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The First Green Alliance Sustainability Fair is this Saturday!

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

If you’re in Southeastern Wisconsin this weekend and interested in learning more about environmental sustainability, I hope you’ll stop by this event to check out the exhibits, presentations, guided hikes, even the rock climbing wall and drum circles.

The Sustainability Fair has been more than a year in the making–and as part of the planning team behind it, I sometimes wonder if we only got so far because we didn’t stop to think about the scale of what we were creating! 45 exhibitors and vendors, three presentation tents, dozens of guided activities…  The linked program has our schedule in detail, while this excerpt from our press release offers a sample:

Electric cars, Fair Trade vendors, yoga, wildlife, and a rock-climbing wall will welcome attendees of the first annual Green Alliance Sustainability Fair.

The Fair, an initiative of the Waukesha County Green Team, takes place on August 26th at Lapham Peak Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest. It is free to attend and runs from 9 am to 3 pm. However, early risers can begin the day by joining Reaching Treetops for yoga on the fairgrounds starting at 8 am. By 9 am, more than 40 vendor and exhibitor tents will open and the first presentations will begin in Trecker Lodge, the Mike Fort Shelter, and the Glacial Knoll presentation tent.

Throughout the day, nature lovers of all ages will discover things to see and do in Waukesha County. Guided hikes will teach children and adults to identify birds, insects, and trees. Short talks will cover everything from K-12 energy education to sustainable retirement in an unstable environment, along with Master Gardening, group solar investment, wilderness first aid, composting, planting native prairie, and an appearance from the Wildlife In Need Center. The colorful and sustainable Fair Trade products from Plowshare Fair Trade and Trades of Hope will attract shoppers of all ages, and other exhibitors will present permaculture’s 12 steps of sustainability and an electric car. Adventure Rock will set up a rock climbing wall from noon until the close of the Fair at 3 pm. If all the activity makes your mouth water, healthy and delicious refreshments will be available from The Suburban Bourbon of Muskego and Mama D’s Café of Wales.

By the end of their visit, Fair attendees will better understand how being sustainable can be economical, healthy, and fun. The Green Alliance hopes the Fair will also offer opportunities to build connections among local green and health-conscious organizations and citizens throughout Southeast Wisconsin.

The Sustainability Fair can be found on Facebook at Sustainability Fair 2017

The Lapham Peak entrance fee has been reduced to $5/car for the day of the event. Entrance is free for cars with an annual State Park sticker. 


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