Green Apple Festival San Francisco: Thank You Concert a Success


Photo by Jaymi Heimbuch

As a thank you to all the volunteers who participated in Green Apple Festival events across the city of San Francisco, a concert featuring Bassnectar was held last night. Graham Hill took a moment to talk with the crowd and shared three ways to cut your carbon footprint in half. About 150 of the volunteers who took part in Green Apple Festival events showed up to enjoy the music of Bassnectar and two other DJs, and revel in what they'd accomplished over the weekend.

Events were held all over the city and bay area, from beach and park clean-ups to community garden improvements to recycling, over 800 people donated time, energy, and enthusiasm for earth-centered activism. And the thank you gift of a night of music was equally as successful as the events themselves.

In the midst of it, volunteers also got three great tips for cutting their carbon footprint in half. Graham Hill took the stage between sets to let people know that if they do these three things, they'll make a big impact after the festival:

Californians are responsible for about 11 tons of carbon emissions person. So if a Californian...
Becomes a weekday vegetarian = save 1 ton a year
Cuts out a cross-country flight = save 2.5 tons per year
Signs up for green power = save 2.5 tons per year
...they'll cut their carbon emissions by just over half.

Finding out these easy tips, gaining other learning experiences through volunteer work, and enjoying some great music was a wonderful way for people to spend their weekend and celebrate Earth Day a little early.

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Tags: Activism | Earth Day