5th Annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival

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From their FB page:
At this family-friendly event, meet community organizations and companies that are creating a sustainable future for our city and region. Enjoy exhibits that highlight their work and get involved through hands-on activities and learning experiences. Explore key sustainability issues, covering everything from solar for the home to growing food and native plants, from preparing for heat emergencies to environmental concerns, and much more.

Festival Highlights:
* the starting point for PAG Solar Partnership’s Solar Tour — pick up your tour map at the Solar Partnership table and visit a great selection of solar-powered homes.
* an expanded display of electric vehicles, presented by Tucson Electric Vehicle Association, with owners and other TEVA members available to answer your questions.
* Southern Arizona Green Chamber of Commerce presenting its Climate Leadership Challenge awards
* the “Co-op Cluster,” featuring local co-ops, including the Food Conspiracy Co-op and Vantage West Credit Union
* the kick-off event for 10West, a weeklong celebration of local innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship
* the annual Green School Recognition, which goes this year to Davis Bilingual Magnet School, with a multi-faceted program that integrates school gardening, aquaponics (in the school library), and ecology education with classroom learning.
* the next generation of sustainability leaders, represented by students from Drachman Montessori Magnet, last year’s Green School Recognition recipient, and teens from Changemaker Academy, sharing their work for environmental justice

The Festival will showcase many features of sustainable living in Tucson and our desert Southwest.
* demonstrations of local and native food preparation
* Citizens for Solar’s demonstrations of solar cooking
* visionary speakers
* local food, including non-GMO options, available for purchase
* hands-on activities, including preparing “seed calaveras” (skulls)
* local musicians entertaining through the day.

Admission is free, and there’ll be plenty of free parking. Or, come (sustainably) by bike and park securely with Living Streets Alliance and their Bike Valet.

For more information, visit the Festival website www.envisiontucsonsustainable.org

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