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UNLV Festival of Communitites and GREENFest Combine to Celebrate Sustainability, Culture

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Family-friendly event features live entertainment, a repurposed clothing fashion show, food from around the world and an electric parade.
Business & Community  |  Apr 8, 2014  |  By Megan Downs
Media Contact: Megan Downs, Office of Media Relations, (702) 895-0898


Southern Nevada residents can commemorate Earth Day, learn how to live sustainably and celebrate the rich cultural diversity of our community at the 18th annual Festival of Communities and the fifth annual GREENfest/Earth Day festival.


11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 12


UNLV Campus, 4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.


During the Festival of Communities, UNLV students and local groups will highlight the rich cultural diversity of the Las Vegas Valley. The program features more than 180 booths and attracts more than 8,000 people to the campus.

GREENFest provides the opportunity for Southern Nevada's sustainable community to gather and unite to honor Earth Day and all it means to our local community. Community partners will share exhibits on recycling, renewable energy, innovation and resources to create a more enjoyable and healthy lifestyle. The event is a zero-waste event, 100 percent powered by solar energy.

Family friendly activities include a Kids Discovery and Fun Zone, live entertainment, a repurposed clothing fashion show, food from around the world, a beer garden and farmers market, health and wellness exhibitors, a recycling art contest, electric bike rides, home and garden exhibits, and more.

New to GREENfest this year is the Drive Electric Las Vegas parade, featuring natural gas and electric vehicles. The event is open to all Southern Nevada Clean Energy Vehicle Owners. To register visit The procession will being at Town Square at 10 a.m. on April 12 and proceed to the Thomas & Mack parking lot .


Media are invited to attend. Please contact Megan Downs at (702) 895-0898 for more information.