Earth Day Santa Monica Green Apple Festival
I decided to make it out to Santa Monica in celebration for earth day today for the Green Apple Festival. Over 5,000 people showed up for the event focused on making lifestyle changes to help the environment. I assumed that there wasn’t going to be much renewable energy representation although I was quite surprised about the overwhelming interest in Solar and Wind Power.
When I first approached the Santa Monica Pier where the concert for the earth was being held, there was a booth of aggressive promoters of renewable energy for Los Angeles County, they were very passionate about getting people to sign a petition to increase funding to create more research and development projects for renewable energy. It was quite surprising how many people didn’t even bother to sign the petition which I found very interesting since gas prices are climbing close to four dollars a gallon.
The vendors at the Green Apple Festival included solar installation companies and alternative fuels. The most anticipated artist was Ziggy Marley who promoted change in the way we think about the earth and a promoted of renewable energy. Overall the event was a great platform to raise the awareness of solar and wind power.