The city of Phoenix, local businesses, and nonprofit organizations are planning a variety of events in conjunction with the 2009 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Nov. 11 – 13 at the Phoenix Convention Center. The events include the city’s “Gateway to Green” Neighborhood Celebration, from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at Civic Space Park’s historic A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave. Other events include an art show, a street festival, a downtown beautification project, and a parade. All carry a green theme, and most are free.
Here is an updated schedule (to download a flier, visit http://phoenix.gov/environment/index.html). Recent added events are indicated in italic.
Monday, Nov. 9 – Friday, Nov. 13
Green Art Exhibit, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Phoenix City Hall atrium,
200 W. Washington St. Free admission. Display features items fashioned from recycled material, including clocks, jewelry and purses. The exhibit also marks the 20th Anniversary of “Phoenix Recycles, America Recycles Day,” Nov. 15. For more information, call 602-256-5607.
Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona project. In partnership with Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Habitat for Humanity volunteers will build a “net-zero” energy affordable home at 20 N. 27th Drive as part of the Greenbuild Conference. For more information, visit http://www.habitatcaz.org/construction/green-building.php.
Thursday, Nov. 10 – Thursday, Nov. 12
“Greenbuild After Dark” film festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Phoenix Convention Center, South Terrace, 100 N. Third St. Free admission.
Thursday, Nov. 12 – Friday, Nov. 13
Apache Fair Trade Cooperative, 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. St. Mary’s Basilica, 400 E. Monroe St. (across the street from the Phoenix Convention Center). Free admission. Authentic Indian crafts demonstrated and sold, including beading, jewelry, basket weaving, leather work and more. For more information, call Paul Burgess at 602-750-2624 or e-mail.
Friday, Nov. 13
“Gateway to Green” Neighborhood Celebration, 4 to 6 p.m., Civic Space Park’s A.E. England Building, 424 N. Central Ave. Free admission. Learn how to make your home and neighborhood more sustainable. Displays by city of Phoenix departments, live entertainment and refreshments, plus appearances by Mayor Phil Gordon and City Council members. Limited parking, so travel green to get there. For more information, call 602-262-6213.
ASU School of Journalism LEED certification presentation, 4:30 to 4:45 p.m. at Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 555 N. Central Ave. Presentation from U.S. Green Building Council CEO Rick Fedrizzi to Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon and Arizona State University President Michael Crow.
Green Streets Festival, 6 to 10 p.m., east Roosevelt Street, between Fourth and Seventh streets. Free admission. Enjoy local produce, vendors, chefs, artisans, green-themed art and live entertainment. Presented by Roosevelt Row in partnership with the Arizona Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, ASU Downtown, the city of Phoenix, Downtown Phoenix Partnership, HandsOn Greater Phoenix, Local Arizona First, the Phoenix Community Alliance and Valley Forward Association. For more information, visit http://www.rooseveltrow.org.
Third Annual Downtown Phoenix Pub Crawl, 9 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. Tickets, $12 and $15. Discover Phoenix’s night scene. Enjoy entertainment, food samples, and drink specials at selected downtown restaurants and bars. Top off the night at Sonoma Casual Dining after-hours breakfast. Must be 21 to participate. Tickets $12 at http://www.downtownphoenix.com/happening or $15 at the Green Streets Festival.
Saturday, Nov. 14
Tenth Annual “A Day for Downtown,” 8 a.m. to noon, Downtown Phoenix. Volunteers have been mobilized for a rewarding day of service to benefit the downtown Phoenix community. Presented by the Downtown Phoenix Partnership, HandsOn Greater Phoenix and the Phoenix Community Alliance. For more information, visit http://www.handsonphoenix.org.
Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Garfield Street between Fourth and Sixth streets. Discover smart boutiques, cafes, restaurants and shops that define Roosevelt Row. For more information, visit http://www.rooseveltrow.org or 602-475-2661.
Fourth Annual Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts (PAPA). 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fifth Street, between Roosevelt and Garfield streets. Free admission. Live entertainment on two stages and a parading arts fair. Individuals and groups are invited to walk, ride or dance in the parade. For more information, visit http://www.downtownphoenix.com/happening.