This year’s 5th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival will take place October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue. Designed to be as much a community Expo as it is a Festival, the event is dedicated to promoting all aspects of sustainability in Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival will feature local organizations and companies with exhibits on key sustainability issues, from solar for the home to urban agriculture, from green homes to water efficiency, from recycling to school gardens, and much more. Many exhibitors will be demonstrating applicable sustainability skills in action. In recognition of National Co-op Month, the Festival will again include the “Co-op Cluster.” Organized by the Food Conspiracy Co-op, this area will showcase local co-ops using this sustainable business model.
Partnering with the Festival, the Tucson Electric Vehicle Association will display a wide variety of electric vehicles. Throughout the day, local and native foods will be featured in food preparation demonstrations. Visionary speakers will address topics of local importance. The Annual Green School Recognition will again honor a local school providing education and actions promoting sustainability. And we will dedicate Phase 2 of the vegetable garden that Festival volunteers created last year for the YWCA.
This family-friendly event will include hands-on activities for all ages. In the Food Court area, delicious local food will be available for purchase. Admission and parking are free.
This year Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival is also introducing the Sustainability Weekend. The Festival welcomes our partner PAG Solar Partnership, which will be hosting a Solar Tour on October 17 and then participating in the Festival the next day. Details will be on the Festival website.
Come to the Festival: Get more involved, find new tools for a more sustainable life, and share your own vision of a sustainable community.
Volunteers Needed & Welcome! We need your help, both before and on the day of the Festival, so please share your skills and become part of making Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival a signature community event. There are many different opportunities; check out the Volunteer page on the website:http://envisiontucsonsustainable.weebly.com/volunteers.html
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Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival Chair