Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo 2008 Takes "Going Green" to The Next Level, Offering Truly Green Education For The Entire Family -- Inspiring Change For Our Future

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Learn how to be part of the solution at this two-day event filled with fun, education and entertainment. Attendees will experience visual and hands on enrichment demonstrations, get their bodies moving, sample great tasting healthy organic foods and visit over 200 exhibitor booths. Adults and children alike, will be entertained, educated and inspired to take action for making a difference for a healthier body, and a sustainable future.

Learn how to be part of the solution at this two-day event filled with fun, education and entertainment. Attendees will experience visual and hands on enrichment demonstrations, get their bodies moving, sample great tasting healthy organic foods and visit over 200 exhibitor booths. Adults and children alike, will be entertained, educated and inspired to take action for making a difference for a healthier body, and a sustainable future.

Whole Children Whole Planet -- http://www.wcwpexpo.com -- Imagine an event where Amy Brenneman discusses how toxic chemical and environmental pollutants affect children; Ed Begley, Jr. inspires hope for the future, while signing copies of his new book Living Like Ed; and Erin Gray gets everybody moving, as she leads an interactive freestyle hula-hoop extravaganza -- Hoopnotica!

All of this and much more await you at this year's Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo, the premier natural parenting and family expo, taking place May 17-18, 2008 at Highland Hall Waldorf School in Northridge.

Explore an eco-village filled with hands-on learning experiences; visit the STAR Eco-Station's award-winning walk-through rainforest; learn about sustainable living practices, science (solar and wind power, etc.), music and art -- an adventure for all ages.

Other highlights of the weekend include environmentally safe and natural products; a food court with healthy, tasty treats; 200 exhibitors; raffle giveaways and three stages with education and entertainment.

The Main Stage features celebrities, authors and experts sharing their wisdom about natural health, holistic medicine and environmental issues. Panel discussions provide a forum for experts to weigh in on the hot-button topics of the day. Scheduled speakers include Ed Begley Jr, Amy Brenneman, Betsy Chasse (What The Bleep Do We Know?), Anna Getty, Jay Gordon, M.D., Lisa Garr (The Aware Show), Councilman Greig Smith, Bill Stierie (From Scott Baio's 46 and Pregnant show) and other special guests.

The Whole Foods Market Sponsored Celebrity Kitchen spotlights celebrities, natural gourmet chefs and company owners sharing information about nutrition, organic foods and global issues, in an informal kitchen setting. Scheduled speakers include Sandra Tsing Loh, Cambria Gordon (co-author The Down-To-Earth Guide to Global Warming/Laurie David), Chef Sue Campbell, Dr. Richard Visser, Gay Brown (Greenopia) …

The Yoga, Reading & Music Stage presents celebrities and authors reading children's books, musical performances, interactive theater groups and yoga demonstrations. Scheduled performers include The Miracle Project Kids - Miracles on the Move, a group of special needs children from the Award-Winning documentary Autism: The Musical, FoodPlay, an Emmy Award-winning theatrical production about nutrition and health; Rhythm Child, an interactive percussion group that encourages creativity and musical expression among kids and adults; and the Ohmies, a participatory theatrical experience that merges world music, yoga and creative problem solving techniques.

Whole Children, Whole Planet Expo takes place 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. and Sun., May 17-18 at Highland Hall Waldorf School, 17100 Superior St., Northridge, 91325. For information, call (818) 781-8989 or visit http://www.wcwpexpo.com.

Tickets are $10 single day, $12 two-day pass for adults; $8 single day, $10 two-day pass for seniors; $5 single day and $7 two-day pass for children 12-18 years. Free for children 12 and younger.

The first 200 people to purchase tickets will receive a free gift. Tickets are available on line or by phone through Brown Paper Tickets, the first and only fair trade ticketing service. Call (800) 838-3006

WCWP Expo is the brainchild of Kathy Arnos, a California-based mother, author and producer, who recognized a need for guidance and education in the community. "My hope is that the Expo offers families a type of handbook for building positive role models, both within children, and adults, which will help create empowered balanced families, and a healthier planet for our future."

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