Earth Day Festival and Parade seeks entrants, exhibitorsby Pima County News on Jan. 09, 2012, under air pollution, children, Health, Pima County, Solar Energy, Southern Arizona, Tucson, youth
Pima County, Ariz. (Jan. 9, 2012) – Parade entrants and exhibitors are being sought for the 18th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade Saturday, April 21, 2012.
The registration deadline for exhibitors and parade entries is March 30, 2012.
The festival is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Reid Park, off Country Club Road north of 22nd Street. The Parade starts at 10 a.m. The theme of the 2012 Festival is “It’s in Your Hands.”
The festival and parade are open to non-profit organizations, private businesses, government agencies, clubs, families, youth groups and community groups.
Exhibits should provide information on environmental products or issues such as water conservation, water quality, air quality, household hazardous waste, sustainability or other “eco” topics, according to festival spokeswoman Flo Wooters. She can be reached in Tucson at 206-8814 or email@example.com
Parade entrants should share friendly messages about “eco issues.” They can reflect the parade theme “It’s in Your Hands.” Environmentally themed floats must be human-powered or use alternate fuel.
The Earth Day Festival will include an Alternate-Fuel Vehicle Exhibit. It’s open to any vehicle, bike or motorcycle that runs on clean fuels such as biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, ethanol, propane and or waste vegetable oil.
At the 2012 Festival, middle school students will show off their model solar car race and solar house design skills.
Kits for this competition are available from the Society of Women Engineers at www.swetucson.org/solar.