This is a quick announcement about a cool event that kicks off today. ECO.lution is an annual event that takes place here in Tampa to encourage everyone to make green and sustainable choices.
This year marks the third annual ECO.lution event and it consists of three difference events:
The ECO.expo will feature displays from a wide variety of green product manufacturers, local businesses, design firms, local schools and government organizations. The main goal is sharing information about the products and programs to help the general public and design professionals be more sustainable.
The ECO.expo event is open to the public and will offer complimentary food, beer, and wine (awesome). There will also be live music by Kevin Mongelli. It sounds like a blast, especially if you like learning about new products and getting free samples (I do).
When: Thursday, March 25th, 2010 / 5PM – 9PM
Where: The Ritz Ybor / 1503 7th Ave. Tampa, FL
The ECO.festival takes place this Saturday and promises an afternoon of fun, enlightenment, and entertainment. The festival will take place outdoors and will feature food, wine, green products, educational seminars, children’s activities, and live music.
The festival is also combined with the 2nd Annual Tampa Twilight Criterium urban bike race. Participants of the race are invited to join the festival and learn more about helping Tampa become a sustainable city.
When: Saturday, March 27th, 2010 / 11AM – 9PM
Where: Lykes Gaslight Park and the Streets of Downtown Tampa
Paint the Town Green
Paint the Town Green is a restaurant/bar hop utilizing Tampa’s public transit system. Hundreds of people and dozens of venues have participated in the event over the past three years and this year looks to be just as much fun.
Each participant gets a passport to record their journey visiting various venues along the HART Green Line and the TECO Line Street Car. Each location will offer various food and drink specials the night of the event.
When: Friday April 2, 2010 / 6PM – 10PM
Where: Restaurants/Bars around Downtown Tampa, the Channel District and Ybor City
More Details To Come
I plan on attending each of the events myself so stay tuned for more updates. I’ll be sure to write-up a few posts about the various events once I attend them. Hope to see some of you there!
For more information, head on over to the ECO.lution Tampa website.