SAN DIEGO EARTH WEEK FEATURES NEW EVENTS IN 2009

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GREEN JOBS FAIR AT SDSU AND A GREEN CITY LEADERSHIP FORUM ARE NEW THIS YEAR; EARTH FAIR KICKS OFF WEEK'S ECO-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES April 17, 2009 (San Diego)—Earth Day Week in San Diego kicks off with Earth Fair 2009 in Balboa Park on Sunday, drawing more than 70,000 visitors. Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair features more than 400 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Kids’ Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the Earth Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse. Details: http://www.earthdayweb.org/EarthFair.html

In 2009, several new earth-friendly events are planned as part of San Diego’s Earth Week. In our circulation area east of I-15, San Diego State University is hosting a Green Jobs & Career workshop. With the current state of the economy and the growing Green, Clean Tech and Sustainability sectors, this workshop is a timely way for job seekers and those re-careering to network with employers, discover educational resources and learn about emerging business opportunities. Then on April 22, the America’s Finest Green City Leadership Forum is planned. Come hear from Federal, State and Local government speakers on climate change policies, available funding coming from the stimulus plan, also where we stand as a region and our plans for a sustainable future. Mayor Sanders, Donna Frye and policy leaders from the offices of Senator Barbara Boxer, Christine Kehoe, Susan Davis and others will be speaking. New speakers! Dr. Emily Young, San Diego Foundation and a representative from CleanTech.org. Heartland Coalition, publisher of East County Magazine, is a cosponsor of this event. Find details and registration links for both these events and more at http://sandiegoearthweek.com/.