Ventura Breeze article

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.


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