Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) announces that the 6th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will go on as scheduled this Saturday but will be held indoors due to the forecast for inclement weather. “The Fair will be moved indoors but will still offer the same great exhibits, live music, children’s activities, demonstrations and food as we would have offered outside. We encourage everyone who would have attended the outdoor Fair to visit us indoors,” says Terri LeGrand, Board Chair for PEA. The event is free.
PEA respectfully requests the assistance of the media to help us let Piedmont residents know that we have moved the Fair indoors for the safety and comfort of our exhibitors, volunteers and visitors.
Visitors should enter Gate 5 off of Deacon Blvd in order to park close to the Education Building. Follow signs for free parking.
The Piedmont Earth Day Fair will feature:
Over 120 exhibits offering a wide range of environmental topics, sustainable solutions, and local initiatives.
The Green Scene Investigation children’s program for ages 4-12, including a scavenger hunt, crafts, games and activities [click here for details]
Children’s entertainment throughout the day on a special stage [click here for show times]
Twenty minute in-depth demonstrations on a variety of interesting and informative topics [click here for the schedule]
Live music all day on the main stage featuring an eclectic mix ranging from acoustic rock and bluegrass, to soul and Latin [click here for the schedule of performers]
Delicious all-natural food and drinks for sale from local eateries who care about the planet [click here for details]
Used electronic equipment drop off for recycling, compliments of Goodwill -- drive up and drop off
Paper document drop-off for shredding and recycling, compliments of the Better Business Bureau -- drive up and drop off
A Zero Waste Challenge designed to completely eliminate waste from the Fair going to the landfill. [Learn more here.]
Additional information about the Fair can be found on the Piedmont Environmental Alliance website.
About the Piedmont Earth Day Fair
The sixth annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held in the Education Building on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum Complex on Saturday, April 16, 2011, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Piedmont Earth Day Fair is a family friendly outdoor event designed to offer guests multiple solutions for protecting the environment. The Fair features over 120 exhibits on a wide range of environmental topics, sustainable solutions, and local initiatives. Also offered are children’s activities, live music, demonstrations, all-natural food and more. Admission is free. Parking is free. More info: http://www.peanc.org/earth-day-fair
About Piedmont Environmental Alliance
Piedmont Environmental Alliance, Inc. (PEA) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization formed to facilitate environmental sustainability in the Piedmont Triad community through education, networking and outreach. PEA has become the leading regional source of information and inspiration on environmental sustainability. The organization supports local environmental groups and green businesses by promoting their work, products, and services, and facilitating networking opportunities. By bringing together local citizens, nonprofit organizations, businesses, schools and governments, PEA hopes to inform children and adults how to make sustainable choices – choices that create a positive impact on the planet. For more information about PEA, please visit www.peanc.org or contact Terri LeGrand at tlegrand@peaNC.org.