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Earth Day 2007: Planting Seeds of Community at Woodlawn Park

The City Repair Project and the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association announce the 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Woodlawn Park in NE Portland on April 21, 2007. Each year, the Earth Day Coalition promotes awareness of environmental issues through the sponsorships of local and sustainable organizations and businesses from the Portland metro area. ( http://cityrepair.org/wiki.php/projects/earthday)
The City Repair Project and the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association announce the 8th Annual Earth Day Celebration at Woodlawn Park in NE Portland on April 21, 2007. Each year, the Earth Day Coalition promotes awareness of environmental issues through the sponsorships of local and sustainable organizations and businesses from the Portland metro area.

The 2007 Earth Day Coalition (a collection of individuals, organizations and businesses) chose this year's Earth Day theme, Planting Seeds of Community, to focus on the role of Woodlawn neighbors in helping to reconnect our community roots to the Earth and to each other. The City Repair Project has been working with the Woodlawn Neighborhood Association this past year to create a community-based Earth Day Coalition for this beloved celebration in the spring of 2007.

The 2007 Earth Day Celebration: Planting Seeds of Community will feature:
150 sustainable businesses and organizations,
Kid's Village organized by students at the Woodlawn School
3 stages of live music and entertainment,
Health and Wellness Village,
Better Transportation Fair,
Woodlawn Community Garden workshops and volunteer opportunities,
Full effort to recycle all materials,
Bicycle rides to the celebration from starting points all around the city, and
Volunteer opportunities to clean-up graffiti and trash in the Woodlawn Neighborhood.

Partnerships to organize the Earth Day Celebration include: Woodlawn Neighborhood Assoc., City of Portland, "I Have a Dream" Foundation-Oregon, Ethos, Inc., Lotus Seed School of Yoga, SHIFT, Recycling Advocates and Community Exchange Cycle Touring Club and Bike School. Sponsors supporting the celebration include Proper Eats Market and Cafe, KBOO and Energy Trust of Oregon, Inc.

The 2007 Earth Day Celebration at Woodlawn Park needs funding to accomplish our plans that we have been working on this past year. We have been blessed to have many volunteers and supporting organizations, but not much in the way of financial support...yet.

Please email me if you can donate or can help with connecting to people or businesses who are able to give donations to Earth Day. Our sponsorship information and guidelines are on the website:  http://cityrepair.org/wiki.php/projects/earthday/sponsorship. Mail all checks to City Repair, P.O. Box 42615, Portland, OR 97242. We are looking for raffle prizes to help raise money on the day of the celebration.

The Booth Registration deadline has also been extended to March 21 to meet our goal of $5,000 which makes up half of our budget. If you have not mailed in your registration, please do so today!

The City Repair Project, a non-profit grassroots organization, helps people reclaim their urban spaces to create community-oriented places. This event is entirely planned, designed, organized, built and run by volunteers, and on a minimal budget. We are honored to share this framework for running a large, ecologically-sustainable community event supported entirely by local businesses and organizations.

Please help us keep this event community-supported by volunteering or donating. For additional information on volunteering, please contact Bridget B. Sullivan at  bbsaries@hotmail.com. For more information about the Earth Day Celebration, please see our web page ( http://cityrepair.org/wiki.php/projects/earthday) or contact Bob New at earthday [at] cityrepair [dot] org.

homepage: homepage: http://cityrepair.org/wiki.php/projects/earthday