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EarthDance Cebu 2010!

Rock to the Beat of Mother Nature


Sept 18-19, Family Park, Talamban, Cebu City of Light

Organisers of EarthDance Cebu 2010! cordially invite you and your organisation to this
exciting event which will bring together people and organisations together from all over the
Visayas and Mindanao to celebrate the Earth, and crystallize the movement toward
Environmentally Sustainable Development in our region.

The event will see the launching of a new Alliance of Environmental NGOs as well as the
launching of the Green Light Guide to Maharlika~Philippines.

EarthDance Festival International


EarthDance Festival is a festival celebrated in over 300 locations in more than 50 countries around
the world (www.earthdance.org).

EarthDance Festival is an opportunity to celebrate Culture and the Environment. It is an opportunity


for raising community awareness, particularly amongst young people.

EarthDance Festival has been celebrated in Manila in 2008 and 2009 and an EarthDance Festival is
being organized there again this year.

EarthDance Cebu 2010! Sept 18-19, Family Park, Talamaban, Cebu City of Light
The intention of EarthDance Cebu 2010! is to bring people together to celebrate and raise awareness
about the Environment and Sustainable Development here in Cebu.

Location
EarthDance Cebu 2010! will take place Sep 18-19 at Family Park in Talamban, Cebu City.

EarthDance Main Event


The main event of EarthDance will be the Music Performance and Dance from 6pm Saturday
evening. This event will see a number of performers and bands playing to an audience of several
thousand young people dancing in front of the stage in a celebration of the Earth, of the
environment, of peace, and of cultural tolerance.

Local musicians
The event will bring together a range of local musicians to give live performances. Music genres
include reggae, world music and traditional Filipino tribal music.

Showcase local artists


We are attracting a wide range of local artists who can showcase their art works and reveal the
extensive artistic talent here in Cebu. We expect to have a diversity of local arts and crafts on sale.

Environmental groups
Stalls will be available free of charge (if groups bring their own tables, chairs and sunshades,
otherwise they will be available for hire). A number of environmental groups will be exhibiting their
environmental projects in the region. We are also inviting DENR to participate amongst other
government agencies and officials.
Some of the issues we would like to highlight include protecting native habitat and species, tree-
planting and restoring native habitat, protecting beaches from illegal sand extraction, creating
marine sanctuaries and working toward sustainable fishing.

Also we will promote sustainable design and renewable energy in new housing developments in
Cebu and the Visayas region, as well as best practice in waste management and recycling.

Ecotourism
We are inviting ecotourism businesses to also showcase tours they are offering as well as teach
about the meaning of ‘ecotourism’.

Their presence will be complemented by the attendance of the Department of Tourism, and the
National Ecotourism Development Council (NEDC), as well as related organizations such as the
Mountaineers Club of Cebu.

Sustainable Development
Energy
We are inviting companies who specialize in solar energy equipment and wind energy systems, as
well as mini-hydro, methane digestors etc to attend.

Energy-efficient buildings
Also companies and architects specializing in energy-efficient building design including insulation,
solar windows and new materials will be invited. There can also be demonstrations of mud brick
design, and systems to capture rainwater from the roof.

Recycling
We will highlight the benefits of recycling and invite officials from various Solid Waste Management
plants to exhibit the latest waste management systems. We will invite people from recycling depots
so people can learn how to recycle metals such as drink cans, zinc roofing, wire, old appliances;
plastics such as drink bottles, old plastic furniture, old plastic appliances, paper and cardboard,
rubber, glass bottles and broken glass. We will also highlight products made from recycled
materials.

We will demonstrate how kitchen food scraps can be used to make compost fertilizer in community
gardens.

We would also like to collaborate with Cebu City Council in Clean-Up Cebu by organizing to work with
a few Barangays to clean up all rubbish and to organize recycling depots. With a few successful
examples we can then inspire and motivate other Barangays to do the same. With so many young
people coming to the festival we are sure to find people willing to participate in this scheme who can
then motivate other volunteers in the local Barangays.

Sustainable Agriculture
People, organizations and companies working in the area of sustainable agriculture such as organic
farming and Permaculture will be encouraged to attend. There will also be stalls selling wholesome
food and locally grown organic produce. Other exhibitions might involve compost heaps, methane
digestors, making organic fertilizers, organic (natural) insecticides, worm farms, open-pollinated
heritage seeds. We will showcase community gardens around Cebu.

A group of Permaculturalists, for example, plan to display a ‘rocket stove’, and a ‘composting toilet’
amongst other innovative community-scale technologies and organic farming practices.

Tree-planting
We wish to showcase tree-planting campaigns already underway in the Cebu region such as Trees
for the Future campaign and the Million Trees campaign, so that people attending the festival can
learn how to participate on weekends and in their free time. We intend to have some native
hardwood seedlings on display for people to take home and plant.

Health and healing


There will be stalls and workshops to highlight healthy lifestyles including diet, exercise, massage,
natural healing methods, traditional herbal medicine (complementing Western medicine), yoga, tai
chi and so on.

Community development
Organisations involved in sustainable community development projects in Cebu are invited. There is
an exciting opportunity here to bring together people from community development with experts in
renewable energy and appropriate technology design, green architects and engineers, as well as
people from sustainable organic farming.

International promotion of Cebu


EarthDance Cebu 2010! will also be represented on a website as part of the international EarthDance
Festival. We will be showcasing Cebu City as a progressive city where we take sustainable
development seriously. In this way we will be promoting Cebu City as an attractive city for eco-
tourists and green business investment.

Partnering with Cebu City Council


We hope to partner with Cebu City Council in hosting this important festival to help promote the
sustainability goals of Cebu City Council. Members of the Environmental Coalition of Church and
Civil Society in Cebu who are participating (such as the Permaculture network) have also been
instrumental in developing the city’s recent Sustainable Development Ordinance.

Festival for the Future


We intend to make this Festival a regular annual event, drawing people from all over the Visayas and
Mindanao regions, and even attracting international visitors.

Expression of Intent
If your organization would like to participate in this exciting event here in Cebu City, please fill out
the enclosed Registration Form and send it to EarthDanceCebu@gmail.com. We will keep you
informed of developments.

Sincerely,
Geoff Holland (JahFe),
Director of EarthDance Cebu 2010! Planning Committee

PARTICIPANTS TO BE INVITED

Performing Artists

Budoy

Cebu Poi Firedancers

Cynthia Alexander

JK

Joey Ayala

Pinik Pikan

Visayas Poi Dancers

Waway Saway

Art and Crafts

Cebu Art
Henna art with Siddhartha

Poi workshop

UBEC Crew

Environmental Groups

CCEF Coastal Conservation

Cebu Uniting for Sustainable Water


Environmental Coalition of Church and Civil Society (Cebu)

Foundation for the Philippine Environment

Friends of the Earth

Greenpeace

Haribon Foundation

Imaginal Cebu

LRC-KSK-FOE Legal Rights and Natural Resource Center

Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation

Philippine Youth Climate Network

Reef Check Philippines

Restore Green Movement – Tree for Poverty Alleviation

WWF - Philippines

Tree-planting and habitat restoration

DENR
Million Trees Campaign

Trees for the Future

Recycling
Cebu City Council

Clean-up Cebu Campaign

EcoWaste Coalition

Lapu Lapu CityWaste Management Facility

Rhimax Recycling paper into paper and cardboard.

Appropriate technology and renewable energy

Asian Renewables

AVGarcia Power Systems Corp.


BERDE Building for Environmentally Responsive Design Excellence

CARATS (Centre for Alternative Resources & Authentic Technology Services Inc)
Clean N Green Energy Solutions Inc.

First Energy Solution Mfg. Corp

Green Architecture Advocacy Philippines

La Union Solar Energy Systems

MyShelter Foundation

Nestor Archival, Councillor Cebu City Council

One Renewable Energy Enterprise

Philippines Green Building Council


Pier One Dormitory (JahFe – Feb 2010)

PR Cebu Engineering & Consulting

R. Hidalgo Hardware

Seacom, Inc.

Solar & Wind Electric Power, Inc.

Solar Electric Company, Inc. (SOLARCO)

Solar Star Marketing

Synergy Renewables Inc

Talion Equipment and Contracting Inc

United Architects of the Philippines

Transport

EJeepney

Electromotion Motor Corporation (EMC)


E-SaVe Transport Systems, Inc.

Green Bamboo Bike

Business for Social and Environmental Responsibility

Business in Development (BID) Network


Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP)

Business community, eco-friendly

Advocate of Philippine Fair Trade Inc (APFTI)

Baggets Shoulder bags with photovoltaic cells in fabric made from recycled gasoline filters.

Binalot Fiesta Foods Inc. (BFFI)

ECHO Store Body Basics products

ECHOstore

Enterprise Center
FAME Group of Cebuano jewellers planting trees as corporate social responsibility

First Vita Plus


GIGA products

Heaven’s Cure products

Human Heart Nature products

Ilog Maria products

Makati City Panda Cleaners

Messy Bessy cleaning products

People’s Fair Trade Shop

Touch of Organic

Eco-tourism

Bohol Bee Farm

Cebu Mountaineerting Society

El Nido Lagen Island and El Nido Miniloc Island eco-resorts

National Ecotourism Development Council (NEDC)

Palawan Council for Sustainable Development

Education

Children’s Workshop, World Education Foundation

Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities (iCSC)

Miss Earth Foundation

Organic Farming
Aloha House, Palawan

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC)

Biodynamic farmer / Don Bosoc Foundation for Sustainable Development Inc (DBFSDI)

Bios Dynamis Health Foods Center


Bohol Bee Farm

Bukidnon Organic Growers Association

CARATS (Centre for Alternative Resources & Authentic Technology Services Inc)

Farmer’s Market Banilad Town Centre, Banilad

Federico’s organic wines

Folia Tropica

Healthy Options organic food and health products Ayala Mall, Cebu City

La Consolación Parish Church, Cebu organic farming

Lazy Greens, Boracay

Mara Pardo de Tavera


Mindanao Baptist Rural Life Center (MBRLC)

MOM - Mara’s Organic Market


OPTA Organic Producers Trade Association

Organic Certification Center of the Philippines (OCCP)

Permaculture network

Philippine Organic Agriculture Information Network

Safe Haven Children’s Village

San Gimignano Organic Produce

San Gimignano Wellness Farm

Seva Earth-Inspired Community Store


Seva Organic and Community Market

Sisters of Charity – Iloilo

University of San Carlos, Cebu City Developing an organic food garden

Community Development

ALBAY Partnership and Access Center

Alliance for Land and Livelihood for the Rural and Urban Poor of Cebu (ALL-r-UP)

Alliance of Romblon Poverty Alleviation Developmentalists, Inc. (AROPAD)

Balay Alternative Legal Advocates for Development of Mindanao

Bol-anon United Sectors Working for Advancement of Community Concerns (BUSWACC),Inc.

Cebu City Taskforce on Street Children (CCTSC)

Coalition of Social Development Organizations in South Cotabato (CSDO-SC)

Eastern Samar Social Development Organization (ESSDOG), Inc.


Federation of Multi-Sectoral Alliance for Development- Negros (MUAD-Negros)

Kitanlad Integrated NGOs Network


Kutawato Coalition of Development NGOs Maguindanao

Magbasa Kita Foundation literacy for Mindanao youth

Palawan Network of NGOs, Inc. (PNNI)

Surigao Economic Development Foundation (SEDF)


Surigao Norte People’s Initiative Development Assn. (SNPIDA)

Zamboanga Coalition of Development NGOs (ZAMCODE)

Peace and Conflict Resolution

Agong Network – community-based peace educators

Balay Mindanaw Foundation, Inc. (BMFI)

Consortium of Bangsamoro Civil Society (CBCS)

Dax Tibus - Community Conflict Consultant – Mindanao Region

Empathy Action Foundation


Inter-religious Solidarity Movement for Peace – IRSMP

Mediators Network for Sustainable Peace - MedNet


Mindanao Peace Weavers

Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute

Mindanao Peoples Caucus (MPC)

Mindanao Peoples Peace Movement (MPPM)

Mindanao Solidarity Network (MSN)

Peace and Equity Foundation

PECAJON – Peace and Conflict Journalism

The Kids For Peace Foundation

Alternative media and Internet

Daigdigpinoy E-magazine (online magazine)

Gen G Monthly magazine on green products, ecotourism, sustainability, eco-friendly living

Greater Good

Maharlika Artist and Writers Federation

Mango magazine articles on health retreats, eco-tourism and organic produce.

Ming’s World Business Center

Pinoy Green Academy environmental sustainability projects and events.

Health and preventative medicine

Ananda Marga Wellness Center


Body Mind Wellness Studio

Boracay Yoga
First Vita Plus

LifeStraw

Mandala Spas and Villas

Reiki workshop
South Studio Ashtanga Yoga

Tai Chi workshop

Thai massage workhop

Touch of Organic

Spiritual awareness

Ananda Marga

Art of Living Foundation

Bahay Kalipay
Benedictine Sisters Foundation

Booked Out Bookstore in Ayala Mall, good section on spirituality and comparative religion.
Brahma Kumaris, Raja Yoga

Krishna Consciousness

Lightworkers Cebu

Order of the Divine Spirit / Planet Meditation Circle

Tibetan Buddhist Center

EarthDance Cebu 2010!


REGISTRATION FORM
Please print clearly
There is no cost to have a stall at the EarthDance Cebu 2010! Festival unless you are selling products and

services in which case we require a donation of 10% of total takings which will go towards funding the event.

If you require a tent and chairs there may be costs for hire of these (we will inform you of the cost as soon as

we know).
Name of group, organisation:…………………………………………………………………………………….

Address:…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Name of contact person 1:…………………………………………………………………………………………

Cellphone number:………………………….……………Email address:………………..………………………

Name of contact person 2:…………………………………………………………………………………………


Cellphone number:………………………….……………Email address:………………..………………………

Requirements and plans

Stall site? YES/NO Tent? YES/NO

Will give a seminar? YES/NO Will give a workshop? YES/NO

Plan to sell products or services? YES/NO (EarthDance is asking for a donation of 10%

of sales to contribute to funding of the EarthDance event).

Other requirements, comments:………………………………………………………………….

………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Please return this Registration Form to earthdancecebu@gmail.com


For more information call or text: JahFe 09172767812, Amitabha 09228322500, Jo 09266080818,

Jagat 09228348490, Giselle 09235143030, or Ming 09396249738.