Central Florida Earth Day has a variety of activities and information for everyone! Music, speakers, massage, kid's activities, and more will all be available to let you know what you can do to help the planet and have fun doing it.
Many fun and educational activities are happening throughout the day at Central Florida Earth Day! Come out for the whole day and take in as much as you can. The title of each area is a link to the page with more information. Schedule is subject to change, so please check back often.
Endangered Species Parade/Workshops (sponsored by Ibex Puppetry)
11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. Parades
10:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m. Workshops
Join IBEX Puppetry for an Endangered Species Parade and Musical Garden experience at Central Florida Earth Day! We will be debuting our new friend, the sea turtle, during our three scheduled puppet parades. You can visit our Musical Garden to learn the rhythms and dances of the Earth, create your own amazing minimal-waste origami puppets with our crafters, and learn about the creatures and elements we share our planet with from our educational partners.
Nature Walk (presented by Orange Audubon Society)
12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Join Orange Audubon Society bird experts in a walk along the Lake Eola shore. Ask your questions about the swans and native birds of this popular Central Florida lake. Children are welcome. Meet at the Orange Audubon Society tent in the Environmental Education section.
Speaker Panels (sponsored by the Orlando Sentinel)
11:00 a.m. Building a Local Food Network
Malory Foster, The Food Forest at Beautiful Bamboo Farm
Julie Norris, Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Jim Thomas, Eat Local First Orlando
12:00 p.m. Youth Involvement
Rachel Armstrong, Apopka High School's The Insight
Susan Hargreaves, Humane Educators Reaching Out/Kids Help Animals
Arielle Howk, Animal Hero Kids
1:00 p.m. Health and Wellness
Samadhi Artemisa, In Joy Healthcare
Dominick D'Anna, Simply Well
Diana Ewald, Aromatherapy Living
2:00 p.m. Sustainable Government Practices
Jane Gregory, Orange County Environmental Protection Division
Jon Ippel, City of Orlando--Greenworks
3:00 p.m. Our Energy Future
Bill Ferree, WattNext
Natalia Paredes, OUC The Reliable One
Diana Schultz, Green and Healthy Homes
4:00 p.m. Edible Landscaping
Tommy Bunch, Simple Living Institute
Peggy Early, Sunset Hydro Gardens
Peggy Lantz, Florida Master Naturalist
5:00 p.m. Water Conservation
Bill Belleville, Equinox Documentaries
Lee Constantine, Seminole County Commissioner
Bill Graf, South Florida Water Management District
Acoustic Music Stage (Sponsored by Ourlando Music Alliance and presented by Rahoe Productions & Representation)
11:00 a.m. Mike Griffin "Folk-rock with A homegrown feel"
12.00 p.m. Freethought M.C. "Humanist hip hop/neo soul/freethought rap (clean)"
1:00 p.m. Anthony Rouhana "Contemporary folk"
2:00 p.m. Scott Forbes "Indie rock story teller with an acoustic guitar"
3:00 p.m. John David Williams "Folk-rock singer/songwriter wielding a voice of gold"
4:00 p.m. BellaSutra "Blissful, sacred, soulful, stripped down gyspy music"
5:00 p.m. Afeefa & the boy "Indie/folk four piece band with feminine magic"
Band Music Stage (Sponsored by Ourlando Music Alliance and presented by Chris Baranyi)
11:00 a.m. The Dealers "High energy rock and roll!"
12:00 p.m. Sol Y Mar "Contemporary jazz, fusion with a Latin twist"
1:00 p.m. The Rads "Alternative rock"
2:00 p.m. Hotel Hurry "Rock & roll & violin"
3:00 p.m. Claire and The Potatoes "Sugary retro pop songs with boy/girl harmonies"
4:00 p.m. Gabriela "Soulful & jazzy, latin acoustic funk"
5:00 p.m. Cherri Ryno "Powerful rock and roll with a classic vibe"
Earth Kids Zone (Presented by HippoMotion)
11:00 a.m. Teens Go Green Global Eco Friendly fashion show, followed by a Project Runway style contest where teams of "designers" will have 30 minutes to design and complete a unique look out of up-cycled materials that will be judged on the main stage
12:00 p.m. Kaitlyn Huber (UCF art student) will be leading a demonstration on how to make Eco friendly paint. Then we will paint our cardboard box barrier
1:00 p.m. Karate Demo lead by Extreme Youth Sports of Lake Mary
2:00 p.m. Adam Rutstein will do a reading of his new book My Planet is Purple followed by a Q and A about the importance of preserving our environment
3:00 p.m. Baby and me music and dance class led by Jenna Huber of HippoMotion. (recommended for ages 6 months to 5 years). Following the class Jennifer from BeeBabyWise will lead a Infant CPR Demo.
4:00 p.m. The Outer Tunes will perform some amazing music
5:00 p.m. Michelle will teach a ZumbAtomic class (Kid's Zumba)
Food Preparation Demonstrations (Sponsored by Vegetarians of Central Florida)
11:00 a.m. Chef Kathryn van Zwieten, Healing Harvest "Home Grown Raw Creations--from Seed to Table"
12:00 p.m. Chef Olive Mackey, Central Florida Raw Food Connection "Seasonally Eating Raw!"
1:00 p.m. Chef Vicki Chelf, Vicki's Vegan Kitchen "Healthy and Delicious Vegan Meals"
2:00 p.m. Chef Ellen Jaffe Jones, VegCoach.com "Vegan Proteins to Power an Athlete on $4/Day"
3:00 p.m. Chef Gisele Sood, You Can Be Happy "Morph One Meal Into Many Clean/Wholesome Dishes"
4:00 p.m. Chef Gretchen Goel, Total Wellness Mentor "Green Smoothies for Kids"
5:00 p.m. Chef Nancy Stein, Whole Foods 4 Healthy Living "How to Begin a Plant-Based Diet"