Ecofest 2015

2015 Festival - Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM

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Healthy Living Guides
Environmental Presentations
Live Music
Children's Activities
Free Trees
Much More!

Our Purpose

Ecofest is a celebration of the best of green living and ecofriendly practices in health and wellness, fitness and nutrition, home energy conservation, and home gardening and landscaping.  Find out how small changes that you can make will lead to big differences in your life.   Ecofest 2015 will feature vendors/exhibitors, cooking demos, presentations, an EcoKids Zone.  New features include a family fun run and a groundbreaking for a community garden.

Ecofest Sponsors

Ecofest Vendors/Exhibitors

Click on the links for each vendor to find out more about their mission and philosophy.

Bridges Foundation Barkery Scissortail Farms
Buy Fresh/Buy Local The Dog House of Tulsa
City of Tulsa Wastewater Quality A Third Place Community Foundation
Duck Creek Farms Tulsa Botanic Garden
EcoGreen Mobile Detailing Tulsa Community Garden Assocation
Edible Tulsa Tulsa Area Daylily Society
Jubilee Concessions Tulsa Garden Center
Karing K9s Tulsa Master Gardeners
Northeast Waste Solutions Tulsa Master Recyclers Association
Northeast Oklahoma Beekeepers' Association (NEOBA) Tulsa Rose Society
Oklahoma Blood Institute Up With Trees
Oklahoma Farm & Food Alliance Vegetarian Society of Tulsa
OSU Extension White Family Farmstead
Pleu Gardens Whole Foods
R&G Family Grocers/HCSI, Inc.  

New Features for 2015

This year, we will be featuring our first EcoFest Family Fun Run/Walk! Fill out your entry form (available here) and send it to necacs@tulsacc.edu.

Another new addition this year is the community garden at TCC Northeast.  A presentation explaining the origins and goals of this new initiative will be held at 9:30AM in ET 137.  

Finally, our yearly Arbor Day celebration will be held again this year, with a special appearance from Representative Seneca Scott.

EcoFest Featured Events

Time

Location

Event

Organization

10AM-1PM Seminar Center (South) Blood Drive Oklahoma Blood Institute
9:30-10:30AM   One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk Tulsa Community College
10:45AM Front of Engineering Technology Building Arbor Day Celebration Tulsa Community College
12:00PM Large Auditorium (Academic Building) Birds of Prey Presentation Royal Gauntlet
TBA   EMSA/Life Flight Tulsa Emergency Services
9AM-3PM West Parking Lot Tulsa Library Bookmobile Tulsa County Library

Festival Presentations

Time

Location

Topic

Presenter

9:30AM ET 137 Community Garden Presentation Terry Benjamin &
Joe Wilkinson
10:00AM ET 145 Electric Vehicle Conversions: Purchase and Performance Tommy Henderson
11:00AM ET 145 Tilling for a Vegetable Bed Micah Anderson
12:00PM ET 145 The City of Tulsa and Low Impact Development Melissa Gray
1:00PM ET 145 Geothermal Heating and Cooling 101: How it Works, Costs, and Benefits Craig Immel
2:00PM ET 145 Composting Steve Woods

Cooking Demonstrations*

Time

Presenter

Organization

10:00AM Jeff Marlow Oklahoma Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
11:00AM Sharon Stroud Whole Foods
12:00PM Katie Plohocky R&G Family Grocers
1:00PM Preston Childress Preston Cooks for You
2:00PM Barry Jarvis Edible Tulsa

All cooking demonstrations will take place in room ET 127 of the Engineering Technology Building.

EcoFest Festival Performers

Time

Group Name

10:00AM Glenn Jones & the Dough Bros
11:00AM Charlie Hill
12:00PM Dan Butchee & John O'Neill
1:00PM Cody Clinton & Cody Brewer

The EcoFest Festival performers will be featured in room ET 152.

Film Presentations

Time

Title

9:30AM Blue Gold - World Water Wars (trailer)
1:30PM Forks over Knives (trailer)
Continuous Surviving the Dust Bowl (trailer)
Continuous America's Lost Landscape - The Tallgrass Prairie (trailer)

The Water Wars and Forks over Knives films will be shown in the Large Auditorium.  The Dust Bowl and Tallgrass Prairie films will be shown in the Seminar Center.

EcoKids Zone

Farm to Table

Healthy Bodies Make Healthy Relationships

Trash to Treasure (Make Eco totes, Musical Instruments, and More!)

Recycle Games

Earth-friendly Superheroes Needed

Stretch It Out (Yoga and Fitness)

Reuse-Recycle

Parents' Corner

The EcoKids Zone Activities will be in rooms ET 146, 148, and 150.

Family Fun

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides

Camel Rides

Face Painting

Tulsa Fire Department & EMSA

Tulsa Life Flight Helicopter

Mr. Murph (From Tulsa Recycle & Transfer)

Tulsa Food Trucks

One Mile Family Fun Run/Walk - Free T-shirt! (T-shirts guaranteed for first fifty participants only)

Highlights from Ecofest 2014

Past celebrations: Ecofest 2014

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