October 23 at Crown Point Shores
Just say YES to YES!Fest
by Kari Gray
ou and your family are invited to attend the first annual
Youth Earth Savers Festival. YES!Fest '94 will be held on Sunday, October
23, 1994 at Crown Point Shores, Mission Bay, from 10am to 4pm.
SDED is pleased to announce that The San Diego International
Children's Festival has teamed up to provide an exciting line-up of artists
on two stages. West African drummer, Omar Moore, storyteller Harlynne Geisler,
and others will entertain and delight San Deigo area students and their
The Children's Festival is a non-profit organization
that promotes family unity through the arts. "We see this as an oppoortunity
to promote not only family cross-cultural unity, but also an awareness of
our connectedness with nature and the environment," explains Greg Robe,
Children's Festival production manager. "Although we were not able
to continue our annual five-day festival this spring, by collaborating with
San Diego Earth Day, and with the generous support of Target Stores, we
are able to still work toward our goals."
Other YES!Fest highlights include:
Like all San Diego Earth Day events, the YES!Fest is
organized and produced by volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, or
are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring an event, please call Kari Gray
at (619) 272-7370 and say YES! For more information about performers and
stage events, call Greg Robe at 234-5031.
- The Storytelling Stage, hosted by animal expert and KUSI commentator
- Demonstrations of solar-power and PET plastics recycling.
- A tribal mask-making workshop (at 1:00pm) led by Liisa Daniels.
- Displays of school ecology club projects.
- A workshop on Spiritual Ecology and Earth Community, working with
children to envision a more harmonious future (at 2:30pm), led by Monti
- Guided walks of the Crown Point ecosystem led by the San Diego Audubon
Society and coastal park rangers.
- High school ecology clubs challenging each other for prizes in an
environmental game show from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
SDED unveils new logo for 25th anniversary
ext year's 25th annual celebration of Earth Day promises
to again focus the intense interest of the public and the media on important
environmental issues. To celebrate Earth Day's "silver" anniversary,
San Diego Earth Day is proud to debut a new logo. The design, a contribution
of artist Steven Morris, gives SDED a new, modern look, while preserving
the image of "the earth is in our hands."
Our previous logo, that has graced our literature for
five years, is the creation of San Diego artist Jennifer Hewitson. The image
was developed as part of an award-winning flyer produced by the ECOgraphics
Committee of the American Institute of Graphic Artists for Earth Day 1990.
Jennifer has graciously allowed SDED to use the earth-in-hands logo ever
The new logo's designer Steven Morris recently moved
to San Diego from our nation's hub, Washington D.C. His company, Steven
Morris Design, is used to working with an array of organizations: environmental,
educa-tional and arts, as well as designing the 1994 World Cup Soccer Events
Pocket Guide and museum graphics in Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Steven first learned about SDED from an article in the
Earth Times and called to offer his services. After looking at his stunning
portfolio, we gladly accepted. In addition to the new logo, he has contributed
a full corporate package, including letterhead and business card design,
plus the YES!Fest logo.
"I started out moonlighting: working my day job
as an art director for a design studio, then changing hats after hours to
work with my own clients," says Steven. At first, it was mostly environmental
organizations that he contacted.
"I got tired of throwing money at these organizations
wondering where my donations were going and wondering how I could be of
greater help to these groups," he explains. So he started doing pro
bono work for environmental firms. This led to paying jobs when his clients
saw the quality of his work. After that, he concentrated on arts and educational
"I love working with people who believe in what
they're doing and at the same time have the ability to maintain their goals,"
he says. "This includes all industries. You don't have to be a saint
to believe in what you do. It's great to solve problems for people who need
your help - coming up with visual solutions is something that comes naturally
Morris' works have won numerous design awards. He believes
this is due to his ability to give meaning to his work and holds the philosophy
that, "design isn't what something looks like, it's what people think
when they see it." He sees design as a vehicle to introduce familiar
ideas in an uncommon way.
"The only way people remember things, such as design
or any form of communication, is to make them original as well as familiar,"
he says. His design and approach are direct, changing style freely from
piece to piece, and highly communicative.
Those of us who work with San Diego Earth Day welcome
Steven to San Diego, and thank him for his contribution.
Kari Gray is the YES!Fest organizer and SDED Operations Manager.