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EarthFest 2013 – April 20 at Pellissippi State Community College

EarthFestMark your calendars for EarthFest 2013! This year’s event will take place on Saturday • April 20th • 10-5 at Pellissippi State Community College’s Hardin Valley campus.

 

2013 THEME “ROOTED IN SUSTAINABILITY” ACTIVITIES:

Every year EarthFest chooses a theme. This year’s theme, Rooted in Sustainability, is meant to showcase green technologies used today that are based on older practices. We think it’s important and interesting to see the evolution of technologies we use today so we can appreciate the past, be inspired for the future and be aware for the present.  The technologies that we are demonstrating fall into the following categories.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

Every year EarthFest hosts several activities or mini-events planned by our sponsors and exhibitors. Here is a list of activities planned for 2013.

Transportation and Energy

  Bike Walk Knoxville

  Electric bikes from UT Civil & Environmental Engineering

  Solar electric

Farming and Food

  Composting with Master Gardeners

  Worm Composting with Shannon Elliot and Worm Works

  Farm techniques with John Sevier Home at Marble Springs and UT Gardens

  Canning and food preservation with UT Extension

  Creative and low waste cooking with Food Not Bombs

  Chickens with Beardsley Community Farm

  Goats with Keep Knoxville Beautiful

  Food Preservation with Danielle Haiden*

                   (*Demonstrations at 10:40 am, 11:40 am, 12:40 pm, 1:40 pm, and 2:40 pm)

Crafts

  Sewing and quilting with Knoxville Modern Quilt Guild

  Pottery, weaving, woodworking and broom making with Berea College Student Crafts

  Soap making with Rainwater Farms

Home

  Make Your Own Herbal and Natural House Cleaning Products with Erin’s Meadow Herb Farm*

                   (*Demonstration at 1:00 pm)

  Green parenting

  Energy-efficient clothes-washing

  Natural cleaners

YOUTH LEARNING AND ACTIVITY AREA:

EarthFest is a family friendly event. This year we have lots of activities planned for young folks. Among them:

  • T-shirt tote making
  • Newspaper planters for young gardeners
  • Pet rock station
  • Clothespin magnets making

CLEAN FUEL SHOWCASE:

Every year the East Tennessee Clean Fuel Coalition invites car sellers, owners, and enthusiasts to showcase vehicles that run on clean fuels or a blend of alternative fuels. Among them this year there will be:

  • A Jeep Wrangler (converted to electricity)
  • Mazda Miata (converted to electricity)
  • Bernardi (converted to electricity)
  • VW Beetle (biodiesel)
  • VW Golf (biodiesel)
  • Ford F-250 (propane)
  • Chevy Volt (extended range)

OTHER ON-SITE MINI-EVENTS:

Posted: April 14, 2013