Stay tuned for news on the 2015 Earth Day Festival!

The Annual Earth Day Festival at UHM is a tradition promoting sustainability efforts on-campus and in the community to foster networking, involvement and inspiration.

We are seeking student leaders for the 2015 Earth Day Festival. All resources from the 2014 festival are available to students interested in this opportunity to gain leadership and event planning experience, and training and advising will be provided!

See the Earth Day Festival at UH Mānoa Planning Handbook here.

Thank you to all of those who made Earth Day 2014 at UHM possible & successful. We had attendance of over 1,000 students and members of the campus & the community. E-mail doorae@hawaii.edu if you would like to be a part of the 2015 planning committee.

Photos from the festival on April 24, 2014 are available at: http://ge.tt/4j5ioIg1?c

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Program (Thu, 4/24):

  • 10AM-4PM: Festival @ Sustainability Courtyard

Paul Izak

KTUH will DJ from 10-12, Jon Osorio will speak and play music @ 12pm & Paul Izak will perform from 3-4PM.

  • 4PM-6PM: Celebratory Reception @ Sustainability Courtyard

    • The Kapakahi Jug Band will play from 5-6pm
  • 6-730PM: Bill McKibben talk @ Art Auditorium (overflow in Bilger Hall 152 with live televised streaming)

Bill Mckibben

  • 730-11PM: Evening Concert with Mike Love and Sam Ites, Lucie & Matt Lynch and  Slam Poetry by Jenna Robinson @ Sustainability Courtyard

Food:

UHM food vendors Govinda’s, Da Spot, India Cafe and Honolulu Gourmet will be providing vegetarian food made of locally sourced ingredients on compostable or reusable plates and utensils. Da Spot will be offering reusable plates & utensils to all food vendors to assist with efforts to go zero-waste.

DA SPOT: regular menu + fresh falafels / avocado wraps/  fresh mushroom medley w/ Local Hamakua Mushrooms.  All vegetables will be from Aloun farms in Kunia (non-GMO vegetables).

GOVINDA’S: curry, another entree, soup, salad and fresh drinks; Local ingredients include cabbage and cilantro from Aloun Farms as well as tomatoes and cucumbers from Ho Farms. Always served with 100% compostable products.

HONOLULU GOURMET: serving vegan, local, 100% organic Life Foods Gourmet Superfoods Burgers. Life Foods will be sampling food for free, always sourced at least 50% locally from Maui farms. This will be a launch of the Life Foods Gourmet product line to be featured at Honolulu Gourmet at Paradise Palms. Served on reusable or compostable plates.

INDIA CAFE: wide variety of organic vegetarian and vegan curry meals: spicy eggplant, coconut cabbage and kale, okra curry, curried potatoes, and spinach and kale tofu korma. All meals will include fresh organic salad from Nalo Farms. Vegetables are sourced directly from Souane Farms. Served with reusable plates & WorldCentric certified compostable utensils.

From carbon offsets through tree planting to the food, the 2014 UHM Earth Day Festival will try to minimize its footprint as much as possible. Sponsors of the 2014 Earth Day Festival at UH Mānoa are: ASUH, the UHM Chancellor’s Office, SAPFB, Kokua Market, Down to Earth, Da Spot & the Hale Krishna Temple & Botanical Gardens. Earth Day occurs on April 22 every year. UH Mānoa’s Annual Earth Day Festival is the Thursday before the annual Aloha Bash closest to the 22nd.