Hey Gang...Happy Monday!  We're back with an important update about a Tampa Bay area event that everyone who lives, and visits, the Tampa Bay area needs to take an interest in!  It's called, "ECO.lution 09, and it's a week-long series of events focused on building a greener Tampa Bay. From our waterfront to our urban core, ECO.lution will focus on Tampa’s sustainable past, present and future.

ECO.lution 09We'll be givng you more updates about this awesome event over the next few days, but here's a recap of the details, straight from the ECO.lution folks themselves -

ECO.lution ’09 kicks off with ECO.expo, which showcases the latest eco-friendly building products beginning on April 23rd and continues on Saturday, April 25th with ECO|Festival at Cotanchobee Park in the channel District. Then, ECO.lution hits the streets of downtown Tampa with Paint the Town Green, our restaurant and gallery hop, on May 1st.

ECO.expo, presented by Florida Business Interiors, takes place on April 23rd at The RITZ Ybor in Ybor City. ECO.Expo will include displays from locally owned businesses, green product manufacturers, and local schools all with an overriding goal of sharing information about products and programs to help local residents, public officials, and design professionals be more sustainable.

On Saturday, April 25th ECO|festival brings local vendors to Cotanchobee Park for a day of live, local music, food and fun, to promote and celebrate Tampa’s riverfront and the local business that make up the flavor of our city.

Then, on May 1st, ECO.lution takes to the streets of downtown, the Channel District and Ybor city with Paint the Town Green, a gallery and restaurant hop. Pick up your passport at one of several participating businesses and use the streetcar and HART In-Town trolley to visit Tampa’s best galleries, restaurants, and theaters.

Ok everyone, there's your recap...but like I said, we'll be giving you more updates this week.  So, make sure you head out and have some fun! 

While we are at it, has anyone every participated in this, or something like this before?  If so, drop a line and let us know what to expect! 

And if you are planning to head out to any of the events, let us know and we may meet you out there!  Afterwards, stop back in and let us know how it was. 

Until next time, get out and enjoy this beautiful Tampa Bay weather, and keep checking back for the best things to do in Tampa Bay!