10News' Marti Emerald Named Earth Day Parades Grand Marshall

San Diego EarthWorks announces Grand Marshall for Earth Day Parades Consumer reporter Marti Emerald to lead Earth Day Parades through the EarthFair in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 22

EarthFair organizers are proud to announce that 10News investigative reporter and troubleshooter Marti Emerald will lead off the two environmental Earth Day parades through the EarthFair in Balboa Park on Sunday April 22nd: the Earth Day Children's Earth Parade which is followed by the Cleaner Car Caravan.

Entries in the parades express this year's Earth Day theme, "Cool the Earth"

There is still time to enter the Children's Earth Parade. Registration is free. Visit www.earthparade.org or call 858-272-7370.

Entries in the Cleaner Car Caravan include the latest in car cool-tech: The ZENN (Zero Emission, No Noise) 2.2 LX 2007 neighborhood electric car and the Phoenix SUT 2007, the first all electric highway speed 5-passenger truck.

Attendees at the EarthFair in Balboa Park will be able to view all the cleaner car technology on display in the Pan American Plaza including the latest hybrid vehicles available from parade sponsors Pacific Honda.

More About Marti In addition to being the 10News Investigative Reporter & Troubleshooter, Marti created the Come Clean San Diego initiative at 10News in October 2005.

This groundbreaking effort has since morphed into the current Sustain San Diego effort to encourage the community to come unite behind a common cause of saving energy, reducing pollution and designing San Diego's future with sustainability as its priority.

Marti remembers covering environmental issues from the beginning of her career.

"When I was freelancing for the Associated Press Radio Network in Washington, D.C. in the late 1970's I created a weekly radio franchise called Energy Week. Each program focused on energy conservation and sustainability at a time when the OPEC oil embargo led to long lines at the gas pumps.....and the public was scared stiff that gas prices would hit $1.50 a gallon. My programs focused on the need to conserve and use alternative fuels and energy sources to our reliance on foreign oil."

Marti began her broadcasting career in 1978 in Washington, D.C., as a freelance reporter for the Associated Press Radio Network. She moved on to work radio news in Portland, Oregon, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Marti has been exposing scams and protecting consumers as the 10News Troubleshooter and investigative reporter since 1985. Marti has received numerous awards and acknowledgments including from the California Environmental Health Association in recognition of her work promoting public awareness of environmental health.

Courtesy of San Diego EarthWorks