Earth Action Day - Schedule of Events

Earth Action Day

Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 12 pm - 5pm

On location at UNC's Morehead Planetarium and Science Center

Earth Action Exhibit

Earth Action Exhibitors Court

Open 12 pm - 5 pm

50 plus local exhibitors and demonstrators will exhibit at Earth Action Day

For a list of exhibitors, see 2009 Exibitors

Environmental Resource Program - UNC Institute for the Environment

Demostrations from local students, town government, energy conservation industry leaders...and more

Live Entertainment


Enjoy, great local bands, and dancers

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Studio A Dancers - Earth Day Ballet

Studio A Dancers

The Studio A Dancers, directed by Melody Eggen, has been presenting dance theatre in Chapel Hill for twenty years. The current company of dancers ages 8-18 represents Orange, Durham and Chatham counties. The Studio A Dancers will perform their very own Earth Day Ballet, a reflection on mankind's impact on the planet.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM



Based in Chapel Hill, NC, Equinox has performed together for over ten years. Equinox is a six-piece band (vocals, guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and saxophone) producing an exciting blend of jazz and blues. Equinox has been a featured performer at Weaver Street Market, Hillsborough Jazz Festival and many UNC functions

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Award Winning - Kickin Grass Band

Kickin Grass

Contemporary Carolina Bluegrass with traditional roots

The Kickin Grass Band , have set themselves a cut above the rest with their tight vocal harmony, driving instrumentation and effusive energy on and off the stage. WKXU's Buddy Michaels calls this fast-rising bluegrass band “wonderful, original, and full of spunk” and raves, “You will love Kickin Grass!” Dave Higgs from Bluegrass Now magazine calls their traditional arrangements “killer” and “creatively arranged” and adds, “the original tunes are just stellar.” Their live shows feature an energy and stage presence that belies their young age.

The band prides itself on reaching all types of audiences, incorporating standards, rock & country classics and a number of "can't get 'em out of yer head" originals into their entertaining sets.

Earth Action Children

Earth Action Children's Activitities

Open 12 pm - 5 pm

Fun, hands on projects by Kidzu Children's Museum and the Chapel Hill Library, not to mention all organic Paint Savvy face painting

Food Court

Open 12 pm - 5 pm

Earth Action Exhibit

Enjoy, natural, local foods from sustainable savvy Evos restaurant

To download a menu see Evos Web Menu (pdf).

Earth Day Feature Film - 7 p.m.

Morehead Planetarium's Digital Theater

AV Geeks screening of "The Last Time We Were Green"

Hosted by UNC's Institute for the Environment

Green Transportation Zone

Open 12 pm - 5 pm

Enjoy learning more about Chapel Hill transits hybrid busses, Piedmont Bio Fuels, and other green travel

For ALL Chapel Hill events scheduled for the week of Earth Day, see Chapel Hill Earth Week

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