CARNAVAL SAN FRANCISCO FESTIVAL ECO VILLAGE

Photo courtesy of Trinibwoy Rog. 

 

 

MADRE TIERRA ECO VILLAGE

 

The 39th Annual Carnaval San Francisco Festival will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th & 28th, 2017, in the heart of the most culturally rich neighborhood in the city, “The Mission”.

 

Our vision is to educate in ways that honor and empower the whole person to restore, sustain, and protect the health and integrity of our environment. This begins with changing our attitudes, actions and lifestyles as individuals, as families, and as a community to foster cultural expression, emphasize holistic health practices and preventive medicines, and safeguard our natural habitats.

 

The Eco Village is a shared vision of artists, educators, students, health providers and green activists. The soccer field of John O’Connell High School, located on 20th & Harrison Street in the heart of the Festival, will be transformed into the Eco Village where everyone will learn and feel the deep sense of community taking responsibility for Mother Earth. Learn about our interaction with the soil, water, wind, plants, and animals & foster a sense of joy and spirituality through culture, arts and the development of oneself.

 

 


 

50 SUPER Ways to Save the Environment & Make a Difference

 

1. Take your family to the park and talk to them about the joy of being green
2. Walk instead of driving
3. Carpool
4. Open windows while driving
5. Ride a bike
6. Walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator
7. Use public transportation
8. Conserve & collect rain water
9. Take short showers
10. Turn off taps and make sure they do not leak
11. Install a “half flush” in your toilets
12. Use your washing machine only when you have a full load
13. Hang your clothes outside instead of using the dryer
14. Stop using plastic
15. Recycle motor oil, waste cooking oil, paper, plastic, metal, glass and aluminum
16. Use less heat & air conditioning
17. Turn off lights when they are not needed
18. Use energy-efficient light bulbs
19. When using the oven, avoid opening the door
20. When you heat water, heat only as much as you need
21. Clean all your filters
22. Use timers for electric appliances
23. Separate your garbage
24. Have a compost bin and put your organic waste in it
25. Create a garden with your children and teach them to care for the garden
26. Every year plant seeds to grow vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers
27. Do not litter
28. Use recycled paper
29. Pay your bills online
30. Share equipment with your neighbors & friends to avoid buying something your rarely use
31. Lend other people your equipment
32. Use natural cleaners, avoid using pesticides & consumer spray products
33. Reuse envelopes
34. Avoid using disposable plates, cups and cutlery
35. Buy used furniture
36. Try to fix things before buying new ones and don’t use oil-based paints or varnishes
37. Use solar power
38. Recycle your clothes. Donate them or use their fabric to make something else. The more you reuse, the less everyone needs to produce.
39. Buy products with less wrapping and packaging
40. Use reusable bags and boxes instead of plastic bags
41. Use a strainer in your sink
42. Plan your shopping. If you buy more than you need everyone loses
43. Use leftover food to make new dishes
44. Do your garden chores gasoline free by switching to electric and wash your car on the grass
45. Support local food & product
46. Spend time with nature and use a propane grill
47. When camping don’t use charcoal and lighter fluid, use electric briquette & put out the fire properly
48. When fishing make sure you follow the regulations
49. Take you children to the park instead of playing videos
50. Air your home out on a daily basis by opening all windows