Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Celebrate Earth Day Jam 2017 at Rizal Park this April 28



The annual Earth Day Jam celebration is planned for Friday in Rizal Park. Spend an evening in Manila's biggest park for this annual concert and kid- friendly festival.

The longest-running FREE environmental concert tribute in the country includes participation by music talents,  local policymakers, environment and development NGOs, industry executives and others.




A roster of talented and famous musicians unite once more for a noble cause — to help spread the awareness about the current status of the environment through the power of music.

There will be live  performances from   the country’s popular and alternative bands and artists like:

Abra
Autotelic
Brat Pack
 Brownman Revival
Chicosci
Gloc9
Gracenote
Imago
Kitchie Nadal
Lou Bonnevie
Mayonnaise
Moonstar88
Nina
Noel Cabangon
Philia
Rouge
Slapshock, and many more!

This year, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources will co-host the celebration and include teach-ins on environmental and climate change literacy. The music sets will be complemented with messages from various experts on environmental issues and prominent government officials headed by DENR Secretary Gina Lopez.

Aside from a party filled with meaningful music, participants can expect   engaging activities  such as a whole day exhibit co-presented by DENR with Peace and Equity Foundation, Bauman Electric Vehicles and Earthday Network Philippines.

DENR’s Environmental Management Bureau has also organized a kite making and kite flying activity with various workshops starting 3 PM. Afternoon Art Sessions in various medium will be supported by A-Plus Paints and moderated by renowned sculptor Agnes Arellano and performance artist Billy Bonnevie.

National Parks Development Committee, the events’ leading partners will be giving free historical tour from 3 to 5PM on that day. There will be a lights and sound presentation about the country’s National Hero Jose Rizal at 3-5 PM. Film showing will take place at the main stage starting 4 pm with concert starting at 6 PM.



“Many of our young people today have not been to Rizal Park. Earthday Jam 2017 will give them this opportunity to discover the 8th most beautiful park in the world ! With all these great OPM talents performing in such a beautiful and historical place—this jam will definitely be memorable for everyone who will come. On April 28, we will again shout to world and indicate our commitment to help in preserving the environment and keeping our country a nice place to live in,” enthuses Lou Bonnevie, founder of Earthday Jam and president of Earthday Jam Foundation.

“We are introducing and experimenting new things this year. With the help of the National Waste Management Bureau, we have included special interactive waste management segments in the show. We are also on our third year in giving the 'Gaia Awards' to several environmental luminaries and artists who has stood by us through the 17 years of Earthday Jam,” Lou shared.



This large-scale public event aims to encourage the youth to join the cause, and spread the message that the Earth’s treasure deserves to be celebrated and be preserved for future generations  at the same time.

Do join in and support the cause! Admission is free.

Earthday Jam is a special project of Earthday Jam Foundation, Inc.

For more info, like Earthday Jam Foundation on Facebook and visit www.earthdayjamfoundation.com for updates.





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