Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Santa Ynez Valley Earth Day
Sunday May 21, 2017
Noon – 5:00 P.M.
River View Park, Buellton
Free Admission

At Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden’s annual Earth Day celebration in Buellton, we pride ourselves on making this one of the cleanest, greenest and most sustainably-minded events on the Central Coast, adding new information, excitement, and improving every year as we go. Our notable outdoor successes and efforts include the following:
Eco-Friendly products and services, recycling information, compost/earth worms and mulch programs, save the bees and wild life, native flora and design, alternative energy, green construction, exciting and educational family activities, yoga, arts and crafts, live music, guest speakers, non-profits, food court, beer and wine garden, bicycle repair shop, silent auction, petting zoo, horseback riding through the botanic garden, precious stones, furniture made of refurbished wood, wine-barrel furniture, and much more.

To cut down on waste during the event, organizers request the use of compostable utensils and food ware by our food vendors. We ask that visitors bring their reusable water bottles to fill at any of the water stations. Don’t forget to bring reusable bags and fill them with all kinds of exciting information and treasures.
If you live near Riverview Park, consider riding your bicycle to the event, and give it a tune-up while you are have fun.

With an event of this size, we recognize that there will be environmental impacts regardless of how much we try. If you have suggestions on how we can improve, please let us know! In the meantime, join us and take advantage of all the festival has to offer.


All hands on deck!
Be a part of Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden and the success of the eco-friendly SYV Earth Day, 2017, by joining the party!
The SYV Earth Day Festival relies on the energy and support of 200 fellow eco-citizens. The annual SYV Earth Day is a celebration for the community, by the community.
Students: Sign up early. Your volunteer hours count as community service. We welcome your creative ideas.
Help us make this the best eco-party on the central coast by signing up for one or more shifts. Don’t forget to invite friends and family to join you.

What Volunteers Do

We want to hear your ideas how we can make 2017 SYV Earth Day even better then last year.
Volunteers do everything from contacting Potential Sponsors, Advertisement, Social Media, Graphic Design, Signage, Manage Subcommittees, Assist with Vendor check-in and check-out, Props, Greeting festival guests, Manage a booth, Manage the activity area, Children’s activities, Directing Traffic and Parking, Stage management, Waste and Clean-up management and more.

For more information please contact:

Eva Powers
Creative Garden Design