ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
A Community Event for a Bright Future
By Clinton MacKillop
Envision Tucson Sustainable announces the 2nd annual Envision
Tucson Sustainable festival. The festival will take place at Reid Park on
Sunday, October 21st, 2012, from 9am 5pm. All ages are welcome.
Festival planners invite individuals and families to participate in a day of
fun while exploring Tucson’s sustainable culture. The festival will promote
the people, organizations, and companies in Tucson who provide services,
education, and resources to help us achieve a sustainable future for our
The main focus of the festival this year is sustainable, secure food and
agriculture for Tucson and Southern Arizona. This event will kick off a week
of events in Tucson celebrating Food Day, a nationwide event promoting
healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Food vendors will feature locally
sourced, organic refreshments. This year the Festival will also include a
special feature: a Non-GMO Food Zone. In addition, in keeping with the
theme, the festival will include practical information on aquaponics, an
innovative, energy- and water-saving system of food production that fully
integrates raising fish and growing vegetables, herbs, or other plants.
Throughout the festival, exhibits, demonstrations, and speakers will address
many facets of a sustainable life, from energy and green business to health,
from organic gardening to the homes we live in. The festival will be solar
powered, as it was last year, and will include extensive opportunities to
learn about solar power for home or business.
A large family activity area will feature Rexie, the T-Rex Museum’s
sustainability spokes-kid. Children will be able to hunt for and keep
fossils from hundreds of millions of years ago.
The Festival is free and open to the public.
More info: http://tucsonsustainable.org/ or their Facebook page:www.facebook.com/EnvisionTucsonSustainable
Contact: Samuel Breidenbach
Phone: (520) 289-4149
I attended this festival last year and got lots of information about organic food, solar options, water resources. We all need to think about what sustainability means to us in this Southwest Desert, with our limited water and rainfall.