Debra Sachs, Executive Director

Alliance for Climate Action

585 Pine Street

Burlington, VT   05401



From: Karin M - AVR [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 1:02 PM
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Subject: Earth Day at the State House - Burn Barrel Junk Jam


April 7, 2005
Contact: Erin Croom, [log in to unmask]

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.


April 6, 2005
Contact: Sally Kieny, [log in to unmask]
Peg Devlyn, [log in to unmask]
Marketing Partners, Inc.
176 Battery Street
Burlington, VT  05401


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.


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 <> .