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EarthWeek Concert to Benefit Gardner-Quinn Foundation

By the view Staff Article published April 10, 2007

UVM’s EarthWeek events will include a benefit concert featuring Jazz Mandolin Project for the environmentally focused nonprofit Michelle’s Earth Foundation to commemorate the Earth and one of its own, Michelle Gardner-Quinn. The benefit concert, Earthfest: A Tribute to Michelle, will be held on Saturday, April 21, on Redstone Campus, beginning at 1 p.m. Donations and profits from food vendors and merchandise will go to the foundation.

The mission of Michelle’s Earth Foundation is to advance environmental education for young people and facilitate the role of the community in efforts towards creating a healthy, sustainable habitat for humans and nature.

One of Gardner-Quinn’s close friends, Julia Martin ’09, helped organize the festival, with assistance from two student organizations, VSTEP and the UVM program board.

Other performers inlcude afrobeat/funk group, The Motet, Burlington Taiko Drumming, Panda Watch and Avi & Celia.

Information on concert: Bored