EarthFair2014.pngSan Diego is celebrating Earth Day a few days after the iconic date, but that does not mean the city is skimping on eco-friendly activities. This year, the 25th annual EarthFair will take place on Sunday, April 27. EarthFair is put on by about 400 volunteers and has many activities for the average 60,000 visitors that attend every year. This year, expect more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, five entertainment venues, a children’s earth parade, the eARTh gallery art show, a Cleaner Car Concourse, a children’s activity area and a food pavilion. EarthFair is a great opportunity for attendees to learn about the environment and how to take care of it. The exhibitors consist of organizations and programs that offer goods, services and causes that pertain to the environment and eco-friendly practices. The exhibitors include wildlife preservation and traditional conservation groups, resources like organic gardening information and clean air and water products and more. Be sure to stop by the eHome exhibit, which showcases products and technologies that makes homes more sustainable, and the Cleaner Car Concourse, which displays vehicles that run on alternative fuel. The fair also teaches attendees about the environment through creativity and entertainment. Events such as the eARTh Gallery and the children’s earth parade focus on endangered species in creative ways, while the children’s activity area will have fun crafts that help teach kids about the importance of recycling and visiting wild areas without disturbing the environment. The goal of EarthFair this year is to be zero-waste event, with 30 stations of black, blue and green containers and volunteers to make sure the right waste goes in the right bin. EarthFair also recommends finding alternative transportation (leave your car at home) because parking spaces are very limited. Use San Diego’s buses or trolleys instead. EarthFair takes place at Balboa Park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Companies and programs can still register to be an exhibitor here. Those interested in volunteering can register here.