Go green in San Diego

Go green in San Diego

Anyone interested in being a little more eco-friendly might want to consider being in San Diego on April 19th. You can head over to Balboa Park at 10am for a day of fun, which will not cost you a penny to attend.

The EarthFair is the largest event of its kind in the world and 2015 is the 26th year that it has been staged. It is estimated that around 60,000 visitors descend on the park each year for this event, so make sure that you get there early.

400 volunteers are responsible for organizing the day and making sure that it runs smoothly. With a total of more than 300 exhibitors, different theme areas, a food hall, activities for children, no less than five entertainment venues, a parade and an art show, you will not be stuck for something to do.

Which exhibitors can you expect to see on the day? All organizations and companies that have a green focus can be found here. There will be plenty of greener products for you to find out about and a whole range of environmentally-friendly services.

You might be wondering what the kids can get up to on the day. They will be able to take part in crafts, games and other hands-on activities; find out all about recycling and why it is important; learn how to make paper and make gift cards; and there will be entertainments aimed at children.

There will be five stages for entertainments and one of these is the children’s stage. There will also be a Moon stage and a Sun stage, where you will be able to spend a little time listening to local musicians.

Make sure that you give the eHome exhibition area a try. Here you can find out just how easy it is to make your home a little more environmentally friendly. You can find out about green building techniques and different ways to save energy.

The work of San Diego artists will feature heavily in the eARTh gallery. The art uses recycled materials and you can expect to see some familiar subjects. When you have had enough of browsing you can simply pop next door to the food pavilion. The food served is for vegetarians and it is far healthier than the fast food you get at most events.

The parade is something that should not be missed. This starts early in the day, at around 10.30am, in the Spanish Village. It will work its way through the park and head to the Children’s Area. Those who are taking part are encouraged to dress up as an endangered species to help to get the message across to visitors.

The event also has a zero-waste policy and everything you throw away here will be either recycled, composted or reused in some way. With tons of waste expected, this is no mean feat!