Just about everything you do, you could do better green. Think about it. Flossing -- with all that discarded floss -- just use a stray strand from a long-haired pal (or stop by Supercuts after a busy weekend). Organize a community shower in your apartment building to save water. Start an office composting collective in the break room. Or just go to one of the many Earth Daycelebrationsto learn about some slightly more practical solutions. All of the following Earth Day events take place Saturday.
Julia "Butterfly" Hill's epic redwood-squat has made her this Earth Day's hot ticket item.
Following its noncombustion Eco-Motion Parade (starting at 11 a.m.), Berkeley Earth Day 2000 offers speakers, including Julia "Butterfly" Hill, Howard Lyman, and Media Benjamin, and cultural performances from noon to 5 p.m. at Civic Center Park, Allston & MLK Jr., Berkeley. Admission is free; call (510) 654-6346.
Nearby, Berkeley Farmers' Markets hosts Family Farm Day, a celebration of farm life with live animals, an observational beehive, the Useful Bike Fair, and other activities. The event lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Center & MLK Jr. in Berkeley. Admission is free; call (510) 548-3333.
Julia Hill joins Ralph Nader, David Brower, and others at the San Francisco Earth Day Festival, which lists educational exhibits, demonstrations, environmental art, live music, and a community procession. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Civic Center Plaza, Polk & McAllister, S.F. Free; call 701-9864.
Hands-in-the-dirt folks can head to Strybing Arboretum, where garden-oriented activities, art, education, and other green-mind options are the draw. The event lasts from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Golden Gate Park, Ninth Avenue & Lincoln, S.F. Free; call 661-1316.