Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Festival Earth - April 25, 2009

Festival Earth

What is Festival Earth?

A festival created to highlight local environmental and sustainability issues; a resource for Tulsans who want to change behavior by adopting a more sustainable lifestyle and a means to encourage people to have a long-term involvement with their environment Festival Earth invites you to become part of the ever-expanding green marketplace! This is an exceptional opportunity for your products and services to be embraced by individuals seeking out Tulsa's green alternatives. Help us give them the tools to enjoy a healthier way of life... please join us in hosting this 'party for a purpose' to further Tulsa's efforts in responsible economic growth and environmental stewardship.

Location: Centennial Park at 6th & Peoria

Date/Time: Saturday, April 25, 12-5pm

How can you participate?

Farmers/Growers... you are invited to participate in our Farmer's Market at no cost to you!

Businesses... you are invited to setup a booth along 'Green Street' for $200!

Non-Profit Organizations... you are invited to setup a booth along 'Green Street' for $100!

How do you register?
By contacting Kelly Fiddner, Event Manager, at 918.496.9336 or kfiddner@rendabroadcasting.com.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Earth Hour 2009 - What Will You Be Doing?

Cuddling up with your loved ones and admiring the stars in the night sky or organising a treasure hunt in the dark? At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, people from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for one hour - Earth Hour - and cast their vote for action on climate change. Anybody can participate and join together with millions of people across the globe celebrating Earth Hour.

Earth Hour is about taking simple steps everyday that collectively reduce carbon emissions - from businesses turning off their lights when their offices are empty to households turning off appliances rather than leaving them on standby.

Here are 10 different ways to spend Earth Hour and reduce your carbon footprint:

1. Attend a local Earth Hour event or organise your own by throwing an Earth Hour street party with your neighbours
2. Gather family & friends for a night picnic in your local park and look at the stars
3. Enjoy a family dinner by candlelight
4. Organise a treasure hunt in the dark
5. Take the dog for a night walk
6. Have a candle-lit bath
7. Sit in the dark and share stories
8. Organise a family night playing board games
9. Share a romantic night in with your loved one
10. Upload your 'on the night' photos and videos to flickr and YouTube respectively, and then add them to the Earth Hour flickr group and the global YouTube Group.

Earth Hour Executive Director, Andy Ridley, is encouraging people to participate in whatever way they choose and to think beyond the hour.

"There are no hard and fast rules surrounding participation in Earth Hour. We only ask that you flick that switch and have fun doing whatever you choose to do during that time.

Make Earth Hour work for you. Families with young children should feel free to turn their lights off earlier than 8:30 p.m. and for those having too much fun in the dark during the hour, don't feel you have to limit yourself to one hour and switch back on at 9:30 p.m."

To find out more about Earth Hour, visit the official website www.earthhour.org, sign up and join millions of people in more than 1,400 cities and towns in 80 countries throughout the world by turning off your lights for one hour at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28.