14th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival and Parade

14th Annual Tucson Earth Day Festival & Parade
Saturday, April 19, 2008

TUCSON, Arizona -The 14th Annual Tucson Day Festival is scheduled for
Saturday, April 19, 2008 at a new location in Reid Park off of Country
Club Road. The Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and the Parade starts at
10:00 a.m. This year we are merging the Earth Day Festival and the Clean
Air Fair into one great Earth Day event! Celebrating this merger, the
theme this year is “All Species Need Clean Air!”

The event features environmentally themed exhibits, music,
performances, and food vendors. There will also be art contests and
recycling collections. Admission is free, and all exhibits include
hands-on environmental activities for children. Exhibitors with
environmental information on a variety of topics and programs provide
education and demonstrations for adults as well.

The Tucson Earth Day Festival has added many new and exciting
activities including:

● Clean Air Auto Show check out vehicles that run on alternative
fuels such as biodiesel, compressed natural gas, electric, ethanol,
propane and waste vegetable oil. Ask the experts how you can start using
a cleaner fuel in your vehicle to keep the air clean for all species.

● The Solar Car Competition features model solar electric cars and
houses designed and constructed by middle school students.

● As part of the Clean Air festivities, you can Bike to The Zoo
and get FREE admission to the Reid Park Zoo by wearing your safety
helmet. Free bike valet parking is also available for those who bike to
the Earth Day Festival.

New this year is an All Species Procession as part of the always
exciting Earth Day Parade. Dress up as your favorite plant, animal, bird
or insect. Or decorate your hybrid or biodiesel vehicle and join the
parade- a new category! Businesses, government agencies, youth groups
and families are all invited to join the parade. It’s free and you can
win great prizes.

Come celebrate Earth Day with us on Saturday, April 19th and remember
Earth Day is Everyday! For more information, visit

Contact: Pamela Beilke, Co-Chair
(520) 975-9426

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