EarthFair 2011

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Basic Information

Address: San Diego EarthWorks PO Box 9827 San Diego, CA 92169
Phone Number: 858-272-7370
Director: Carolyn Chase

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Environment
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: Everyone
Ages for Volunteer: 12 and up
Hours of Service: 7am - 7pm
Minimum Hours Required: 3
Days of Service: 1
Mission Statement:

San Diego EarthWorks is a committed network of volunteers in service for a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for all living things.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

San Diego EarthWorks embraces participation that increases awareness, encourages leadership and inspires action toward a healthy, prosperous and sustainable future for all living things.

Program History:

EarthFair 2011 on Sunday, April 17 - our 22nd annual event - is the world's largest free environmental fair and Earth Day celebration. Produced by volunteers and held in beautiful Balboa Park, the event features more than 350 exhibitors and hosts 50,000 - 70,000 visitors each year. Visit for details.


EarthFair 2011 - Sunday, April 17, 2011

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San Diego EarthWorks’ EarthFair 2011 will be our 21st anniversary – and the 41st anniversary of Earth Day!

Each year, the EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors. Produced by 400+ volunteers, EarthFair features

more than 350 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, entertainment

venues, the Children’s Earth Parade and energy-efficient vehicles in the Cleaner Car Concourse.


Our exhibitors are the heart of EarthFair. They represent every type of environmental

organization, governmental program and commercial enterprise with goods, services

and causes that address our environment and quality of life. Our exhibitor fees are

graduated to allow everyone to participate, from the smallest organization to the largest


It’s impossible to list everything you’ll find at EarthFair: traditional conservation organizations,

wildlife preservation groups, products made from natural and organically

grown crops, organic gardening information, alternative energy vehicles, ecotourism

opportunities, many alternative and traditional health care products and services, pet

adoption services, clean air and clean water products, rainforest preservation groups… the list goes on and on.

Special for Kids

In our Childrens’ Activity Area you’ll find crafts, games, face painting, storytelling, and

a hands-on activities for children of all ages. Activities are indended to educate, entertain

and inspire youth, in the spirit of Earth Day, This year, participants will learn to

make paper, find out about recycling, and make gift cards from recycled materials. Our

Children’s Stage features youth-oriented performances throughout the day.


EarthFair features three entertainment stages. We’ve already mentioned the Children’s

Stage, featuring music, song and storytelling aimed at the younger set. The Moon Stage (at Park and Presidents

Way) will feature a variety of contemporary music by local artists. The Folk Music Stage (by the U.N. building),

hosted by the San Diego Folk Music Heritage Society, will feature some of our city’s finest folk music artists.


Our eHome exhibit area showcases products and technologies that can make your

home more environmentally sustainable. If you’re building a new structure, or

adding to an existing home, alternative home-building technologies, such as straw

bale and steel-frame construction, will be of interest. Find out about energy- and

resource-saving products and materials, like energy-efficient appliances and low-E

windows. A wide variety of solar electric systems – available now, to help you get

off the grid – will be shown.

eARTh Gallery

Works by artists using recycled materials or showing depictions of “Endangered Spaces” in San Diego County.

will be presented next to the Children’s Area in the Pan American Plaza. If you have artwork to show and share,

please visit and click the link under the blue eARTh Gallery heading.


Food Pavilion

Tired of the nitrate-filled hot dogs and sugar-loaded sodas you usually get at large public events? Then step right

up to our Food Pavilion for a change of pace. You’ll find out-of-the-ordinary vegetarian fare that will make you

wish it was available in the park all year long.

Children’s Earth Parade


The Children’s Earth Parade (All Species Welcome) starts at 10:30 am by the

Spanish Village and marches through the Park to the Children’s Area in the

Pan American Plaza. Participants are invited to dress up as endangered species,

present their favorite earth-friendly messages, and can use any kind of alternatively

powered vehicle (everything from solar electric to ox powered vehicles

have been entered).

Do you have a group that would be interested in taking part in the parades?

Visit for more information, and to register for the