2014 Environmental Fair Recycled into a “New” Event
It was partly cloudy with some hint of moisture in the air, but that didn’t prevent the 18th Annual Environmental Fair from starting on time. The change to an outdoor venue albeit a covered one was well received by this year’s participants. Keep Pearland Beautiful, in cooperation with KIPPERS (Kids in Pearland Preserving the Environment through Responsible Service) environmental clubs and the Pearland Independent School District, hosted the 18th Annual School Environmental Fair on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 10:00 to 2:00PM under the Pavilion at the Pearland Town Center.
The fun and educational events included environmental exhibits, games, contests, clowns, and refreshments. Local business and organizations with an environmental message were invited to have a booth at the Fair, including BACODA, which coordinates the RX Prescription Drug Take Back Program for the County.
KPB would like to thank the many volunteers, including Pearland Youth Action Council members and KIPPERS from Sablatura, Rogers, and Jamison Middle Schools, that made this event possible.
We would also like to recognize the following vendors for taking part in this year’s event: The Stella Roberts Recycling Center, Pearland Parks and Recreation, Citizen’s Environmental Coalition, Houston Humane Society, Pearland Youth Action Council, TXU Energy, Earth Warriors, Walmart Dixie Farm, Moody Gardens, Waste Management, Environmental Protection Agency, BACODA, Pearland Town Center, and Shawn Nichols (Balloon Artist) representing Windsong Village Convalescent Center.
The Pearland Town Center sponsored a balloon artist and a face painter, as well as a local band that played cover music throughout the event.
By changing venues to a public space in Pearland and moving the event to a Saturday, KPB reinvented this signature event to market the message of environmental responsibility not only to families with children in local schools, but to the entire community. KPB estimates that over 300 participants visited the free environmental fair and took part in the educational games and information booths. One of the highlights of the day was the adoption of two puppies by fair attendees from the Houston Humane Society. This event is sponsored in part by the Walmart Foundation.