Redlands will turn into greenlands on March 9, during the inaugural Redlands Sustainability Festival on the University of Redlands campus.
Sponsored by the Redlands Sustainability Network, this free event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the lawn between Lewis Hall and the Armacost Library.
“The goal of the festival is to promote the ideal of sustainability as a means for achieving a more green, profitable, and fair society,” said Rosa Perlman ’13, ASUR Sustainability Representative. “We define a sustainable community as one that integrates the goals of economic vitality, environmental quality, and social equity in ways that meet the holistic health needs of both present and future generations.”
The Redlands Sustainability Network plans on turning this into an annual event that educates the public on sustainable ideals and practices, like local farming and efficient transportation.
The festival will include a keynote speech by University of Redlands President Ralph Kuncl at 11:15 a.m., and talks by Redlands City Councilman Jon Harrison at 11:45 a.m. and 34 Million Friends of the U.N.’s Jane Roberts at 1:30 p.m.
Topics to be covered during the day include healthy eating, gardening, meditation, and sustainable business practices, and festival attendees will have the chance to take tours of campus gardens, practice yoga, and watch films made by University of Redlands Professor Monty Hempel.
Outside of Armacost Library, several special vehicles will be parked, including the OmniTrans Education Bus, Edison Education Center, and Verizon Education Van.
Live music will be provided by Tucker’s Band, Brian Roche’s Band, Buffalo Blues Band, and Overeasy Band.
For more information, visit http://www.sustainableredlands.com.