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EarthFair Focuses on Local Environmental Issues

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Aired 4/16/09

xt week, the nation will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. And, this Sunday, the 20th Annual San Diego EarthFair will take place in Balboa Park. This year's EarthFair will feature 400 exhibitors offering information about recycling, solar power, water conservation, and the latest in "green" technology.

Maureen Cavanaugh: This year, our national environmental celebration of Earth Day turns 40 years old, and this Sunday our own EarthFair in Balboa Park celebrates its 20th anniversary. The fact that milestones are being reached in 2009 is fitting, as many environmentalists say we're now at a tipping point in the greening of America.

Green businesses that offer new sustainable energy products and services are popping up even during the national recession. This Sunday's EarthFair boasts 400 exhibitors, almost half of them new to the fair this year.

But the beginning of a truly green economy hinges on how many individual Americans are willing to get on board, discard some old ways of doing things and open up to a new environmental reality.

EarthFair 2009 is Sunday, April 19, 2009, from 10am - 5pm in Balboa Park.

Guests

Andrew McAllister, director of programs at the California Center for Sustainable Energy.

Carolyn Chase, founder of the San Diego Earthworks, the non-profit producer of the San Diego EarthFair.

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