Earth day event to focus on
educating local kids and families
Join in the celebration of Mother Earth, life, and green living at the
5th annual Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest, to be held at the beautiful
seaside Promenade Park on Saturday April 14, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Expected to attract over 6,000 attendees, its largest crowd ever, the
event is made possible by the many sponsors, exhibitors, and volunteers
who have made this event a success.
On Monday Nov. 14, 2011, the Ventura City Council presented the
“Environmental Hero” award to the Ventura Charter School of Arts and
Global Education for past and future environmental community efforts at
the Earth Day Eco Fest. Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest is hosted by the
Ventura Charter School of Arts and Global Education
(www.venturacharterschool.org), in cooperation with the City of Ventura.
The event provides a smorgasbord of family-friendly music,
entertainment, education, and storytelling, as well as a multitude of
activities such as crafts, games, face painting, and a scavenger hunt.
Including a Ventura Breeze booth featuring free face painting and
children’s crafts. There’s also a silent auction and raffle with prizes
worth thousands of dollars. New for 2012, the event will be held in
conjunction with a five kilometer “green” fun run, scheduled to end
near Promenade Park.
“Our Earth Day festival is primarily geared toward children and their
families. In addition to providing engaging entertainment, the event
organizers are committed to help kindle awareness and appreciation for
the Earth's natural environment, as well as provide a showcase for
local businesses engaged in green technologies and approaches to
sustainable living,” says Toni Guy, festival chairperson.
Profits from the day-long event go toward funding enrichment programs
for kindergarten through eighth-grade students at the Ventura Charter
School, a tuition-free public school. For more information visit www.venturaearthday.org
from Earth Day to Home Page
|For more insightful
articles about the Ventura community,
be sure to
pick-up your free copy of the Ventura
Breeze at a newstand
here to read online.