Daily Archive for May 21 2010
The second annual Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, May 22 at the Habitat for Humanity Restore, 301 Piedmont Rd.
Admission is free.
The signature event of Kanawha Valley Connections — a volunteer organization dedicated to creating pathways to sustainability throughout the Kanawha Valley and surrounding communities — this year’s fair looks to be bigger than last year’s, which drew more than 2000 people.
“Attendees of this year’s fair will not only be reenergized by some of last year’s favorites but they will be absolutely blown away by the quantity and quality of first-time exhibitors at the fair,” said Michael Tierney, executive director of Step by Step and a KVC volunteer. “Embracing this year’s theme, many new exhibits, vendors and entertainment have joined the ranks to demonstrate sustainability by ‘exchanging ideas and experiencing possibilities.'”
Food will be available from several vendors, including Capitol Roasters, Bluegrass Kitchen, Tricky Fish, Purple Onion, Healthy Life Market and Monroe Farm Market.
Music, live performances, local art, storytelling, energy exhibits, cooking demonstrations, health screenings, live animals, products and children’s activities will introduce participants to a wide variety of locally available economic, environmentally and socially sustainable resources.
“Overpopulation, resource depletion, and climate change have created a crisis that will take all of us working together to create sustainable choices and policies,” said Robin Wilson, a VISTA volunteer helping with the project. “The Sustainability Fair is a chance to swap ideas with and honor those building new green alternatives today.”
The Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair is funded through grants from the Sustainable Kanawha Valley Initiative and the West Virginia Conservation Agency Capitol District.
Visit www.kvc-fair.org to learn more.