Earth Day Celebration


West Michigan Environmental Action Council and Founders Brewing present West Michigan Needs Water: Earth Day Celebration 2013 on Tuesday, April 16, at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park from 7 pm to 10 pm.  The fifth annual event is relocating to a new venue with an expanded format this year that includes dinner, folk music, a silent auction and a presentation from internationally renowned freshwater advocate Maude Barlow, author of Blue Gold, the basis for the documentary of the same name.

THE EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.  Some standby tickets may be available.  Contact Daniel Schoonmaker at if interested.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
7 pm to 10 pm 
Frederik Meijer Gardens
$60 Single/$100 Couple

Agenda can be found here.

Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow is one of the world’s foremost experts on water issues. She is the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, chair of the board of Food & Water Watch, and a Councillor with the World Future Council. In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the 63rd President of the United Nations General Assembly. She has authored and co-authored 16 books, including Blue Gold and Blue Covenant, the former of which was the basis for the documentary Blue Gold: World Water Wars. Barlow has also appeared in the documentaries Flow: For Love of Water and Water on the Table.  

Musical guests include Drew NelsonHannah Rose Graves and Jeri Wade.  

Entry to the event also includes access to the Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit. 

Tickets for the Earth Day Celebration are $60, $100 for couples. $50 for each additional ticket.  

Purchase tickets below or by contacting Tim Berghuis at or 616.451.3051 x30.

Download an event flier here (PDF).

West Michgan Needs Water is sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsor

Founders Brewing Co.

Blue Thread Sponsors
Flow: For Love of Water
Horizen Hydroponics
Essence Restaurant Group
Steelcase Inc.
Natural Awakenings

Blue Marble Sponsors
Herman Miller
Revue Magazine
Women's Lifestyle




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