Rain or Shine

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.

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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!
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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 Youth Advisory Commitee.

“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

Registration is now closed.
If you are interested in being a part of the 2020 event, please click here.

For questions, contact Hilda Santiago. Email: hilda@westsidedevcorp.com Phone: 210-501-0192

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Exhibitors

Updated 04/09/2019

Alamo Area Council of Governments
Alamo Group of the Sierra Club
Alan’s Discount Books
Art of Green
Beauty Counter
Better Business Bureau
Bronko Bikes
Bihl Haus Arts
BikeSA
Build SA Green
CAM Solar
Camp Gladiator
Champion Window and Home Exteriors
Citizens Climate Lobby/March for Science
City Council District 7
City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health Department
City of San Antonio Office of Sustainability
City of San Antonio Solid Waste Management
Compost Queens
CoVI Electronic Recycling
CPS Energy
Drive Electric
ECISD
Eco Centro
Edwards Aquifer Authority
Farm Yoga
Feed Sack Totes
Forest Freckles
Go Smart Solar
Green ’19 – ECO
Green Energy of SA
Green Spaces Alliance
HEB
IES Solar
In the Weeds Natural Skin Care
Jump Ride
Keep San Antonio Beautiful
Learn Nature
Mariachi Los Galleros
Mission Adventure Tours
Mom’s for Clean Air Force
Old Spanish Trail Oral Histories
Planned Parenthood
Pristine Toilet Paper Spray
ReMat
Renewal by Andersen
ReWorksSA
Risas Dental and Braces
River City Federal Credit Union
SA Speaks Up
San Antonio Feral Cat Coalition
San Antonio Neighborhoods for Everyone
San Antonio River Authority
San Antonio Vegan Society
San Antonio Water System
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society
Solar Electric Texas, LLC
South Texas Solar Systems Inc.
Tesla San Antonio
Texas Friendly Plants
Texas Stream Team
The Native Plant Society
U.S. Green Building Council – ECO
VIA Metropolitan Transit
Voice for Animals, Inc.
WalkWestside
Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
Woodlawn Lake Community Association
Zoomagination

Food Vendors
Gopals Gourmet Bakery
Grape Leaves
Hippy Chippy
Lunchies Munchies
It’s A Wrap
Little Bear Kettle

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.

“All things share the same breath – the beast, the tree, the man… the air shares the spirit with all the life it supports.” Chief si’ahl, Dkwh’DuwAbsh Tribe (Chief Seattle. Duwamish Tribe)

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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)