FYI.Deb Debra Sachs, Executive Director Alliance for Climate Action 585 Pine Street Burlington, VT 05401 802-865-7330 www.10percentchallenge.org _____ From: Karin M - AVR [mailto:[log in to unmask]] Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 1:02 PM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Earth Day at the State House - Burn Barrel Junk Jam -------------------------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2005 Contact: Erin Croom, [log in to unmask] 802/229-1833 Earth Day at the State House - Burn Barrel Junk Jam Statehouse lawn on April 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us! Bring friends and family. Association of Vermont Recyclers (AVR) has collaborated with Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), Donald Knaack 'The Junkman' and Marketing Partners, Inc. to create an exciting Earth Day event. AVR's idea to feature The Junkman for a Burn Barrel Jam sprang from our growing partnership with Mr. Knaack in schools around Vermont. The Marketing Partners are highlighing this event as part of ANR's statewide media champaign about the dangers and issues surrounding trash burning. -------------------------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 6, 2005 Contact: Sally Kieny, [log in to unmask] Peg Devlyn, [log in to unmask] 802/864-6710 Marketing Partners, Inc. 176 Battery Street Burlington, VT 05401 CALENDAR ANNOUNCEMENT: April 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Vermont Agency of Natural Resources To Host Musical Earth Day Event Governor James Douglas will join the Agency of Natural Resources at a musical "Junk Jam" on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier to bring attention to the environmental issue of trash burning in Vermont. Event is free; musical entertainment and educational items. NEWS BRIEF: Montpelier, VT-The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Department of Environmental Conservation invites the public to join the Agency and Governor James Douglas at an Earth Day "Junk Jam" celebration on Friday, April 22 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. The event, which will be held on the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier, is part of a year-long public education effort to bring attention to the harmful effects of trash burning. This family-friendly event is free and will include educational materials and other giveaway items. Percussionist Don Knaack, also known as the "Junk Man," will provide musical entertainment at the event in conjunction with percussion students from Manchester High School. Knaack has created his own brand of music, called "Junk Music," which is created from items like PVC piping, nuts and bolts, trash barrels and other materials that are thrown away. He has been seen on the television news program "60 Minutes" and performs around the world. Burning household trash, including newspaper, plastic, electronic products, garbage, cardboard and tires is illegal in Vermont and harmful to our health and the environment. For more information on trash burning and alternatives, visit www.DontBurnVermont.org <http://www.dontburnvermont.org/> .