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Green Apple Festival for Earth Day 2008

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Anyone fancy a FREE festival? This year, to celebrate Earth Day 2008, The Green Apple Festival, in association with Earth Day Network and Chase, will host a weekend of free public events in eight major cities across America.

Party organisers expect 500,000 people to attend the all-inclusive, interactive public events to make it the largest Earth Day celebrations since the not-for-profit organization was created.

The Earth Day Network aims to be a driving force steering environmental awareness around the world through education, politics, events, and consumer activism. Their mission is “to grow and diversify the environmental movement worldwide, and to mobilize it as the most effective vehicle for promoting a healthy, sustainable planet.”

“Our events are about highlighting solutions to help overcome the significant environmental challenges we face today,” said Peter Shapiro, Founder & Executive Producer of Green Apple Festival and producer of the new U2 3D film. “By bringing together live music, education, and a wide range of non-profit organizations in America’s most prominent parks, we hope to draw significant attention to the most important issue of our time.”

“This Earth Day, it’s time to change the forecast for global warming,” said Kathleen Rogers, President of Earth Day Network. “Climate change must rise to the top of the national agenda this election year. On April 20th, Americans will be hearing our global warming message and we will be mobilizing support for solutions.”

Last year, Green Apple Festival – billed as the largest carbon-neutral event of its kind – hosted three parties in New York, Chicago and San Francisco featuring artists Bob Weir & Ratdog, the Decemberists, Taylor Hicks, Stephen Marley and the Kaiser Chiefs, to name a few. The bill for 2008 has not yet been finalized but is set to be big. Will this be the year you go green?

Green Apple Festival Sites, 2008:

  • Central Park, New York City
  • The National Mall, Washington DC
  • Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago IL
  • Bicentennial Park, Miami FL
  • City Park, Denver CO
  • Fair Park, Dallas TX
  • Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA
  • Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles CA