EarthFest 2013 set to celebrate advanced and renewable energy with a dramatic onsite wind turbine and energy center display at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio on Sunday, April 21
The 2013 EarthFest is scheduled for Sunday, April 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be held at a different location this year. This year’s venue will be the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds located in Berea, Ohio. Partnering with “Sustainable Cleveland 2019”, this year’s theme is EarthFest 2013: Celebrating Advanced and Renewable Energy.
“This incredible opportunity for EarthFest 2013 offers us a venue that will showcase the Fairgrounds’ recently installed 500-kW wind turbine, solar array and brand new Energy Center Museum (scheduled to open in March 2013) as part of this year’s advanced and renewable energy theme,” says Earth Day Coalition Executive Director Scott Sanders.
Originally organized in 1990 by Earth Day Coalition, EarthFest (which is Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation) has had its home at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. This 23 year partnership has enabled EarthFest to reach thousands of people with the message of green living and environmental stewardship.
“This year continues our 24-year tradition of collaboration, celebrating our successes with exhibits from numerous partnerships with local institutions and businesses. The Fairgrounds will provide us with expanded exhibit and activity space and the unique energy exhibit opportunities made possible by the Cuyahoga County wind turbine and Energy Center Museum,” says Sanders.
“We are looking forward to deepening our community collaborations and this partnership with Earth Day Coalition and EarthFest allows us to collectively advance the transition to clean renewable energy and awareness of environmental initiatives,” Says Joanne Scudder, Director of Sustainability with the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds and board member of the Cuyahoga County Agricultural Society which oversees fairground operations.
Each year, over 1,000 volunteers, 200 exhibitors give their time and money to insure the success of EarthFest. Their reward is the up to 50,000 attendees who come to learn more about the people, organizations, companies, initiatives, practices, services and products that define northeast Ohio as a global leader in sustainability and a great place to live and work.
With a much larger area to work with, some new additions are planned including food trucks, sale of green products, alternative fuel vehicle and bicycle test drives, wind turbine and Energy Museum tours, bike parking, more hands on exhibits, and other surprises and fun for the whole family.
Another popular EarthFest tradition will be the annual Art, Poetry and Essay contest which has involved thousands of children and teens. This year, the winners of the Hope and Stanley Adelstein Art, Poetry and Essay contest and their families will be invited to join Earth Day Coalition, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and additional local dignitaries in the Welcoming Ceremonies at EarthFest.
Along with the Advanced and renewable Energy display scheduled under the wind turbine, many other exhibit areas are planned including: Clean Transportation, Local and Sustainable Foods, Environmental Science, Community Works, Green Home Improvement, Lawn and Garden and Family Fun. Attendees will have a chance to learn more about safe home products and new conservation methods that can utilize the new advanced energy sources while reducing emissions and maximizing overall efficiency.
Earth Day Coalition and EarthFest 2013 is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District is also a key sponsor.
For exhibitor, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities please contact Earth Day Coalition Events and Marketing Coordinator Christina Yoka email@example.com or (216) 281-6468 ext. 231 for more information. Exhibitor applications, Art Poetry and Essay Contest brochures and all developing event details will be available online at www.earthdaycoalition.org.