Party sustainably

How Green Can You Get?

Crazy Ballhead hearts the green movement.

Crazy Ballhead hearts the green movement.

Now that you’re 30 pages deep in an issue of SN&R that’s consumed with celebrating our planet, you (hopefully) don’t need to be reminded of the fact that Earth Day is upon us. But if April 20 rolls around and you’re still in the dark, allow the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) to jog your memory with an all-day festival at Southside Park that asks, “How green can you get?”

Fresh off the Green Second Saturday afterparty, ECOS is still partying for the sustainable cause, offering a solar and biodiesel-powered event of food, music (Mick Martin and the Blues Rockers playing, uh, the blues; Paloma Negra performing Latin folk rock and Crazy Ballhead delivering purposeful hip-hop) and family-friendly activities, like arts and crafts, a wellness grove, contra dancing lessons, community organizations tabling and green swag for sale.

For those unfamiliar with Southside Park, it’s beside the freeway, across from the Sunday under-freeway farmers’ market. So you can shop for local produce and sport your canvas bag proudly all the way home.

Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Southside Park, 8th and W streets;