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EARTH DAY HOUSTON
Benefitting Air Alliance Houston
Saturday, April 16, Sam Houston Park downtown, 1000 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002
Houston’s official Earth Day festival benefits Air Alliance Houston’s mission for clean air and a sustainable future for Houston.
HOUSTON (April 8, 2016) –Earth Day is coming to Houston!
On Saturday, April 16 from 11 am – 5 pm, Air Alliance Houston and the City of Houston partner to bring you Earth Day Houston at Sam Houston Park in downtown Houston.
Air Alliance Houston’s 11th annual Earth Day Houston celebrates clean air and a healthy future by bringing together hundreds of environmental and health entities who provide a day of free entertainment for thousands of Houstonians. Earth Day Houston features entertainment with a Live Local Music Stage, Kids Stage, and environmental education zones for air, land, water, sustainability, healthy living, transportation, and more. Guests are offered a BikeIN Challenge with prizes for participants arriving by bicycle, and a free bike valet. The event is family-friendly and enjoyed by singles, adults and children of all ages. Being “green” is trending among Houstonians!
Earth Day Houston features live local music, a kids stage with live programming from Houston-area youth, more than 100 exhibitors, food trucks, free plant giveaway, tiny home tours, yoga and tai chi demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, art projects, on-site recycling, and water bottle filling station. Children’s activities including sand art, face painting, candle making, and arts and crafts. The event draws thousands of people who enjoy the outdoors, nature, and environmental sustainability.
Air Alliance Houston is proud to honor our 2016 sponsors: Houston-Galveston Area Council (HGAC) Commute Solutions, Coca-Cola, Vital Allergy & Asthma, The Port of Houston Authority, and O’Rourke Petroleum!
In its second year as the City of Houston’s official Earth Day celebration, Earth Day Houston has moved to Sam Houston Park in the heart of downtown Houston.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Houston,” said Adrian Shelley, Executive Director of Air Alliance Houston, “By teaming up with Air Alliance Houston, the city shows its commitment to clean air and environmental sustainability!”
Our Transportation Zone, sponsored by HGAC Commute Solutions, will promote the benefit of mass transit use in Houston. A free Bike Valet presented by Bike Houston will reward guests who bike to Earth Day Houston with the chance to win prizes.
Our Water Zone will feature returning sponsor the Port of Houston Authority, which will exhibit on the role of the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel in our city’s economy.
The Healthy Living Zone, sponsored by Vital Allergy & Asthma Center, will promote the benefits of healthy living through diet, exercise, and more for kids and adults. Come by and learn how to prevent or reduce allergy and asthma symptoms through environmental improvements.
Our beverage sponsor, Coca-Cola, will provide FREE refreshments for guests who register at the festival. Stop by the Coca-Cola beverage station for a free drink.
Our Entry Gate sponsors O’Rourke Petroleum will greet guests as they enter the festival. O’Rourke volunteers will register guests for giveaways, prizes, and more!
Air Alliance Houston receives support for Earth Day Houston from our sponsors, above, and from our many in-kind donors, including City of Houston Office of Special Events, Apple Store Highland Village, Bayou Preservation Association, Bike Houston, Blackwood Educational Land Institute, Build a Better Planet, Buchanan’s Native Plants, Citizen’s Environmental Coalition, Culligan of Houston, H-E-B, Houston First Corporation, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, KPFT 90.1 FM, 104.1 KRBE, La Subasta, Macys, Natural Awakenings Houston, Pat Greer’s Kitchen, PwC, Science National Honor Society LECJ – HISD SWA Group, Tellepsen Family YMCA, Traffic Engineers, Inc., Trotter Family YMCA, UHD Scholar’s Academy, University of Houston Office of Sustainability, Wells Fargo, and YES Prep Gulfton.
Event proceeds benefit Air Alliance Houston, a non-profit whose mission is to reduce air pollution in the Houston region to protect public health and environmental integrity through research, education, and advocacy.
Earth Day Houston, presented by Air Alliance Houston and the City of Houston, is a free event open to the public. Paid parking is available street side and in theater district parking lots. For more information, visit www.earthdayhouston.org, email [email protected], or call (713) 528-3779 x2.
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