Visit Pima County’s “Greenville” at Tucson Meet Yourselfby Pima County News on Oct. 05, 2012, under air pollution, children, Environmental Quality, Water
Pima County brings Greenville to Tucson Meet Yourself, Friday, Oct. 12, to Sunday, Oct. 14. Greenville, the sustainability corner, will have games for kids and more in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
“Greenville will give folks a chance to have some fun while expanding their inner green,” says Beth Gorman, Pima County, Senior Program Manager for Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. “Take a turn at our ‘Wheel of Wisdom’ to learn interesting green facts, try to beat the clock with our ‘Ways for Waste’ recycling game, or even show your artistic side by coloring environmentally-themed art.”
Sustainability means more than recycling cans and bottles, the Greenville runway will host the first-ever “green” fashion shows at Tucson Meet Yourself, with vintage clothing from local stores. Shows are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday afternoons. And there will be demonstrations about composting and saving “green” through energy conservation. In addition, a storyteller will encourage kids to save water with Drusilla the Drought Dragon.
Three other efforts to enhance the quality of life in Pima County will be featured at the Pima County Pavilion. The big tent provides great shade where festival participants can meet animals to adopt from Pima Animal Care Center, check out sports and entertainment options available at Kino Sports Complex, or discover The Loop with Pima County Bike Ambassadors.
Be sure to check the festival schedule for fun interactive displays at our stage: contests for kids, dog training 101, bike fixes, demos from sports personalities, and more.
Thanks to the generosity of Bicycle Inter-Community Art and Salvage (BICAS), bicycle valet service will be available next to the pavilion for a secure place to park bikes.
For more information on this year’s festival, check out: www.tucsonmeetyourself.org.
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