Stella Ursua of Green Education Inc. has announced the second annual Green Prize Festival, which she promises will be an even bigger event than last year.
The festival aims to support and promote local sustainability by featuring Long Beach organic organizations.
“Efforts to create a more sustainable Long Beach can be seen throughout the city, and just like last year, we have many organizations and individuals to recognize, including local green builders, urban farmers, green vendors and entrepreneurs, green chefs/restaurants, green schools, and green technology accomplishments,” said Ursua, Green Prize Festival founder and President of Green Education Inc., in a statement. “The sustainability movement is growing by leaps and bounds in every industry and our efforts are an example for other cities interested in becoming more environmentally focused.”
This year's festival will feature a "Clean Energy and Transportation" forum featuring experts from the Port of Long Beach, Long Beach Community College District, Muni-Fed Energy, and Rebuild the United States, a California-based short-sea shipping organization.
It will also include performances by local artists and entertainers throughout the day, a "FOUND" art exhibit, environmental organizations, education workshops, demonstrations and industry expert speakers.
The festival will also have a free bike valet, mobile skate park, beer garden, food trucks and activities for children.
Guests will also have the chance to test drive electric cars.
“Our goal at Green Education Inc. is to partner with stakeholders to educate and transform communities into green, sustainable neighborhoods," Ursua said in a statement. "Our organization collaborates with community groups, local government, and green businesses to educate, elevate, and support individuals and families to create healthier and sustainable communities, especially in underserved and pollution-burdened areas. The annual Green Prize Festival provides us with the opportunity to bring this to fruition and it is the only public and free event of its kind providing access to this wealth of information to both Long Beach and LA/OC county residents. With the help of an amazing all-volunteer planning committee and local sponsors like Millworks, Long Beach Memorial, The CA Endowment and DLBA, we have created an event that has become an Earth Day staple. I already have three requests from other city council members asking that that we conduct the event in their district next year and the year after that.”
The event will take place on April 25 from 11:00AM to 7:00PM at Cesar Chavez Park, located at 401 Golden Avenue.