In honor of the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, Sustainable Tompkins will again host the Earth Day Ithaca celebration on Sunday, April 19, from Noon to 8PM, bringing the community together for a day of celebration, eco-activism, and entertainment. This year the event is co-sponsored by a Tompkins County Community Celebrations Grant and GreenStar Cooperative Market, and will be held at The Space (at GreenStar,) featuring local inspirational speakers, entertainers, musicians, poets, earth-friendly exhibitors, and more. The program has been expanded to include an open mike Earth Jam/Poetry Slam, with the voices of today’s poets, rappers, and small music acts to perform 10-minute sets. Folks interested in tabling or volunteering, please contact Joey Diana Gates at or call (607) 644-5525.  Schedule of events below: 

Stage Line-Up

Earth Day Ithaca 2015

12:00 Opening Ceremony with Travis Knapp

12:05 Elected Official (Myr. Myrick to be confirmed)

12:15-12:45 Travis Knapp continues

12:45 – 1:00 People’s Choice ‘Signs of Sustainability’ for an Individual

1:00 – 1:30 Music and Motion Children’s Music

1:30 – 145 People’s Choice ‘Signs of Sustainability’ for a Business

1:45 – 2:30 Angie Beeler and Leon Arguello

2:30 – 3:00 Mark Dunlea, Green Education and Legal Fund

3:00 – 3:15 People’s Choice ‘Signs of Sustainability’ for a Youth

3:15 – 4:00 Rena Guinn and Friends

4:00 – 4:15 People’s Choice ‘Signs of Sustainability’ for an Organization

4:15 – 5:00 Eric Banford and EcoArise!

5:00 – 5:45 One Heart Community Drum Circle


Earth Jam Poetry Slam with MC Errth Boy

6:00 Melissa Tuckey

6:15 Sasha Paris

6:30 Poco Bowers and the Young Voices

6:45 Jonathan Hausrath

7:00 Remstar

7:15 Cosmic Theo

7:30 Greensprings Natural Cemetery Represents

7:45 Rudy Nuῆez