Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970 with an impressive 20 million people demonstrating on behalf of our planet. This year an astouding 1 BILLION people in 174 countries celebrated Earth Day -- making it the largest secular holiday in the world.
With Earth Day in mind, a local Pueblo man, Mr. George Samaras, CEO of Tri-Unity Energy Management was instrumental in organizing the first annual solar powered concert held on campus at the Pueblo Community College on Earth Day 2011!
The sun completely cooperated as the college set up the panel and converters to make it happen.
The line-up included Steve Parke, Kimberly Sewell, Theo DeCenzo and blues band Windy City Heat. The show started at noon, and everyone partied with the lineup for hours. We swayed with the gentle breeze to the music. Music completely powered by the sun! It was awesome. I spoke with one young man who absolutely loved Windy City Heat. He said they knew music and enjoyed chillin' to the tunes, both old and new.
Front runner George Samaras spoke about various ways to help the planet and the college informed students that free recycling was available to all students and staff. Several manufacturers were represented at the fling including a solar oven company. I think students and faculty learned new ways in which everyone can become more environmentally friendly. All in all it was a great way to spend a beautiful, sunny afternoon.