Do you still have questions about what happened at the first Urban Earth Festival? Check out this page for a look at last year's Festival.

What was the format of the day?

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The first Urban Earth Festival combined the best parts of an open-air music, art and theater festival with the energy and ideas of environmental activists from the Capitol District.

What environmental groups attended?

  • Mt. Ida Preservation Sociey
  • Green Party
  • Ecologic (RPI)
  • Student Environmental Action Coalition
  • Ecological Economic Values & Policies (RPI)

    Marty and a rock

    Marty Castriotta: Coordinator, Story Teller, Percussionist and Rock Consultant in action.

What musicians made an appearance?

  • Uncle Sammy
  • Kim Buckley
  • Tarpaper Shack

    Leo the stilt man

    Mike Leonovich: Stilt-man and Motley Fool running from a horde of clowns

Who Vended?
  • Michelle Tenycke & Co. (handmade clothing)
  • Mary and George Baker (artists)
  • Tara Palmer (handmade clothing and crafts)

What else was going on?

  • A drum making session allowed the crowd to get involved in building their own percussion intruments
  • Face painting delighted the children
  • Story telling entertained with unique tales and prose of the environment and the city
  • Jugglers, hecklers, and fools breathed excitement into the air

watching Uncle Sammy

The crowd relaxes at the end of the day while listening to
the sounds of Uncle Sammy.



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