Saturday, May 19, 2007

June 9th Eco Jam

On Saturday, June 9 from 1:00 PM until 8:00 PM the teens of the YMCA
Earth Service Corps will team up with community organizations to hold
the 5th annual June Eco-Jam. This amazing event, which is open to all
teens will feature an assorment of environmental and community action
projects and will conclude with a spectacular display of visual and
performance art, created by the teens, and intended to raise awareness
of the environment.

What: The June Eco-Jam is a blitz of community action projects followed
by an evening art show, musical performances, food and fun!
When: June 9, 2007: Action Projects 1-4 PM. Evening Jam and Art Show 5-8
Where: Meet at 1:00 at the First Baptist Church 904 Washington St SE.
The 7 action projects will take place around Olympia and the evening jam
and art show will take place at the First Baptist Church.
Who: Youth aged 13-20. We are also looking for adult volunteers.
We are still looking for youth artists and performers who can raise
environmental awareness through their art.

June Eco-Jam Project List
June 9, 2007 1-4 pm
Moxlie Creek Art and Awareness: Youth Coordinator: WAKOTE Club FULL
Take a walk to learn about the underground stream. Paint the storm drain
at Moxlie Creek and provide information in writing. Downtown, corner of
5th and Chestnut
City Repair Project: Youth Coordinator: Sarah Colten and Sarah Unbehaun
Repaint Mandala, put in a garden, put a coating on the cobb oven, build
a poetry table. By the Library.
Healthy Living Workshop: Youth Coordinator: Teale Niles
Learn about toxins in common products, make a salve, practice yoga. At
Fertile Ground Guesthouse.
Hunger and Homelessness in Thurston County: Youth Coordinator Needed
Prepare and serve a meal with Food Not Bombs using vegetables gleaned by
the Gleaners Coalition. Learn about hunger and homelessness in Thurston
County. Downtown, Media Island
GRuB Project: Youth Coordinator Needed
Learn about the Kitchen Garden and Cultivating Youth projects while
building wheelchair accessible gardens.
Olympia Salvage Project: Youth Coordinator Needed
Work with the crew at Olympia Salvage, learn about reusing building
materials, and visit a deconstruction site. Downtown, Olympia Salvage
Restoration Project at Watershed Park: Youth Coordinator: Ethan J. and
Luca P.
Watershed Park is the Source of Moxlie Creek. We will be participating
in some form of restoration which may include removing invasive species,
trail maintenance, and stream restoration.

Evening Jam and Art Show
June 9, 5-8 PM

Youth from throughout Olympia will be showing artwork that they created
in order to raise awareness of the environment. They will be talking
about the different projects they were involved in earlier in the day.
And they will be performing music, poetry, etc. We will also be sharing
a meal which is free to everyone who participated in a project.

People must sign up for projects in advance and hand in a signed waiver
form, which can be picked up at the downtown YMCA. Please contact Carrie
at 357-6609 X117 or for more information.

YMCA Earth Service Corps Program Mission:
We empower young people to be effective, responsible global citizens by
providing opportunities for environmental education and action,
leadership development and cross-cultural awareness.

Carrie Ziegler
YMCA Earth Service Corps Coordinator
360.357.6609 ext. 117

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