26th Annual Earth Day Fair & Music Festival 2016
It will only happen if we work together
Earth Day Alliance will host the 26th annual Earth Day Fair & Music Festival on Sunday, April 24. The one day, free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at El Chorro Regional Park, located on Hwy One; across from Cuesta College.
Earth Day Alliance Director Sandra Marshall says “This year’s theme it will only happen if we work together underscores the importance of working together on pressing environmental conditions such as keeping global warming below two degrees Celsius, the level at which scientist say climate change will have serious detrimental effects on the human population.” Coping with the ongoing drought and creating healthy sustainable energy sources are also important Earth Day topics. Earth Day is an opportunity to connect the community with businesses, non-profit groups, schools, students and individuals and families who want to share a message, product or cause that will help us to reach such goals.
The first Earth Day took place in 1970 when pollution had reached its limit. Forty-six years later, Earth Day is celebrated around the world and used to voice the willingness of human beings to innovate and create ideas geared towards living in cooperation with our planet. With the state of the environment reliant on the cooperation of governments, businesses and the public, international Earth Day events play a significant role in inspiring action.
Exploring the Eco Market Place, Kids’ Zone, Public Square, Live Green, Holistic Village, and the Green Car Show visitors will find opportunities to help preserve the environment and learn about practical solutions they can use every day. Earth Day is also a time to celebrate our natural resources. Guest speakers will share powerful messages, local bands will perform live on two solar powered stages and a special art exhibit, Where There Once was Water, will feature photos by Brittany App. Music from the main stage will be streaming throughout the day on Central Coast Live!
In addition to the coordinating efforts of Earth Day Alliance, Information Press and community volunteers, this year’s sponsors include: Bang The Drum Brewery, BHE Renewables, Air Pollution Control District, Central Coast Clean Cities Coalition, Central Coast Live!, City of Paso Robles, ECOSLO, Information Press, New Times, Pacific Energy Company, Ride Share, Regional Transit Authority, SLO City Transit, SLO County Parks and Steve Snyder of Mc Carthy’s Cars.
As a nonprofit 501c3, the mission of the Earth Day Alliance, Inc. is to create an annual Earth Day event for San Luis Obispo County. It has successfully fulfilled its mission for twenty-six years. The Director for Earth Day 2016 is Sandra Marshall. Earth Day Alliance is located at 75 Higuera St. Suite 100 in San Luis Obispo. Weekdays office hours are 10 am to 4pm.