posted on: 04/15/2013 - 4:42pm by Cosmos
Blue writes: Dear Cosmos, It’s been awhile since my family attended EarthFair, because it just kept getting more crowded while everything else seemed to stay the same. Do you think it’s worth attending this Sunday’s EarthFair?
Cosmos: It’s very easy for old hippie hounds like us to feel a sense of “been there, done that” when it comes to the 24th anniversary of the largest free Earth Day celebration in the world. Heck, back when we were pups, being green meant you were from Mars, and global climate change sounded like the stuff of science fiction.
While the San Diego EarthFair’s essential ingredients have stayed the same, the planet and ideas for preserving it are in a constant state of flux. And with over 300 exhibitors, even the most dedicated environmentalist, regardless of breed, will learn something.
The eHome exhibit area, for instance, will showcase the latest developments in alternative home-building and sustainability technologies. From the latest advances in materials to resource-saving appliances and products, there is something for everyone who wishes to reduce their carbon paw print.
And remember that Cleaner Car Concourse? The place where you’d go to see “cars of the future” that only Hollywood celebrities ever had a chance of owning and driving. Well now that area is filled with alternative fuel-powered cars almost anyone can purchase today!
But let’s not delude ourselves. The 60,000 people who regularly attend the EarthFair aren’t coming solely to learn about how to get off the grid. They are also there to browse environmentally safe clothes, sample cruelty-free personal care products, see the latest in alternative health treatments, not to mention enjoy entertainment on five different stages and nosh on the best in vegetarian cuisine in town.
So in short, if you’re like me, go for the planet, stay for the food.