Boston’s premier conscious consumer convention returns!Â Down:2:Earth Boston is back for its second yearÂ with three days of exciting eco events not to be missed.Â There is a “Local Bites” kick off party Friday night, the D2E Video Project returns and this year there is a new contest in partnership with the City of Boston called Pitch the City:
Down:2:Earth Sustainable Living Expo
Build a better future by learning how to eat, work & live sustainably!
A marketplace for eco-friendly products, a public stage for community initiatives, and an educational forum for learning about sustainability issues.
Friday, April 3 5:00 pm â€“ 9:00 pm
Saturday, April 4 11:00 am â€“ 6:00 pm
Sunday, April 5 11:00 am â€“ 5:00 pm
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02115
Tickets can be purchased online at www.d2eboston.com
Adults: $8.00 ($10.00 at the door)
Students & Seniors: $6.00 ($8 at the door);
Weekend Passes & â€œLocal Bitesâ€ Preview Party (includes weekend admission): $20.00
Children 12 and under are free.
“Local Bites” – Friday April 3
AÂ festive preview party and artisanal grazing event built around local sustainable chefs, local food producers and sustainable wine.Â D2E co-founder Betty Fulton says, â€œWeâ€™re excited to have some of Bostonâ€™s best chefs â€“ from The Fireplace, Upstairs on the Square, New England Aquariumâ€™s Harbor View CafÃ©, and Henriettaâ€™s Table, among others â€“ sampling their culinary creations at Local Bites.Â Â A special thanks to sponsor Kunde Winery, who among others, will be providing sustainably produced vintages.â€Â A portion of the eveningâ€™s proceeds will benefit Mass Farmersâ€˜ Markets and New England Aquariumâ€™s Sustainable Fisheries Initiative.
Pitch the City
AÂ contest sponsored in partnership with the City of Boston that seeks creative ideas to make Boston a greener city. Four finalists will present their proposals to a panel, including Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino at D2E, on Sunday, April 5.Â According to D2E co-founder Lorelei Grazier, â€œWe want D2E to be a catalyst for community engagement around issues of sustainability â€“ a forum for public and private, profit and non-profit sectors of our economy to come together to build a greener future.â€ http://changents.com/d2e
D2E Video Project
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D2E invites students, artists, activists, and everyone in between to submit original three-minute digital videos focused on themes of sustainable living and natural landscapes in New England. Your videos should be visually compelling and can explore any related theme, in any style: narrative, montage, animated, documentary or experimental.
Selected entries will be presented on the main stage at D2E. The most effective and creative entries will be recognized at D2E’s Kick-off Event on Friday, April 3.
Video topics could include:
Environmental consciousness in everyday life, volunteerism, nature walks, poetry as a subject, outdoor activities with a message, profiles of people living sustainably, Artists impressions, consumerism, etc. It’s up to you! Video entries must follow the simple rules listed below and must be received by March 20, 2009.
See you there!