9th Annual Earth Day Celebration At Etopia


“And still, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth,
“You owe me.”
Look what happens with love like that.
It lights up the sky.”

We know Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. We know it’s what we do in every moment of every day. It’s the front yard gardens we grow to feed our neighbors. It’s the tiny home we live in and the solar energy we choose over public utilities. It’s buying local, bicycling to work, and teaching our children to learn from past mistakes to build a better future.

Let’s celebrate all that we do in those moments this Earth Day. Join friends and family at Etopia Sustainable Living Community for three days of workshops, discussions, events, music, and more.

See the schedule of events below and our calendar (right sidebar –>) for details and SLurls.



Thursday 21 April

  • 12pm SLT – Three Sisters Celebration Ribbon Cutting & Earth Day Kickoff
    • By the time European settlers arrived in America in the early 1600s, the Iroquois had been growing the “three sisters” for over three centuries. Find out more as we celebrate the special gifts of the three sisters and kick off our 9th annual Earth Day Celebration at Etopia.
    • Main Plaza – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/193/53/22
  • 7pm SLT – Weakly Bored Meating
    •  There’s never been a company meeting like this one! Once this was an executive excuse to hang out, but now it’s a virtual buffet of banter gone wild. We never know what we’ll be talking about but we know it’ll be important. And amidst all the fun this is where Etopia’s residents gather to grumble, groan, praise, and preach. So bring your ideas and comments with you to the Weakly Bored Meating.
    • Tsidel’s Cafe – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Prime/156/18/23


Friday 22 April

  • 11am SLT – Climate Change Workshop with Marly Milena
    • Ever wonder what our perspectives actually “look” like? Interested in exploring those perspectives in context of global climate change? Then join us for this experiential workshop, in which participants make symbolic representations of assigned positions on the spectrum of responses to climate change, followed by a discussion facilitated by Marly Milena.  There also will be a colorful and large information map about climate change by Robert E. Horn, who may join the discussion.
    • Happening at Marly Milena’s Climate Change Skybox http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/10/93/551
  • 1pm SLT – Earth Day Open Mic with Bhelanna Blaze and Namaara MacMoragh
    • Calling all creative souls! Come share your haikus, essays, poems, monologues, short stories, and more between 1pm and 3pm SLT at our Earth Day Open Mic. Themes include earth day, environment, climate, nature, community, and all things related to sustainability.
    • Bayview Ampitheatre – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/84/157/23
  • 5pm SLT – KevinMThomas LIVE at the Pavillion
    • Kevin comes to us live from Washington, D.C.  His performances in Second Life are acoustic and electric along the lines of 80’s rock.  His voice has been likened to Steve Perry of Journey.  His original music is deep and emotional.  Outside of SL, Kevin has written Classical Compositions in his Chamber Music Collection and his Piano Collection.
    • Pavillion – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/131/96/23
  • 7pm SLT – DJ Dani @ the Farmers Market
    • Celebrate Etopia’s 9th Birthday as DJ Dani rocks the house with tunes you’ll love to hear. Since 2007, when Dani joined Second Life, the most satisfying times have involved good friends and interesting projects, ones that open new avenues of creativity. Being a DJ and sharing music with friends is just one way Dani shares her love and passion for creativity.
    • Farmers Market – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Prime/99/235/23


Saturday 23 April

  • 9am SLT – Simply Impossible Machines with Tooyaa Hynes
    • Join Tooyaa for a tour of her Simply Impossible Machines. The Simply Impossible Physics Project at Whole Brain Health on Inspiration Island is demonstrates the theory, mechanics, and applications of unscripted physics in Second Life! See the perpetual ceiling fan, garden swing, and dancing animatron! These machines are smoother and cooler than anything scripted.
    • WBH Inspiration Island – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Inspiration%20Island/113/48/22
  • 10:30 am SLT – Healing The Earth With Permaculture – fate Paule
    • Permaculture is a creative design process based on whole-systems thinking centered on  features observed in natural ecosystems. The 12 permaculture design principles are thinking tools, that when used together, allow us to creatively re-design our environment and our behaviour. Learn how Permaculture is more than a catch phrase for a passing trend as Fate shares her real life experiences and ideas.
    • Farmers Market – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Prime/99/235/23
  • 12pm SLT – Bridging Etopia and Real World Practices – Namaara MacMoragh (SLMOOC16 Presentation)
    • Etopia is Second Life’s premier Environmental Eco-Community where we showcase real world examples of sustainable living, renewable energy generation, urban agriculture, cooperative business, and a deepening sense of community among our residents. Our sims are designed to embrace, encourage, and enlighten. From green rooftops to green offices we’ve created a unique and inspired simulation that will engage and inform. Learn how Etopia brings real world ideas into Second Life and how Second Life allows us to create real world impact.
    • Bayview Ampitheatre – http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Etopia%20Island/84/157/23

*** Other Tours & Activities ***

  • Balloon Tour
  • Wagon RIdes
  • Walking Tours
  • Interactive Activities
  • Shops
  • Info Booths