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UCSC "SlugStock" Campus Earth Festival

The Campus Earth Festival will take place on Saturday, April 24, at 12:00 PM at UCSC's College 8 Plaza. The Festival is a combination of a bonanza music festival, a celebration of the local environmental movement, and an opportunity for the entire community to unite toward the wider purpose of sustainability.

The UCSC Student Environmental Center (SEC) is partnering with College 8 to coordinate the largest Earth Day celebration in campus history (2002 Festival). The "SlugStock" Campus Earth Festival, organized in the spirit of community, will feature the live music of five accomplished bands, who will join students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in celebration of the university's pioneering sustainability movement.

RadioActive from Spearhead, one of the Bay Area's most popular and socially-conscious musical powerhouses, headlines a diverse line-up of popular artists. Also performing will be San Francisco-based indie pop rockers the Botticellis, Latin hip-hop troupe East L.A. Sabor Factory, Santa Cruz psychedelic rock group illumination, and UCSC "homegrown" Still Searchin'.

Keynote speaker Ocean Robbins, a Santa Cruz native and internationally acclaimed environmental activist, will deliver an address titled "When Hope Takes a Stand," a clarion call to people both young and old to embrace their particular vision for a better world.
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The UCSC Student Environmental Center (SEC) is partnering with College 8 to coordinate the largest Earth Day celebration in campus history. The "SlugStock" Campus Earth Festival, organized in the spirit of community, will feature the live music of five accomplished bands, who will join students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members in celebration of the university's pioneering sustainability movement.

Radio Active from Spearhead, one of the Bay Area's most popular and socially-conscious musical powerhouses, headlines a diverse line-up of popular artists. Also performing will be San Francisco-based indie pop rockers the Botticellis, Latin hip-hop troupe East L.A. Sabor Factory, Santa Cruz psychedelic rock group illumination, and UCSC "homegrown" Still Searchin'.

Keynote speaker Ocean Robbins, a Santa Cruz native and internationally acclaimed environmental activist, will deliver an address titled "When Hope Takes a Stand," a clarion call to people both young and old to embrace their particular vision for a better world. Robbins, son of international best-selling author John Robbins, has been recognized by the Utne Reader as one of 30 "Young Visionaries" under 30 and by Time and Audubon magazines as among the heroes of the new millennium.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in workshops on solar energy, transforming garbage into creative pieces of art, and organic seed sprouting, as well as a youth empowerment workshop led by Robbins. In addition to a wide variety of informational booths showcasing campus and community organizations, organic food vendors and fair-trade representatives will be featuring handcrafted and environmentally conscious goods.

A drawing will be held for fabulous prizes donated by local businesses.

Free admission to the 2004 Campus Earth Festival is made possible by the UCSC Campus Sustainability Council, dedicated to improving the ecological, economic, and social policies at the university and its relation to the community at large, as well as by the Bay Tree Bookstore, which has taken environmentally responsible steps by providing 'green' options such as organic clothing and recycled paper.

Founded in the summer of 2001, the SEC's mission is to promote student involvement and collaboration with the University to find ways to implement environmentally sound practices on campus.

For more information, visit: www.ucscsec.org or contact: EarthFestival2004 (at) yahoo.com.
 
 


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