The 15th Annual Topanga Earth Day
April 19th & 20th, 2014
at the Old Canyon Ranch
A Benefit for:
Name: Sea Sheperd A non-profit, marine conservation organization based in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island, Washington in the United States. The group uses direct action tactics to protect marine life. The organization was founded in 1977 under the name Earth Force Society by Paul Watson, a former member of Greenpeace.
Name: Marine Animal Rescue “Today, the Whale Rescue Team is Marine Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal advocacy organization. MAR specialists are on the beaches of Los Angeles every day, rain or shine, responding to calls from citizens and agencies throughout LA County. Wallerstein has personally conducted over 4,000 marine mammal and bird rescues in Southern California. The stranded or injured animals he’s encountered range from whales entangled in gill netting, sea lions suffering from domoic acid poisoning, stranded dolphins, emaciated sea lions, elephant and harbor seals, to risky rescues performed on jetties and within flood control channels. Marine Animal Rescue is Peter Wallerstein’s vision, and its mission wholly aligns with the respect for free living beings.”
Authentic musical performances, guest speakers, ecological artists, innovative environmental demonstrations, non-profit organizations, biodegradable & sustainable solutions, products and services, alternative energy, healing arts, Conscious feature films & documentaries expo, living by example workshops, organic food & beverages, a free bio-diesel shuttle, composting, water conservation, and native planting for all ages and all cultures
The Proceeds & Our Commitment continue to promote respect, kindness, and harmony for our environment, cultural, and humanitarian projects for local and worldwide communities. 60% of the proceeds are donated to environmental awareness, preservation, and survival programs.
Recycling and Biodegradable Composting in collaboration with Universal Waste, and local volunteers dedicated to creating a successful 90% waste free event. All Vendors use biodegradable cups, spoons, forks, knives, garbage bags, napkins, & plates that are made from sugar cane, banana leaf, and corn. In 2011 we successfully sorted through all recycling & trash, with a result of 1.5 tons of compost, 2 tons of recycling and 16 bags of 64gallon size trash. The final result was 16 bags of garbage at the end of a two-day festival.
According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, up to 90% of youth experience overwhelming events such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, neglect or anything that can create psychological and physiological trauma which results in long-term complex symptoms. Children who experience severe emotional distress or adverse childhood experiences before eighteen years of age have an increased chance of becoming adults that are more likely to be exposed to ongoing violence, sexual assault, substance use, incarceration, and dependence on government programs. The inability to address these issues and effectively steward our youth, leaves future generations with an escalating number of traumatized individuals living in fear and separation.
THANK YOUUU To my guest, Executive Director of TC Nadine Heimann!!