MREA Energy Fair slated in June

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association will celebrate its 21st Energy Fair on June 18-20.
 
The Energy Fair transforms rural central Wisconsin into the global hot spot for renewable energy education, with over 23,000 fair attendees each year. The Fair is the nation’s longest running and largest energy education event of its kind. 
 

Features of the 2010 Energy Fair

Over 280 exhibitors — featuring sustainable living and clean energy products

Over 200 workshops — including introductory level to hands-on education: solar, wind, green building, local sustainable food, and more . . .

Clean Energy Car Show — featuring demonstration vehicles and exhibitors

Green Home Pavilion — emphasizing building and remodeling in a sustainable way

Sustainable Tables — including workshops, chef demos, and farmers market to bring sustainability to your dinner table

Inspirational keynotes, lively entertainment, great food and local beer.
 

Energy Fair Keynotes

 
Friday, June 18, 1 p.m. — Jeremy Solin
Jeremy Solin is co-founder of Central Rivers Farmshed and Director of the LEAF Program in the Wisconsin Center for Environmental Education at UW-Stevens Point. Jeremy joins us for Local Food Friday at the Energy Fair! Visit www.farmshed.org for more info.
 
Saturday, June 19 at 1 p.m.  — Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is an educator, environmentalist, activist, and founder of 350.org, an international climate campaign. He is the author of many books including, Earth: "With clarity, eloquence, deep knowledge and even deeper compassion for both planet and people, Bill McKibben guides us to the brink of a new, uncharted era. This monumental book, probably his greatest, may restore your faith in the future, with us in it." – Alan Weisman, author of the World Without Us. Visit www.billmckibben.com to learn more.
 
Sunday, June 20 at 1 p.m. — Amanda Little
Amanda Little is an environmental journalist and contributing writer to New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Wired, New York, InStyle, Men’s Journal and the Washington Post. Amanda is the author of Power Trip, in which she maps out the history and future of America’s energy addiction in a wonk-free, big-picture, solutions-oriented adventure story. Visit www.amandalittle.com to read more.
 
The Energy Fair is the premier energy event in the nation. “Since 1990, attendees from around the world attend our Fair to learn about sustainable living and clean energy and connect with others,” says Doug Stingle, MREA Programs Director. “This year we celebrate 21 years of leading the way for clean energy and a better planet.” 
 
The MREA also offers sustainable transportation to the Fair, with daily buses from Milwaukee, Madison, and Green Bay. Check www.the-mrea.org for schedules.
 
The Energy Fair is held in Custer, Wis., just seven miles east of Stevens Point. For more information about the Fair, contact the Midwest Renewable Energy Association at 715-592-6595 or visit the website: www.the-mrea.org.

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