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.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition hosts a Golden Gate Park Volunteer Kickoff Party for its campaign for a car-free park on Saturdays, plus a bike tour of green successes. The party begins at 10 a.m. in Golden Gate Park at Sixth Avenue & JFK, S.F. Free; call 431-BIKE.
Marin Earth Day 2000 offers performances from Noelle Hampton, Pablo Cruise, Craig Chaquico, and others, plus hands-on activities, art, eco-friendly product displays, and more, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Marin Center, Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael. Free; call 789-8495.
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.
And, um, leave the car at home.