage welcomes music by Radio Free Carmella and the Transmitters and Not Tuna, play a game of Green Jeopardy, win free cool green raffle prizes every hour, take a nature trail tour, paint a rain barrel, design an earth flag, build a bird house, get your face painted, get to know new people and celebrate Earth Day in a great way.

Take a tour on Bernard The Bus, Sarasota?s own veggie fueled, eco education, green school bus, http://www.bernardthe... learn how to sprout, get info about your local organic farms, check out electric and hybrid cars, or just kick back and fly a kite. Bring your old cell phones and ink cartridges for the New Gate fundraising and recycling drive. Everyone will take home some new seeds to grow and share in their personal garden of sustainability. This is the most important opportunity all year to honor and connect with the ambassadors of the world, children! As environmental awareness grows worldwide, more and more communities are learning how to grow green. New Gate school takes the lead in Sarasota and steps up to offer this celebration as a connection for stewardship and responsibility, green business networking and to be a model learning institution for teaching youth about the importance of being green. The event is 10am-4pm. Set up is at 8am. Take advantage of this opportunity to get active and involved as a VegSarasota GreenTeam member and volunteer to help share some green love at Earth Day in your community! Lots of exciting positions at this and other VegSarasota community events! Get involved today! Contact Outreach Coordinator, Lisa Wilson at [masked] or[masked] for more info.



10:00 am: Welcome and Presentation Robyn Cain, Head of Animal Department, Jungle Gardens

10:30 am: *Presentation - Mark Burrows, Wildlife Specialist, Crowley Nature Center

11:00 am: Music ? Not Tuna (first set)

11:45 am: *Guest Speakers Gabe Hament & Theo Breen, PineView H.S. / Universal Environmental Strategies

12:00 pm: Music Not Tuna (second set)

12:45 pm: *Guest Speaker Mary Ann Bowie, Green World Marketplace

1:00 pm: *Guest Speaker Sandy Ramsey, Artisans Marketplace

1:15 pm: *Presentation Betty Alpaugh, Educational Specialist, Florida House

1:45 pm: *Guest Speaker Andrew Tanner, Eco-Technology

2:00 pm: Music Radio-Free Carmela & the Transmitters (first set)

2:45 pm: *Guest Speaker Michael Locklear, Sarasota Farms

3:00 pm: *Guest Speaker Donna Washko, Rainforest Educator

3:15 pm: Music Radio-Free Carmela & the Transmitters (second set)

4:00 pm: (Dill Ward -Veg. Sarasota)/ Wrap-Up


New Gate School is an independent, college preparatory school located in Sarasota, Florida, serving 250 boys and girls, young men and women from 18 months to 18 years. Our curriculum is delivered in alignment with the principles of Maria Montessori?s educational philosophy. We are a non-sectarian, international community with families and faculty from over 25 countries.

Understanding and respect for the individual, for the earth and for the human creative learning potential are New Gate School's core values. For 2008, one of our foremost thoughts must surely be how to protect the planet we have inherited and ensure its continued existence.

With these thoughts in mind, New Gate School is holding its first annual Earth Day Celebration this April 19, 2008. In the Montessori tradition, New Gate School is committed to the respect of self, others and the earth. We intend to inform and encourage our students, families and friends on how we can all protect and improve the planet for all its inhabitants.

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    A former member

    A fun day in the sun, although I wish more people would've attended. Perhaps more pre-advertising would have drawn more people to the event.

    April 21, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great. Simple but good. It would have benefitted me if some had made a note that the location was about 4 miles from the Interstate. The Computer said it was only one mile from the Interstate.

    I am amazed at what Dill is doing to spread her message.
    Thanks Dill

    April 19, 2008

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm really close by if you need help. I'm just off of Bliss Rd. My mom used to work at New Gate :)

    April 5, 2008

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