Earth Day is like New Years Eve. You make all sorts of resolutions you never plan to keep. This year marks the 40th Earth Day, but we have a hunch, Miami, that you never really gave a shit. You continue to slip in green city rankings, coming in 34th out of 50. But in a lush, tropical climate like ours where plants even sprout from concrete its tough to remember that polar bears are marooned on melting ice caps. Still, did you have to dump your used motor oil directly into Biscayne Bay? Mama Earth is not amused.
Absolution is possible this Sunday at EarthFest 2010 at Crandon Park. Beginning at noon, attend workshops on organic gardening, edible backyards, energy efficiency tips for blazing hot summers, and if you can stomach it, raw food cooking. Take tours of Bear Cut and explore Crandons coastal hammocks. Jam band the Heavy Pets will headline, joined by Ani DiFranco-esque Teri Catlin, and Sosos, a band that tours with a 1920s church organ.
Sun., April 18, 2010