Thank you to all of the Earth Day Orcas ‘Villagers’ who came out on April 22, 2023, including our presenters.
Innovation Lab: Suzanne Olson, Opalco. Jay Kimball, Earthrise. Sarah Severn, Clean and Prosperous WA. Bruce Benton, Port of Orcas. Paul King, SMRU. Oliver Wragg, Orbital in the UK. Bill Severson, Transition San Juan. Aquila Flower, WWU / Salish Sea Institute. Morgan Borman, Farm GIS. Eric Morris, Earth Ball. Marcy Montgomery, One Island Sustainable Living.
Parish Hall Eco Fair: SJC Conservation Land Bank, Friends of the San Juans, SeaDoc, Orcas Island Garden Club, SJ County Master Gardeners, Bullocks Permactulture Homestead with Taja Wicks, Orcas Seed Bank, SJ Islands Agricultural Guild, Orcas Community Participatory Agriculture, Island Rides, Darvills Bookstore, Western Washington University and the Salish Sea Institute, Cascadia Homesteads, the SJ County Food System Housing Study, and Mermaid Botanicals.
Artists, Musicians and Poets: Zacharya Leck, Maria Bullock, George Post, Jill Bliss, Robert Dash, John Raymond Berry, Shannon Belthor, Inese Westcott, Joel Gamble, Sharon Abreu, Michael Hurwicsz, Josie Dow, Burke Mulvany, Rena Priest (Poet Laureate), Jill McCabe Johnson, Iris Graville, Lydia Dinnee-Lee, Taylor Eaton, Erin Quies Wild, Tabitha Rose Marks, River Wylde.
Waterfront Activities: Friends of the San Juans, Kwiaht, Zackaraya Leck Black Smith and Forge, Community Mandala and Invocation
Sponsors: OPALCO, Orcas Food Coop, Orcas Chamber of Commerce, Port of Orcas, Island Rides, SJC LTAC, Heritage Ranch, San Juan Islands Makers Guild, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Odd Fellows Hall.
Locations: Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Oddfellows Hall, Eastsound Waterfront, Waterfront Park, Haven Lane
Eco-literature events all day, opening with Abigail Prout and Iris Graville at 10am. Bring a friend!
WA State Poet Laureate Rena Priest and Orcas Poet Jill McCabe Johnson read in the Chapel at 3pm thanks to support from Humanities WA.
The afternoon readings are full in the chapel but we will have overflow space next door in Benson Hall, with live audio and video.
Exploring Green and Blue Technology Solutions for Island Communities
Earth Day 2023 events are free and open to the public thanks to the support of our funders and community sponsors. Program management is provided by the San Juan Islands Makers Guild and its Orcas Advisory Council. Funded in part by San Juan County LTAC support.
Thank you to the village of participants contributing their gifts to this wonderful event!