23rd Annual Tucson Earth Day 2017


    The 2017 Tucson Earth Day will be held in collaboration with the Tucson Children’s Museum.

    Gear Up for Planet Protection • April 22, 2017

    Gear up to have a blast at the 23rd Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival downtown in collaboration with the Children’s Museum Tucson on Saturday, April 22, 10am-2pm. Celebrate Earth’s spectacular resources, play games and take challenges while learning about ways to protect our planet. As always, this family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

      “It’s been many years since we’ve had the Tucson Earth Day Festival at the Children’s Museum and Armory Park and we’re excited to be able to offer free admission to the museum all day,” said Georgia Armstrong, Committee Chair of the event. Note that for admittance into the museum, adults must be accompanied by a child and children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

     April is Bike Fest month and event hosts are encouraging people to ride their bicycles to the event and park them at the free bike valet parking area. Kids can challenge themselves by participating in the bike obstacle course, and can get a free helmet from the Pima County Bicycle and Pedestrian Program as supplies last. For those who don’t ride their bikes or don’t want to drive downtown, the Sun Link Streetcar and Ronstadt Transit Center are only a couple of blocks away.

     Fun and Engaging Exhibits: Engage in fun hands-on activities while getting smarter about alternate modes of transportation, renewable energy, land and water conservation, native plants, invasive species, air quality, climate resiliency, sustainability, alternative fueled vehicles, and more. Decorate your bike, ride in a bike obstacle course, and discover how helping the planet helps you too!

     Exhibitors: Register your eco-themed booths online at tucsonearthday.org by April 7. Registration is free, but you need to bring your own canopy, tables and chairs.

     Sponsors: Financial sponsorship allows the Tucson Earth Day Festival to be free and open to the entire community while offering excellent publicity for organizations. Visit tucsonearthday.org to learn more.

     Volunteers: We need volunteers to help with operations the day of the event. Click on tucsonearthday.org for details and contact information.

     For more information on the Tucson Earth Day Festival, visit tucsonearthday.org, call (520) 329-0711 or e-mailtucsonearthday@yahoo.com. Find us on Facebook at Tucson Earth Day Festival.


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


    1. Dropped by the Earth Day festival, and arrived to see/hear a children’s mariachi group performing. Visited booths by T.E.P., Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Tucson Water, Bear Essential News, and lots of solar companies and county departments. Nice to see so many families learning about the environment and ecology, clean air, bicycling.

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