Trevor Hall's got 'EarthVibes': Rocker headlining CU-Boulder's Earth Day festBy Wendy Kale, email@example.com
Posted: 04/21/2010 10:57:32 PM MD
Trevor Hall loves to perform at Colorado concert venues, but this time he's in town for a special Earth Day mission.
Thursday night, Hall headlines the University of Colorado's EarthVibes 2010 concert at the Glenn Miller Ballroom. The debut environmental gathering also features reggae act Passafire and guest speakers. Plus, special Walt Disney exhibits and information booths will be featured on the UMC Terrace.
If you go
Who: EarthVibes 2010, featuring Trevor Hall and Passafire
When: 5 p.m. Thursday
Where: Glenn Miller Ballroom, University Memorial Center, CU campus, Boulder
Trevor Hall has bare feet.
"This event contributes to CU's mission of sustainability and PC's mission to bring affordable entertainment to the students," Greenstein said. "We wanted to host an Earth Day event that tied in with what individual campus groups were doing.
"People may come for a concert, but they might get educated about the environment through the speakers and tables we'll have set up. Our goal is to merge education and entertainment into one celebration of the Earth."
The event starts at 5 p.m. on the UMC Terrace, the speakers begin at 6 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom and the music will go on until 10 p.m.
Disney has embraced EarthVibes 2010 and the entertainment company is hosting some unique exhibits on the UMC Terrace.
"Disney's bringing in the 'Pretty in Plastic' exhibit," Greenstein said. "It's by artist Julie B., and her exhibit uses scale-size plastic turtles to illustrate the struggle in the oceans made by the use of plastic bottles.
"We're hoping EarthVibes will raise awareness. We hope people walk away entertained, and with some information about what they can do to help the environment." Dan Bridge is the Student Environmental Action Coalition's campus director and he's thrilled to see his Earth Day dream come to life. "SEAC has been at CU for 10 years and it's a pretty active group," Bridge said. "We do environmental sustainable awareness at CU and we're on a mission to reach out to the student body.
"We're going to be bringing in speakers like Boulder Mayor Susan Osborne, and let people learn about climate change and sustainability. Hopefully, if students come for the music and the speakers, they'll get involved with the environmental center's work and make a change."