Solar power at Pasadena EARTH and ARTS festival

Visit the One Fridge Off The Grid booth, see the project first hand, and talk to the inventor. All parts needed to build the off-grid solar generator will be on display. Celebrate nature, art, music, and community at Pasadena’s 12th annual Earth and Arts Festivalwww.cityofpasadena.net/earthday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at:

Memorial Park, 85 E. Holly St., at Raymond Avenue, and, across the street at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave.

Pasadena’s Earth and Arts Festival is one of the biggest free green events in Southern California with family friendly activities, exhibits and entertainment for all ages.

http://www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/earthday/

PASADENA EARTH AND ARTS FESTIVAL

The City of Pasadena and Armory Center for the Arts invites you to its 12th annual celebration of the EARTH and ARTS

From the official press release:

A huge “Eco-Marketplace” will be in Memorial Park where visitors can browse through dozens of booths by local businesses or non-profits promoting the latest in green living, energy & water efficiency, sustainable gardening, composting, organic foods, green buildings, alternative transportation, solar and renewable energy. Several City booths will be available with staff to help answer questions about waste reduction, recycling, water and energy conservation, public transit and parks.

While at the festival, please help make it a Zero Waste event by minimizing your waste and environmental impact. Recycling and composting stations will be located throughout the festival. A Sustainable Beer Garden will feature artisan brews from Pasadena’s Craftsman Brewing Company with drinks served in fully compostable, corn-based cups.

If you’re within biking distance, it will be a great day to use your bicycle or, consider taking the Metro Gold Line, www.metro.net, to the Memorial Park Station.

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1 comment for “Solar power at Pasadena EARTH and ARTS festival

  1. February 29, 2016 at 9:24 am

    From what I understand, Bermuda has done a lot of work using new and old tordaws sustainability on a resource limited island. You might want to look into what they do and then scratch the surface.Have you ever visited care2.com? It has a lot of info, numerous links, and then links to links. Don’t forget to consider solar-thermal energy assistance and use; you pre-heat water or other materials stragetically placed and/or plumbed to reduce the solar power load. A lot of folks currently reducing thier grid use and/or going off the grid are returning to 12 volt systems or sub-systems. (It is my understanding that back in the day, obviously before my day, that 12 volt electricty arrived at homes long before the current 110/220.) Also, have you ever been to cityfarmer.org? It is out of Vancouver, BC and its goal is to promote city farming in the Vancouver area and world wide. Certainly at one time, it had a board for the posting of urban farming research, papers, and the more. It also had a posting of a guy who did a paper (thesis/thesis related I think) about establishing farming capabilities in poor, urban areas with limited water access and use. His area was some place in Africa. Posted were some dimensions and drawings of some raised beds using found scrap materials for the growing of lettuces and I think it was tomatoes. The beds included different levels and a slucing system that were arrived at. Included in the discussion were alternative material suggestions, critical technical aspects about the bed dimentions and slucing system, yield discussion, and future and alternative design considerations one could/should make. I’m not sure if this board or posting still exist but, the administrator can probably get you information from the archives. Certainly in the past, this was a good site for connecting to others doing urban and other food production exploration under different conditions.

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