The Earth Day Celebration
This year’s Earth Day celebration will feature:
100+ sustainable businesses and organizations,
2 stages of live music & entertainment,
Kids’ Village & Procession of the Species parade,
The Soapbox Speakers’ Stage,
Health and Wellness Village,
Better Transportation Fair,
Full effort to recycle all materials and
Volunteer opportunities in the Kenton Neighborhood through Earth Day clean-up projects!
The 2014 theme is “Reverse Migration“.
Earth Day is mostly planned, designed, organized, built and run by volunteers and on a minimal budget. At this point, a coordinator is paid to organize the event and as we grow, we hope to add more paid positions to our team.
The Earth Day Celebration brings over 4,000 people to a different community in Portland every year for what is probably the country’s largest community-organized, non-TNC (trans-national corporation) sponsored Earth Day Celebration.
Coalition, LLC. The Portland Earth Day Coalition is a collection of individuals, organizations, businesses and neighborhood associations that hosts the event. We value and respect the partnerships formed by bringing people together to create a mindful Earth Day celebration in a neighborhood each year. (This is the celebration formerly organized by The City Repair Project)
Each year since 1999, Portland’s largest community-based event to promote awareness of environmental issues has been organized by The City Repair Project. In 2013, due to lack of volunteer support, this Earth Day celebration did not happen in Portland. A new organization coordinated by Bob New has taken the reins to ride this wild horse in 2014 and beyond… The City Repair Project is honored to share this framework for running a large, non-corporate, ecologically sustainable event with other organizations and businesses in Portland and beyond.
The Earth Day Celebration represents the monumental ideal of public spaces becoming community places for people to gather for learning, working and most of all, fun!