Envision Sustainable Tucson Festival

When:
October 26, 2014 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
2014-10-26T11:00:00-07:00
2014-10-26T16:00:00-07:00
Where:
YWCA
525 North Bonita Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85745
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Paula Schlusberg, ETSF Co-Chair; Greg Wetzel, ETSF Co-Chair
(520) 615-8218; 520) 297-1739

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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 all key sustainability issues, from solar for the home to growing food and native plants, from aquaponics to key environmental issues, and much more.
 + A “Co-op Cluster,” will feature local co-ops, including the Food Conspiracy Co-op.
 + Visionary speakers will address topics of local importance: green schools, energy, local  economy, and the local food culture.
 + In the DIY Demonstration Area, hands-on workshops will offer the opportunity to see sustainability skills in action, featuring water efficiency, solar cooking and energy applications, home energy, recycling, and more. The DIY Area will also showcase a newly dug vegetable garden that Festival volunteers are building for the YWCA.
 + Local and native foods will be featured through tastings and demonstrations.
 + In the Food Court area, delicious local food will be available for purchase.
 + The Tucson Electric Vehicle Association will be on hand with a display of electric vehicles.
The family-friendly event will include hands-on activities for all ages and a great line-up of local musicians entertaining throughout the day. Admission and parking are free.
Volunteers Welcome!  We could use your help, both before and on the day of the Festival, so please be part of making Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival a signature community event.

One response to “Envision Sustainable Tucson Festival

  1. Lots to do and experience at today’s Envision Sustainable Tucson festival (till 4 p.m), with booths on solar energy, composting, food harvesting, the food bank, etc. Food demos ongoing plus speakers. Listened to Moses Thompson, counselor at Manzo Elem. talk about his terrific ecological program which developed a national green schools award, by turning “a cloud of dust” into a greenhouse for vegetable production & aquaponics & tilapia raising, rain harvesting system, chicken coops, & teaching elem. kids to grow, harvest, sell food products to their families & the community of Barrio Hollywood. Moses hopes to extend his program to Mansfeld MS and Tucson HS this year.

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