Rogue Valley Earth Day 2013
“Take the Next Step”
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 11 AM – 4 PM
On the grounds of ScienceWorks Museum
1500 East Main Street, Ashland
Rogue Valley Earth Day is a joyful, annual celebration for all ages to learn about environmental stewardship and build community in a fun and inspirational setting. Admission is free.
- Visit over 70 Exhibits to learn about energy conservation, solid waste reduction, local food and farms, green products and building materials, renewable electricity sources, transportation alternatives, and much more.
- Enjoy Live Entertainment & Activities throughout the day.
- Walk, bike, carpool or ride the free Shuttle to the event.
- Help make Rogue Valley Earth Day possible with your Sponsorship.
- Volunteer: Helping hands needed. Please contact email@example.com or call 541.482.6767.
- Join the first Zero Waste event in the region (see below).
- Southern Oregon Goodwill’s “UPcycled Fashion & Furniture Contest” — View the flyer (PDF)
Complete the Entry Form.
Thanks to our 2013 Rogue Valley Earth Day Sponsors!
Toward a Zero Waste Event
Rogue Valley Earth Day strives to reduce and prevent waste!
Recycling: All recyclables are collected and sorted at volunteer-staffed Zero Waste stations.
Composting: Vendors are required to use biodegradable eatware, which is collected separately and composted. RVED and Jackson County Recycling Partnership provides an electric shredder for compostable materials.
Water on Wheels (WOW!): Mobile drinking water fountains will be featured at RVED, giving patrons a way to tap into potable water supplies to have a sip of water or refill their container.
Durables: In 2011, Rogue Valley Earth Day added silverware to its Zero Waste adventures, providing used utensils purchased from thrift stores at the food concessions. The durables will be collected separately for washing and reuse.
Waste Prevention: Most importantly, steps are taken to stop waste before it starts. Exhibitors are provided with suggestions and tips on ways to reduce the waste they make. Food vendors are asked to serve hand-held foods that require less disposables. The exhibitor application process is conducted via the web to reduce use of paper.
Earth Day 2013 Planning Committee
- Paige Prewett
Event Manager/Committee Chair
- Annie Hoy
Sage of Sanity, Ashland Food Cooperative
- Bruce Bristow
Zero Waste Champion, Master Recycler 2010
- Carolyn Burrill
Go-to Gal, Master Recycler 2012
- Jesse Hodgdon
Hospitality Goddess, Master Recycler 2010
- Joanne Krippaehne
Aloha Logistics Liason
- Kristen Kurth
Crafts & Creativity Guru, Master Recycler 2010
- Marsha Bashford
Queen of Volunteers, Master Recycler 2008
- Russ Chapman
Right Hand Man, Recology Ashland Sanitary Service
- Summer Brandon
Hostess with the Mostess, ScienceWorks