The city of Milwaukee's Office of Environmental Sustainability and Rock the Green will host the second annual Milwaukee’s Earth Day Celebration on Friday, April 19. Mayor Tom Barrett, Alderman Robert Bauman, Matt Howard of the Office of Environmental Sustainability, and Lindsay Stevens Gardner of Rock the Green will be on-site at the second annual event to deliver announcements about the city of Milwaukee’s local environmental plans for 2013 and beyond.
The event will incorporate on-site near-zero waste efforts similar to those implemented at Rock the Green’s festival at Veterans Park. A bicycle pedal-powered stage from Power by the People will feature live music from the Ethan Keller Group. The stage will be powered by The Bella Donnas, an all-female cycling team, and the City Hallers, a team comprised of City Hall employees. Other eco-friendly efforts on-site will include waste reclamation stations provided by Waste Management, as well as local, sustainable and organic food options from Globaco, Hardwood Café, Gouda Girls, Pita Brothers and Jeppa Joe’s, served on compostable serving ware and napkins.
Milwaukee’s Earth Day Celebration will also provide opportunities for attendees to learn about the missions of Rock the Green, the Office of Environmental Sustainability and other local organizations that support a similar cause. On-site eco-educational booths will feature event sponsors and organizations that include Waste Management, Milwaukee Shines, Me2, DPW/Milwaukee Recycles, Rock the Green, Midwest BikeShare, WUWM, Natural Awakenings, the Department of Public Works and more. Additional sponsors of the Earth Day Celebration are 10over12, Branigan Communications and 88Nine RadioMilwaukee.