Bakersfield holds Green Expo
Joins forces with the Great American Clean Up
The Greater Bakersfield Green Expo of 2011
will join forces with the Mayor’s Great American Clean Up. The
expo will showcase the recycling and alternative energy businesses
throughout Kern County, California.
There are two focuses – student education through a green art
and science competition and public education by green vendors.
Last year’s event was a success. Many students created art from
recycled materials. Some of the student-recycled material artwork
was sent to Sacramento to be displayed during the State of California
press conference for Earth Day at the State Capital. Nine pieces
of art were displayed. Executive director Margo Reid Brown for
Calrecycle requested that an 8-foot tree made out of 1,000 newspaper
sheets be displayed in the Sacramento Building Foyer.
Student involvement was generated through both Kern High School
District and Kern County Superintendent of Schools, who made
information available to all 44 high school principals and art
and science department heads. The event website (www.gbgreenexpo.org)
and e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) are the information points
for all student and vendor needs. Working with the local Chamber
of Commerce and Founding Sponsors, potential vendors are invited
to participate, with the knowledge that their vendor fees go
to student scholarships and not toward operational expenses.
This year’s Greater Bakersfield Green Expo will be held in April.