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Earth Fest in Festival City

July 31, 2012
Category: Community Outreach


This summer Cedar City will proudly pledge to be more sustainable and hopes to extend the challenge to community businesses and residents through Earth Fest, a partnership celebration between Cedar City and Southern Utah University's Center for Sustainability created to showcase easy ways to reduce, reuse and recycle in efforts to building a more sustainable lifestyle.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday August 3, community members young and old are invited to stop by the Main Street Park by the Library to join in the celebration and learn more about sustainability.

“This occasion is designed to educate, inspire and provide opportunities for our citizens.” explains Denise Tomer, SUU’s sustainability coordinator.

Locals will enjoy a broad spectrum of festivities, both entertaining and informative: several forms of eco-friendly entertainment, the opportunity to join a national recycling initiative, outreach and education about reducing and reusing the things you already have, as well as a mass of information about the accessible "green" resources to Cedar City and Enoch residents. And games and crafting will be available for all ages, on a first come first serve basis (while supplies last).

The Southwest Utah Renewable Energy Centers’ Education Trailer (SUTREC) will also be on site for educational tours.

There will be several waste collection outfits on site as well to help responsibly dispose of household junk. Virgin Valley Recycling will be hosting an electronic waste drive (NO TV’s or large appliances). St. George's Habitat for Humanity will collect leftover Latex paint to keep it out of the landfill and put it to good use in homes for those in need. And Bryce Canyon NPS will open a propane canister recycling machine for those who wish to dispose of metal fuel containers.

Green Giveaways will also be drawn at random throughout the day.

To volunteer at Earth Fest this year or in the future, or to host an informational booth or activity highlighting your business or organization, please contact Denise Tomer at 435-586-7828. You can also visit suu.edu/sustainability to find out about Southern Utah University’s efforts toward sustainability as the University actively works to reduce its carbon footprint.

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