April 19, 2009
Green Apple Festival (GAF), now in its fourth year, is America’s largest Earth Day event and the largest environmental event in the US at any time of year. Green Apple Festival is produced in partnership with EarthDay Network, the nonprofit organization started by the original founders of Earth Day, and with The Climate Group/Together, an international coalition of governments and businesses committed to tackling climate change.
In 2009, in keeping with the challenges of our time, Green Apple Festival will present one major event in Washington, DC and shift its main focus in other cities from Festivals to large-scale Volunteer Action Projects on Earth Day weekend across the US. Meaningful actions give back to communities, restore and renew the Earth and rebuild confidence in a healthy economic future. People of all ages want to be involved and to help.
GAF will take place in New York City, Boston, Washington DC, Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle: April 17-19, 2009.
GAF includes four components:
* A large-scale free Earth Day Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC on Sunday, April 19, 2009
* Volunteer actions by tens of thousands of participants in ten cities, April 17-19 2009, making Earth Day a time of meaningful change
* Music concerts for volunteers at popular music venues in ten cities on April 19, 2009
* Extensive media coverage-print, web, radio and TV-plus nationwide branding and PR, documenting and celebrating this movement and encouraging others to take action
For more information, visit Green Apple Festival 2009.