March/April 2014 Newsletter:

Earthfest 2014: Celebrating the Year of Zero Waste

Where: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
When: Sunday, April 13, 10AM-5PM

Join Earth Day Coalition for EarthFest 2014 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Sunday April 13 from 10am-5pm. In partnership with Mayor Frank Jackson’s SustainableCleveland 2019 initiative, the Northeast Ohio Reagional Sewer District, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and ZeroWasteNEO, this year’s EarthFest will celebrate the “Year of Zero Waste.” There will be over 250 exhibits in Zero Waste, Local and Sustainable Food, Green Home and Garden, Advanced and Renewable Energy, Clean Transportation (with Ride and Drive), Family Fun, Health and Fitness, Community Works and Environmental Science. Families will enjoy all day entertainment with eco-activities, biodiesel-powered amusement park rides, all day music, urban farm animals, pony rides, petting zoos, healthy food from local food trucks, local microbrews and vintners and much more… presented and organized by Earth Day Coalition since 1990, EarthFest is Ohio’s largest environmental education event and the longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation.

Celebrating the Year of Zero Waste:

  • Learn how to make your lifestyle less wasteful by participating in our first ever workshop series. Presented by Diane Bicket, Doreen Schreiber and Kathleen Rocco of the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District, guests will have an opportunity to learn about everything from curbside recycling, composting and how to dispose of items that are not included in curbside pickup.
  • Visit the “Ton of Trash” display to see how much garbage the average household generates in a year and what percentage of that can be recycled or composted.
  • Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op and Cleveland Bike Composting will run “Zero Emissions for Zero Waste” rickshaws to unload recycling and composting stations throughout the day. ZeroWaste NEO volunteers will be stationed at each composting/recycling area to provide educational instruction on proper composting and recycling practices.
  • K-12 students are encouraged to enter Earth Day Coalition’s annual Art, Poetry and Essay contest and explore what they can do in their households to reduce waste. Winning entries will receive free admission to EarthFest and will be invited to participate in the Welcoming Ceremonies, where they will be awarded the acclaimed Hope and Stanley Adelstein Award for Excellence, which includes a cash prize. Entry forms can be found on our website.

General Admission: $4 ages 2-11; $8 ages 12+

FREE Admission:

  • Under 2
  • Rice & park your bike in the designated bike valet parking area
  • Ride RTA’s Redline to Brookpark Rapid Station – take free EarthFest shuttle
  • Current Earth Day Coalition members
  • Teachers and their immediate family (present school ID)