CSUSB To Host Ecofest Event

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–– California State University, San Bernardino will host a day of fun and education to raise public awareness about the many facets of earth-friendly, sustainable living. The inaugural EcoFest 2012 will be held on Friday, April 6, from noon-10 p.m. on the lawn in front of the Pfau Library.

Cal State San Bernardino’s EcoFest will showcase solutions to the environmental issues that confront our society.  The daylong family festival, open to the public, is a celebration of the ideas that one person can make a difference and that cooperation makes almost anything possible, especially when it’s good for our planet.

The Sustainable Living Roadshow, a traveling eco-carnival that educates through entertainment on topics such as resource conservation, alternative energy sources and recycling, will join with various CSUSB departments and organizations in presenting the event. There will also be a “Green Marketplace,” offering local resources for home, transportation, art and alternative health and healing.

EcoFest also will feature live music, guest speakers, vendors, games, workshops, films, food and much more.

Among the interactive attractions at EcoFest will be:

Solar and Biofuel Powered Main Stage

The main stage will feature a sound system powered by solar panels and a biodiesel generator. Live music and performers will give festival attendees plenty of reasons to feel great about the reduced carbon footprint

Conscious Carnival

Step right up! Step right up! The Conscious Carnival spotlights fun and interactive eco-themed games of chance, where visitors will have the opportunity to learn about recycling, alternative fuels and other environmental topics.

Awakened Art Garden

A truly one-of-a-kind art garden exhibit will be created using recycled and natural materials.

Eco-Info Zone

The Eco-Info Zone will offer literature about recycling, starting a garden, converting your home to solar, composting and a range of other topics.

Creation Station

Eco-themed arts and crafts projects are the focus of the Creation Station, where guests can create their own

eco-craft souvenirs.

Health and Healing Moroccan Tent

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about alternative health modalities and resources at the majestic Health and Healing Moroccan Tent, where they can take a yoga class, learn to meditate or get a massage to spend the rest of the day feeling refreshed.

Admission to EcoFest is free. Complimentary parking for this event is available in parking lots G and H.

For more information, visit any of the following websites: Ecofest.csusb.edu, Facebook.com/csusbecofest or Twitter.com/csusbecofest, The Ecofest information line is  (909) 537-3935 and e-mail address is Ecofest@csusb.edu.

For more information about Cal State San Bernardino, visit the university’s Office of Public Affairs at (909) 537-5007 and visit news.csusb.edu.

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