Register as an exhibitor, artist or parade entrant for the Earth Day Festival and Water Festival on April 21by Pima County News on Mar. 05, 2013, under Environmental Quality, Kino Sports Complex, Pima County, Pima County bonds, Solar Energy, Southern Arizona, Sustainability and Conservation, Tucson
Share your eco-friendly message for Earth Day at the Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade in combination with the Water Festival on Sunday, April 21, 2013. The event 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 registration deadline for exhibitors and parade entries is March 29, 2013.
In its 19th year, the Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade with the theme Green Planet, Green Future is partnering with the 4th Annual Water Festival, presented by Tucson Arts Brigade.
Who’s invited? Non-profit organizations, private businesses, government agencies, clubs, families, artists, schools, youth groups and community groups who have an eco-friendly message to share.
Sponsors have the opportunity to receive advertising benefits and recognition for their stewardship at each or both festivals. Businesses are encouraged to apply early to maximize their advertising benefits.
Exhibits should provide information on environmental products or issues such as water conservation, water quality, air quality, household hazardous waste, habitat conservation, sustainability or other “eco” topics. Exhibitors should provide engaging, hands-on activities with take-away information about how to preserve earth’s resources for our children of the future. In addition, the Earth Day Festival features a Farmer’s Market and The Water Festival features water-inspired entertainment and workshops.
Parade entrants should share eco-friendly messages and can reflect the parade theme “Green Planet, Green Future.” Environmentally themed floats must be human-powered or use alternate fuel.
Alternate-Fuel Vehicle Exhibitors featured at the Earth Day Festival can show how their auto, bike or motorcycle runs on clean fuels such as biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electricity, ethanol, propane and even waste vegetable oil.
The Model Solar Race Car/Solar House Competition is open to middle school students who will show off their design and construction skills. Kits for this competition are available from the Society of Women Engineers at www.swetucson.org/solar.
Art Show, “The Vibe” Live Art Happenings, and the Design for Water Solutions Contest, featured at The Water Festival, invites artists to display or activate their water-inspired visual, performing and literary arts, plus compete for a winning creative proposal for a water solution, voted on by a panel of judges and festival attendees.
The 3-mile Walk for Water, also featured at The Water Festival and presented by Aveda Institute, invites people to walk to raise funds for water in impoverished nations, where three miles is the distance that women need to walk to provide water for their families.
For more info and registration for The Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade, go to www.tucsonearthday.org, call (520) 206-8814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Find the festival on Facebook at Tucson Earth Day Festival.
To register at The Water Festival, go to www.WaterFestivalTucson.org, call (520) 623-2119 or e-mail info@WaterFestivalTucson.org. Find the festival on Facebook at The Water Project.