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Ecotech Institute To Host World Water Day Festival on Saturday, March 23

Family-friendly community event features demos by Sonne Shields from HGTV's All American Handyman and Aurora Water Conservation Specialists, a children's art contest, free giveaways, music and much more!

Denver, Colorado – March 1, 2013 – In celebration of World Water Day, Ecotech Institute will host a free community event on Saturday, March 23. Families are invited to come learn about water conservation and participate in activities for all ages. Ecotech Institute, located off of I-225 and Mississippi in Aurora, will host the event with a lineup of special guests, a kids' art show and activities, door prizes and a live remote by KTCL (93.3 FM). The event runs from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

World Water Day is officially March 22, celebrated around the globe by individuals, organizations and entire countries acknowledging the importance of our planet's precious resource. In Colorado, water conservation is extremely important as we continue to face drought conditions. Ecotech Institute, which trains people for careers in cleantech industries, is passionate about community education for a wide variety of sustainability-related topics.

Aurora Water's extremely knowledgeable conservation specialists Lyle Whitney and Zack Versluis will be present. They will host a 30-minute demo for people to learn tips about how to xeriscape a lawn and answer questions at the Aurora Water Conservation Booth. Also, Sonne Shields, the current titleholder for HGTV's All American Handyman, will demonstrate ways to conserve around your home.

In addition, local kids can participate in a "What does water mean to you?" art show, where the top three artists will receive awards. Open to kids of all ages. All art will be displayed at the festival and will be posted on

Ecotech Institute World Water Day Details

Saturday, March 23, 2013

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

1400 S. Abilene, Aurora, CO  80012


  • Aurora Water's conservation booth and xeriscape demo
  • Special appearance by All American Handyman Sonne Shields
  • Live remote by KTCL (93.3 FM)
  • Fun activities for children
  • Campus demonstrations and tours
  • Free food and drinks
  • Trade in your old reusable water bottle for a new one

**Everyone in attendance will also be entered to win a SodaStream, recycled grocery bags and reusable water bottles**

Art Contest

  • Theme is "What does water mean to you?"
  • Open to kids of all ages
  • Ecotech Institute students will select the winners
  • Prize packs will be awarded to all entrants and can be claimed at the event
  • Visit for the entry form