Fundraiser for the 50th Anniversary Earth Day ATX Celebration
November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$30
Hosted by Earth Day ATX –
Sunday, November 24th from 6 PM to 9 PM
The event will include…
- Dinner provided by a local chef
- Drinks from local sponsors
- Music and Entertainment
- Demos from local organizations
- An opportunity to shape the Earth Day Austin 2020 Event
Why We Are Raising Funds
This April the world will observe the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Since 1970, Austin has observed the global annual event with rallies or festivals. The event has changed hands over the years, and as the environmental movement has grown, so has the event. In 2018, the event changed hands again with Janis Bookout and some of Austin’s most active leaders in sustainability, innovation and equity started a new nonprofit, Earth Day Austin. Starting from zero funding, the team was able to fundraise and deliver a festival last year, even after being cancelled and rescheduled due to weather. But the cancellation took a toll financially.
We are now raising operational funding so that we can plan for an extraordinary event in 2020, fitting of Austin and the 50th Anniversary. We cannot do this without your support.
Earth Day Austin’s Statement of Purpose
Our mission is reinventing sustainability as an unprecedented cultural phenomenon with equity at the center. We do this by amplifying the community’s environmental efforts through public engagement. We provide a venue and a platform for businesses, advocacy groups, nonprofits, government organizations, and community leaders to connect with the public in the interest of sustainability, innovation and environmental justice. While our flagship program is the Earth Day ATX festival, our greater purpose is to facilitate coordination among community stakeholders to develop and implement scalable, systemic, community-driven solutions. We serve a future in which Austin leads the way in systemic transformation toward a sustainable society for all people.