April 22, 2010 marked the 40th annual Earth Day. Established in 1970, Earth Day was created to spread awareness about the environment and further educate the public about eco-friendly alternatives and lifestyles. The San Diego EarthFair is our local tribute to the environment. Over 70,000 people packed into Balboa Park on Sunday April 18th to inspire local conservation efforts. Vendors and exhibitors displayed everything from organically grown and naturally-made crops and products to alternative energy vehicles. Information on traditional conservation efforts was readily available as well as pet adoption services, eco-tourism opportunities and organic gardening resources.
As bamboo is the latest in eco-friendly flooring, fencing and decorating, Backyard X-Scapes fit in perfectly with the environmentally-conscious crowd. Our display touted the finest in tiki-themed décor, including a full-scale bamboo bar with matching tiki barstools, masks and torches.
Our decorative signage was big hit, especially among the vacation-seeking weekenders.
We showed guests and tourists the benefits of eco-conscious decorating and inspired numerous tiki themed backyards with the incredible variety of fencing, bordering, lighting and accents available.
The event was a huge success for everyone involved. We were allowed the pleasure of connecting with our community through a common goal: protecting the environment we all share. It was fantastic to see the amount of young people in attendance – all eager to learn about and participate in environmental conservation.
All in all, EarthFair 2010 at Balboa Park was a huge success. Adults and children of all ages came together a learned not only why but how to keep the planet beautiful. Hopefully, the event, coupled with every vendor and exhibitors efforts to create an eco-aware community will make San Diego a greener, cleaner and healthier place for all of us.