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OK EARTH DAY CELEBRATION

Thursday, April 18, 2024 - Sunday, April 21, 2024


Tulsa Arts District

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Tulsa

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OK

Oklahoma’s most ambitious Earth Day event features environmental speakers, Electric Vehicles, environmental & community & crafts booths, music & art, traditional Indigenous cuisine, a sustainable wine tasting, circus arts, tons of family & kids activities, and more. The event takes place at Guthrie Green, an internationally recognized urban park utilizing geothermal wells and solar panels; with satellite activities in the Arts District & Circle Cinema. Earth Day is the most widely recognized annual environmental event in the world, demonstrating support for environmental protection. The first Earth Day took place in 1970. Today more than 190 countries participate.

PERFORMERS include RED DIRT RANGERS, KEN POMEROY BAND (Cherokee), MOTHER EARTH STRING BAND CHOIR, WHEAT PENNY, INSPYRAL CIRCUS & more TBA.

SPEAKERS include activist & actor CASEY CAMP-HORINEK (Ponca), chef NICO ALBERT WILLIAMS (Cherokee) of Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen, environmental journalist MOLLY BULLOCK, environmental justice advocate REVEREND GERALD DAVIS, OK Sierra Club Director KARA JOY McKEE & more TBA. SCOTT GREGORY of Public Radio Tulsa is our fantastic emcee.

SUSTAINABLE CUISINE by Comida Sol y Vida & Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen.

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2024 SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 18 – Ticketed @ LowDown (108 N. Detroit, Tulsa)
7:00-10:00
– Organic wine tasting, followed by “4 Native Women” song swap in their Native tongues. With traditional, sustainable Native cuisine samples by Chef NICO ALBERT WILLIAMS of Burning Cedar Sovereign Wellness. STAY TUNED…

Friday, April 19 – Ticketed @ Tulsa Farm Lab (330 W. 41st St. N., Tulsa)
6:30-8:30
– Farm-to-fire locally sourced dinner. STAY TUNED…

Saturday, April 20 – FREE @ Guthrie Green (111 E. Reconciliation Way, Tulsa)
ALL DAY
 – Community, educational & crafts booths, Electric Vehicle displays, kids & family arts activities, face painting, INSPYRAL CIRCUS, free Native cuisine samples all day by Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen, live environmental art.
3:00-4:00 – BRING THE KIDS! DRUM CIRCLE land acknowledgement, Children’s Museum Discovery Lab, kids arts & crafts, Tulsa Library fun with seeds, face painting, chalk art, circus fun & more.
4:00-5:00 – Speaker: Chef NICO ALBERT WILLIAMS (Cherokee) of Burning Cedar Sovereign Kitchen on sustainable, traditional Native-based foods. Music by WHEAT PENNY.
5:00-6:00 -Speakers: OK Sierra Club Director KARA JOY McKEE on renewables & REVEREND GERALD DAVIS on climate change & environmental justice in Oklahoma. Music by KEN POMEROY BAND (Cherokee).
6:00-7:00 – Speaker: Environmental journalist MOLLY BULLOCK on Arkansas River issues. Music by KEN POMEROY BAND (Cherokee).
7:00-8:30 – Speaker: Activist-actor CASEY CAMP HORINEK (Ponca) on rights of nature. Music by RED DIRT RANGERS.

Sunday, April 21 – FREE @ Circle Cinema (10 S. Lewis Ave., Tulsa)
2:00-3:00
– Reception with refreshments, beer & wine bar, and music.
3:00-5:15 – Dark Waters (acclaimed feature film on corporate pollution starring Mark Ruffalo) followed by panel on Oklahoma water issues.

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BIG THANKS TO THESE SUPPORTERS – George Kaiser Family Foundation, OK Sierra Club, Tulsa People, Public Radio Tulsa, Provisions Fine Beverage Purveyors, LowDown, Chimera & Guthrie Green.

OK EARTH COALITION is comprised of many OK environmental & cultural organizations, including Green Country Sierra Club, Carrie Dickerson Foundation, Tulsa Area Arkansas River Advocates, Tulsa Ready for 100 & OK Roots Music.

COMMUNITY & ENVIRONMENTAL COLLABORATORS & EXHIBITORSRG Foods, Tulsa Area Arkansas River Advocates, Carrie Dickerson Foundation, Burning Cedar Sovereign Wellness, Renewables by Anderson, Sustain Group E-Recycling, Electric Vehicle Coalition, Tulsa Ready for 100, Green Country Sierra Club, Tulsa Public Library, Okies for Monarchs, Oklahoma Renewable Energy Educational Program, George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, Blue Tulsa Area Arkansas River Advocates, Typros/918 Vote, Tulsa Peace Fellowship, LEAD Agency, Metropolitan Environmental Trust, Lifeshare & more…

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General inquiries: Michael Koster, ThirstyEarFest@gmail.com

Vendor & booth inquiries: Okcate Smith McCommas, okcate.e.smith@gmail.com

 

Details

Start:
Thursday, April 18, 2024
End:
Sunday, April 21, 2024
Cost:
FREE

Venue

Tulsa Arts District
Tulsa, OK 74103 United States + Google Map