Earth Day on the National Mall Online Event Program


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Friday, April 20 11am-5pm Eco Village 
Saturday, April 21 11am-6pm Eco Village
Sunday, April 22 11am-7pm Eco Village opens at 11am; Programming begins at Noon


-Two easily identifiable First Aid Stations will be set up on the Mall for First Aid care with licensed EMT Providers available. One Station will be located in the Eco Village.
-A lost child location station will be situated on the right side of the stage facing in from the Eco Village. A PA announcement will be made to notify parents if their children or loved ones go missing.
-Police, Security and official EDN Volunteers will be strategically placed to provide immediate assistance when needed.

  • Reverend Jesse Jackson
  • Denis Hayes – First Earth Day Organizer
  • Gerald Torres -- Board Chair, Bryant Smith Chair, University of Texas-Austin, Earth Day Network Board Member
  • Bill McKibben – Environmental Journalist – Founder of
  • Kelly Rigg – Executive Director – GCCA
  • Roger Rivera – President – National Hispanic Environmental Council
  • Rear Admiral Dennis McGuinn – President – ACORE
  • Laura Turner Siedel – Environmental Activists
  • Ovie Mughelli – NFL Football Player – Atlanta Falcons, FB
  • Jigar Shah – Carbon War Room Board Member
  • Ivonne Baki – UN Ambassador – Yasuni
  • Nancy Sutley – CEQ Chair – The Council on Environmental Quality 
  • Alex Loorz – Youth Climate Activist
  • Congressman John Dingell – US Representative (D) Michigan
  • Leilani Munter – American Race Car Driver and Environmental Activist
  • Phil Radford – Executive Director – Greenpeace
  • Susan Hatchell – CEO ASLA
  • Gene Karpinski – President – League of Conservation Voters
  • Beth Doane – Philanthropist – Founder of Rain Tees
  • Julia Marton-Lefevre – Director General – IUCN
  • Harris Sherman – Under Secretary – USDA
  • Walled Abdalati – NASA
  • Nicole Kelly-  Miss Earth USA
  • Carlie Vowell – Miss Earth TEEN USA
  • Sarah James- Gwich’in – Native American Leader
  • Mary Chee – DC government
  • Congresswoman Barbara Boxer – US Senator (D) California
  • Amy Frankel-- Regional Director – UNEP

Special apperances:

  • Captain Planet
  • Smoky Bear


Cerphe, legendary Radio Personality and host of Cerphe's Progressive Show on to co-host Earth Day on the National Mall in Washington D.C., Sunday April 22nd.    Cerphe contributes regularly to radio, TV, newspapers, books, magazines, and blogs as THE music authority.  The Washington Post called him “the voice of Washington’s rock generation” and he is featured on WETA’s frequently-aired documentary Washington In The 70’s. In 2009, Earth Day Network named him the Greenest DJ in America and appointed him to its Global Advisory Committee. This is Cerphe's 7th time hosting Earth Day on The National Mall.  


Cheap Trick --  Legendary Rock Group -- known for four decades of almost continuous touring, famous for such songs as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender,” and joining Aerosmith’s “Global Warming Tour” this summer

Dave Mason – Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Founding Member of Traffic

Ledisi -- Fresh off her European headline tour -- Her 2011 album, “Pieces of Me,” which is the highest charting album of her career, debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and was the number one R&B Album on iTunes upon release.

Kicking Daisies – Recently names as Radio Disney’s Next Big Thing

Esperanza Spaulding - Special video presentation

The Explorers Club – Reverb Nation Contest winner -- known for songs featured on TV shows such as The O.C., How I Met Your Mother , and Bored to Death

Ron Holloway – Renowned Saxophonist and Washington, DC resident -- is a recipient of 45 Washington Area Music Awards and a staple of the ensemble for the Allman Brothers Band. Holloway will be performing with independent Vermont rockers and Billboard songwriting contest winner The Chad Hollister Band.

DJ Jojoflores - One of the world's top DJ's, Jojoflores brings his smooth, soulful beats to the National Mall.

Plus… Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Clinton and many others are going to beam in to give a special message to everyone on the Mall!

Other performers include California and D.C. rock outfit The Press and teen singer-songwriter Kate Diaz.

 5-hour ENERGY® is a liquid dietary supplement that provides hours of energy and alertness. It contains a blend of B-vitamins metabolites, caffeine, and amino acids, zero sugar and four calories.   With minimal packaging and recyclable containers, 5-hour ENERGY® is committed to celebrating Earth Day every day.

Calvert Investments is a leading provider of Sustainable and Responsible Investment options for individual and institutional investors. Calvert seeks to identify companies based not only the financial performance but also through a thorough assessment of environmental, social and governance factors. Believing that companies who behave better have the potential to perform better, Calvert works towards improving corporate practices through shareholder advocacy and driving change through public policy efforts.

The Yasuni Initiative: A program of Earth Day Network

Earth Day Network has been designated as the partner of the Yasuni Project and official 501(c)3 partner for the Yasuni Initiative, which protects the species-rich western Amazonian national park from those wanting to tap into the large oil deposits discovered in the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini field (ITT field) located northeast of the Park.

Ecuador is committed to maintaining, indefinitely, the 846 million barrels of untapped oil reserves in the ITT field. The international community will participate with a financial contribution, creating a capital fund to be administered by an international trust, with the participation of the State, Ecuadorian civil society, and contributors.

To learn more about the initiative, visit:

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) works with landowners through conservation planning and assistance designed to benefit the soil, water, air, plants, and animals that result in productive lands and healthy ecosystems.

ONE’s mission is to fight extreme poverty and preventable disease in the poorest places on the planet, particularly in Africa. ONE achieves change through advocacy and public mobilization in support of the Millennium Development Goals, pressuring global leaders to adopt smart policies and invest in tested, proven solutions.

Outdoor clothing company Patagonia presents the official Earth Day on the National Mall Bike Valet produced by The Washington Area Bicyclist Association (WABA).

Patagonia believes that business can inspire solutions to the environmental crisis. What Patagonia makes and how they make it must cause the least harm to the environment. They evaluate raw materials, invest in innovative technologies, and rigorously police waste. 

WABA provides bike valet services to create a healthy, more livable region and promotes bicycling for fun, fitness, and affordable transportation. WABA advocates for better bicycling conditions and transportation choices and educates children, adults and motorists about safe bicycling.

For more information about Patagonia’s environmental initiatives, visit
For more information about WABA visit

Salsa is the integrated, online platform that empowers non-profits to achieve their missions. Organizations of all sizes can manage their supporters, communicate, fundraise, advocate, and much more. Salsa currently supports more than 2,000 non-profit groups with more than 75 million supporters, members, donors, activists, and fans around the world.

Strings of Scripture is a new presentation of 77 poetically compiled arrangements of more than 3,000 Old and New Testament verses derived from seven versions of the Bible. Strings of Scripture shines the light of truth on relevant topics such as Pollution, Peace and Love. 

Tremont Electric is a sustainable company that is dedicated to providing renewable energy to consumers around the world through the nPower® technology.

Drinking filtered water is good for you and good for the environment. Whirlpool Water Filtration is proud to partner with Earth Day Network to reduce the worldwide use of bottled water. By using two filters a year, refrigeration systems can filter the equivalent of 3,000 bottles of water annually, reducing waste and saving up to $600 a year. Stop by the Whirlpool booth for a free reusable glass of filtered water.

Come meet SolarCity, a national leader in clean energy services, where you can pledge to learn more about how saving energy can help save the Earth.

Hipcycle is dedicated to educating consumers about upcycling and diverting materials from our nation’s landfills. Hipcycle  offers beautiful and durable upcycled products like housewares, accessories and furniture.

IMAC is compelled by traditions and collective conscience to take action together on the deeply moral challenge of climate change. IMAC calls for interfaith actions to Mobilize the Earth, and to awaken our nation's elected officials-as well as all civic and business leaders and households-to the urgent need for immediate and effective action to address the climate emergency. Earth Day Network has been an endorser of this call to action since its inception.

IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find
pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environmental and developmental challenges.

Kids vs Global Warming is a non-profit organization founded and led by Alec Loorz, who is now 15 years old. Kids is committed to creating opportunities for youth to learn about the science and solutions of climate change, and then take action that will reduce dependence on fossil fuels and influence the Ruling Generation to make good decisions that impact the future.

NRDC is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 1.3 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of more than 350 lawyers, scientists and other professionals. Their dedicated staff works with businesses, elected leaders, and community groups on the biggest issues today. Priorities include: Curbing global warming and creating the clean energy future, reviving the world's oceans, defending endangered wildlife and wild places, protecting our health by preventing pollution, ensuring safe and sufficient water, and fostering sustainable communities.

Visit the NRDC online at

Forever Green By Way of Recycling is a full-service electronic equipment recycler servicing the Metropolitan Washington DC area with reciprocal recycling relationships nationwide and in Canada. Forever Green has a strict no landfill policy, and all electronics are processed or reused in the secondary market or disassembled locally. No e-scrap is exported to third world countries.

The Vegetarian Society of the District of Columbia (VSDC) educates the public on the critical connection of ecological devastation and the planetary impacts of animal agriculture along with the benefits of plant-based diets.

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Eco Village Participants

Bridgestone stands strong behind its mission:  To serve society with superior quality. Bridgestone’s environmental mission serves as a complement to this statement—Bridgestone will not just provide consumers with superior products, but will also go about business in a way that will help ensure a healthy environment for future generations to enjoy. For more information about Bridgestone’s commitment to the environment, please visit:

Co-Presenting Sponsor Best Western International is The World's Biggest Hotel Family® with more than †4,000 hotels in over †100 countries and territories. Best Western's uniqueness is found in each hotel's charm and local appeal while maintaining a commitment to quality, service and value.

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To read more about how Best Western goes green, visit:

NASA Earth System Science conducts and sponsors research on global climate and environmental change and its consequences for life on Earth. Our observations from space help to identify the sources of change in the Earth system, their magnitude and trends, and how the Earth system will change in the future 

Keep America Beautiful (KAB) combines education with hands-on stewardship to make America's communities cleaner, greener, safer, and more livable. KAB programs activate millions of volunteers each year in hands-on community improvement activities, where they learn how to take personal responsibility for improving their local community environments.

Earth Day Network campaigns, Athletes for the Earth™ and Arts for the Earth™ were launched in 2010 as part of efforts to engage art and athletic leaders and their fans into the environmental movement through education and awareness. Since its inception, both campaigns have grown to involve artists and athletes from every continent, engaging audiences globally in green living and awareness.

This 7-foot-tall sculpture depicting the mythical Green titan Atlas bearing the earth on his shoulders doubles as a recycling receptacle for aluminum cans and plastic bottles.

Earth Day Network and its partners are once again joining forces to reprise their successful civic participation work focusing on environmental issues in low-income, youth, politically lethargic communities and communities of color. Earth Day Network shares the belief that the only way to build a broader and more effective democracy is to help citizens—especially those in traditionally overlooked demographics—develop vital and long lasting skills.

SLAB Watchdog is a non-governmental organization dedicated to eliminating the environmental danger and community health issues caused by the recycling of Spent Lead Acid Batteries (SLABs)—used car batteries—in developing countries. In 2011, 754 million pounds of SLABs were sent to Mexico, a 326% increase from 2008. Join SLAB Watchdog as they educate lawmakers, industry representatives and the public about better ways to recycle SLABs.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading authority on the environment in the United Nations system.  The mission of the Regional Office for North America (RONA), which serves Canada and the United States, is to build support for UNEP’s work, promote effective responses to environmental challenges and foster cooperation on environmental issues between North America and the international community.

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) is a national veterans service organization serving the needs of all veterans throughout the nation and elsewhere. Each year VVA collects thousands of items and re-sells them, thus keeping the items out of landfills.  On Earth Day VVA would like to acknowledge its contribution to sparing the planet of unnecessary trash.