- Lots to see!
- ... and Dancing!
- Lots for kids of ALL AGES to do!
- Open Drum Jam Each Morning
GREEN MAN FESTIVAL 2013
Roosevelt Center in Historic Greenbelt
Join us, rain or shine, for two days of music, vendors, crafts, environmental awareness, food, and fun in beautiful downtown!
The 9th Annual Green Man Festival is a celebration of Greenbelt's commitment to preserve its acres of forests and to extend the urban tree canopy by planting more native fruiting trees.
Festival activities will reconnect us to the folklore of ancient civilizations through science, art, music and myth by featuring many local artists, musicians and performers from Maryland as well as other parts of the country.
Free Screening: Young Voices for the Planet
SPEAKING OUT. CREATING SOLUTIONS. LEADING THE CHANGE.
Old Greenbelt Theater
Young Voices for the Planet is a film series featuring young people who care about the Earth and are taking action! They are shrinking the carbon footprint of their homes, schools and communities. You, too, can do something about global warming! Your voice counts and you can make a difference!
As youth environmental activist Alec Loorz says, “Kids Have Power.”
Join Lynne Cherry, originator, producer and director of the Young Voices for the Planet films for a discussion following the screening. Lynne is well-known for her popular children’s books especially her rain forest classic, The Great Kapok Tree and her environmental history, A River Ran Wild. She will be on hand for a book-signing after the discussion.
The 1st 20 kids get a free, delicious, vegan cupcake by "Don't Have a Cow Baked Goods!!"
This year, the theme extends beyond the Festival to current community partnership projects:
- Celebrate & Honor the 10th Anniversary of the Greenbelt Forest Preserve
- Plant Native Fruit Trees in the Greenbelt Food Forest Demonstration Site
- Engage in a City-Wide Community Forest Stewardship Program
All three of these projects have great volunteer opportunities for families, students, and seniors to reconnect with the woods through forest walks, native tree plantings, edible landscaping, and developing your social-environmental stewardship skills by collecting data of existing trees in Greenbelt. For more information about any of the projects, click on the links above.
The Green Man Festival became a project of CHEARS in 2008. CHEARS, the Chesapeake Education, Arts and Research Society, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the health of all who share the Chesapeake watershed environment. For more information go to the CHEARS website.