EarthFair 2010: Do Your Part
Celebrating its 40-year anniversary, it’s difficult to dismiss Earth Day as just some hippie counterculture environmentalist fad anymore. So how can you do your part to reduce your carbon paw print? Well, the best place to get started is the largest free environmental fair in the world, which just happens to take place in Balboa Park this Sunday, April 18.
Marking its 20th year, EarthFair draws over 60,000 visitors to the Park to browse more than 350 vendor booths, enjoy live music on three stages, and play in a special Children’s Area that features crafts, games, face-painting, and storytelling. There’s even, thankfully, an animal-friendly food pavilion that offers healthy alternatives to the usual fair fare.
EarthFair is a great way to go beyond recycling to learn about organic gardening, eco-safe and cost-effective home improvements, the different alternative fuel vehicles available, as well as great ways to pamper yourself with natural health care products and services. You can also see all the creative things artists can do with recycled materials in the eARTh Gallery.
But Cosmos, with 60,000 bipeds coming to Balboa Park where are we supposed to park, you ask? Fear not, the EarthFair organizers have you covered with detailed instructions on taking public transportation, special lots with shuttle service, and other forms of alternate transport.
For a complete list of all the activities, music acts, participating exhibitors, and other useful info, be sure to visit www.EarthDayWeb.org.