April 13, 2019

10 am – 3 pm

Woodlawn Lake Park

501 S. Josephine Tobin

Earth Day sponsorshipExhibitor Registration
Earth Day San Antonio is an Official Fiesta San Antonio event and is put on by the Westside Development Corporation and The Earth Day Committee. The event seeks to educate San Antonio residents and visitors on the value of protecting the environment and on practices that can preserve or improve our communities. If you have a mission to engage on topics of environmental stewardship and would like to participate, please fill out the application below to be an event exhibitor. For general inquiries about Earth Day 2019 and ways to get involved please email info@westsidedevcorp.com

Earth Day 2019 Theme: Quality Air, Quality Life

With news in July 2018 that San Antonio had been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to be in “non-attainment” due to high ozone levels, the Earth Day Committee has chosen “Quality Air, Quality Life” as the theme for 2019 Earth Day. This phrase – coined by an East Central H.S. AP Environmental Science student – demonstrates the link between clean air and vibrant communities. We hope to increase awareness about activities that contribute to air pollution and the changes we can make to improve air quality. At Earth Day we want to emphasize that improving air quality is more than a desire to preserve the environment, it is a responsibility to the health and well-being of San Antonio residents. Come out and celebrate how quality air can contribute to a quality life!

As part of our “Quality Air, Quality Life” theme, the WDC partnered with UT Health’s Air Quality Academy and La Printeria to coordinate a semester of print training with high school students. From the prints produced by the Fall 2018 cohort, one design was chosen by the Earth Day Committee to represent Earth Day 2019. The winning design is titled “The Other Half” and was created by Bianca Perez-Hernandez and Eloy Jacobo, both are with the Good Samaritan After-School Program.

“The colors that are included in the piece were chosen to add a creative state of mind instead of repeating colors that would typically be used. One side is a tree simply representing the kind we usually see, and the other side represents industrial factories. While there are many artistic representations demonstrating the effects that pollution can have on air quality, this piece is created to show both sides of what our world has come to be. In the end, we all take part in polluting our world. This piece was not created to blame the industries who take part in polluting the environment, but to make all aware of the other half; a side many choose to ignore.”
 
The Other Half
Bianca Perez-Hernandez and Eloy Jacobo
Good Samaritan After School Enrichment Program

Earth Day 2019 Exhibitor Registration

We are now accepting applications For Earth Day 2019!

Fee is currently $35 (Fee schedule listed below.)

Earth Day Exhibitor Fees:

Early Registration – $ 25 (January 3 – January 31, 2019)

General Registration – $ 35* (February 1 – March 17, 2019)

Late Registration – $ 45* (March 18 – April 5, 2019)

Fee covers 10’ x 10’ space. Each exhibitor is responsible for providing their own table(s), chairs and canopy. Electricity is an additional $32 fee that must be paid with registration. Note: Fees cover costs of event planning and preparation.

*If the fee presents an economic burden to you or your organization you may apply to have a portion of the fee waived. Does not apply to early registration.

To apply, please fill out the form below and send to info@westsidedevcorp.com along with proof of payment. Upon completing registration you should receive a thank you email with information on opportunities and guidelines for Earth Day 2019.

Payments can be made online or by check. Checks are to be made payable to the Westside Development Corporation and mailed to P.O. Box 37569, San Antonio, TX 78237. office, 603 SW 41st St, San Antonio, TX, 78237.

Contact: Hilda Santiago, hilda@westsidedevcorp.com, 210-501-0192

A kind reminder to all exhibitors that Failure to comply with any of the expectations could result in your removal from the event and banning from future events.

Exhibitor Application online form

List of permissible giveaways
• Reusable bags (ex: Cotton Totes, Foldable Polyester, Laminate Bags)
• Reusable water bottles (ex: glass and aluminum, plastic, travel mugs)
• Seeds
• Reusable straws (ex: heavy-duty plastic, silicone, silicone bent, stainless steel)
• Products made from recycled materials (ex: frisbees, magnets, notebooks, pens)
• Other (Upon committee approval)

Electricity?

Food Vendors

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Earth Day 2019 Youth Engagement

Air Quality Academy

The Air Quality Academy highlights the intersection between community, science, and art. Over the course of several weeks, high school students are trained in printmaking to produce art that conveyed the link between the environment and human health. The curriculum kicks-off with presentations from professionals that spoke to a wide array of topics related to air quality: health, energy production, advocacy, transportation and pollution. This youth arts endeavor is made possible through collaboration from The Air Quality Academy (a partnership between UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing and the Aetna Foundation), La Printería, and Westside Development Corporation. Participating students for Fall 2018 were from the Good Samaritan After-School Program and East Central H.S. AP Environmental Science.
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The program is an opportunity for students from historically marginalized communities to be exposed to various professionals from health science, advocacy, and art fields. The workshops encourage students to think critically on relevant issues of health and allow them to apply their learning through hands-on printmaking training. Students finish the program with a deeper understanding of how environmental health relates to their daily lives. Participants also develop printmaking techniques that have real labor-value and serve as a means of creative expression.

The Fall 2018 Air Quality Academy closed with a gallery that was installed at the UT Health Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX. The gallery was on display December 10, 2018 thru January 14, 2019. The official gallery opening took place on December 13, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with light appetizers, refreshments, and an appearance from Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. The event served as an opportunity for students and families to be recognized for their commitment and be exposed to a premier training and research facility.

The Air Quality Academy highlights the intersection between community, science, and art. Over the course of several weeks, high school students are trained in printmaking to produce art that conveyed the link between the environment and human health. The curriculum kicks-off with presentations from professionals that spoke to a wide array of topics related to air quality: health, energy production, advocacy, transportation and pollution. This youth arts endeavor is made possible through collaboration from The Air Quality Academy (a partnership between UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing and the Aetna Foundation), La Printería, and Westside Development Corporation. Participating students for Fall 2018 were from the Good Samaritan After-School Program and East Central H.S. AP Environmental Science.
More Information
The program is an opportunity for students from historically marginalized communities to be exposed to various professionals from health science, advocacy, and art fields. The workshops encourage students to think critically on relevant issues of health and allow them to apply their learning through hands-on printmaking training. Students finish the program with a deeper understanding of how environmental health relates to their daily lives. Participants also develop printmaking techniques that have real labor-value and serve as a means of creative expression.

The Fall 2018 Air Quality Academy closed with a gallery that was installed at the UT Health Dolph Briscoe Jr. Library, 7703 Floyd Curl Dr, San Antonio, TX. The gallery was on display December 10, 2018 thru January 14, 2019. The official gallery opening took place on December 13, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm with light appetizers, refreshments, and an appearance from Councilwoman Ana Sandoval. The event served as an opportunity for students and families to be recognized for their commitment and be exposed to a premier training and research facility.

“No one appointed us ruler of this kingdom. It is not ours to own. We are simply one of the animal species on this planet. Not separate, not superior. We hold in our hands the responsibility towards all who call this home. We must understand the mutual dependence between humans and animals. Only if we understand can we care.” – Jane Goodall

2018 earth day

2018 Earth Day by the Numbers

  • 60+ Exhibitors (2x increase from 2017)
  • 10+ Food vendors
  • 800 Reusable water bottles distributed by SAWS
  • 1,500 Trees distributed by CPS
  • 3,000 – 4,000 visitors, approx. (100% increase from 2017)

Fiesta Verde: for the next 300 years

An Official Fiesta San Antonio event and is put on by the Westside Development Corporation and The Earth Day Committee. Since 1996, the citywide event has enabled community members to show support for the protection of the local environment, public health, and our planet. In 2017 the Westside Development Corporation, a city-delegate agency and non-profit, was appointed fiscal sponsor for San Antonio Earth Day. With a mission to foster economic development, create healthy communities and preserve the character of our city, the WDC is looking to the city’s leadership to grow comprehensive environmental policy and programming in our communities in the near future.

Earth Day

Earth Day reminds us that this planet is our home, and it is also the source of the resources we need to live. This significant day focuses our attention on how we all can be more environmentally friendly in the neighborhoods of the cities where we live. Conservation of our resources significantly enhances the quality of life of our homes and the surrounding area. We need to preserve these natural beauties for the long haul — for ourselves and for those who come after us. We need to give Earth Day a huge priority and to remember that it is not just one day a year; it is every day.An Official Fiesta San Antonio event and is put on by the Westside Development Corporation and The Earth Day Committee. Since 1996, the citywide event has enabled community members to show support for the protection of the local environment, public health, and our planet. In 2017 the Westside Development Corporation, a city-delegate agency and non-profit, was appointed fiscal sponsor for San Antonio Earth Day. With a mission to foster economic development, create healthy communities and preserve the character of our city, the WDC is looking to the city’s leadership to grow comprehensive environmental policy and programming in our communities in the near future.

Today, the fight for a clean environment continues with increasing urgency, as the ravages of climate change become more manifest every day. We invite you to be a part of Earth Day 2019, April 20, 2019 at Woodlawn Lake Park and help write many more chapters into the Earth Day San Antonio Book.