So what is EcoFairfield, anyway?

Howdy! Welcome to our blog.
Whoever you are you’re part of our community, and part of EcoFairfield.  Why?  Because to us Sustainability is about inclusiveness–about the interconnected world.  We believe that when the relationships among us (people) and our environments are healthy, mutually beneficial, and strong, we will all enjoy greater happiness, and resilience in every way: ecologically, economically, psychologically, physically, culturally.

EcoFairfield 2012

EcoFairfield grew out of an annual college EcoFair sustainability conference into the beginnings of a movement to serve, connect, and inspire the citizens of Fairfield, Iowa.  Past EcoFairs highlighted specific aspects of sustainability and aimed to bring sustainability celebrities to Fairfield.  Yet in the process of finding local experts for additional workshops, we realized there is a wealth of knowledge right here in Fairfield.

This year our focus is on sharing the knowledge of local experts, the excellence of local vendors and businesses, and local projects that anyone can participate in throughout the year.  EcoFairfield is more than just an Earth Day weekend conference.  April 20-22nd is an opportunity for us to join together in hands on community service, to learn and celebrate, to build relationships with local and regional mentors, to delight at what is possible during the EcoJam Fashion show, to connect with green jobs, strengthen local economy and volunteerism, and to plug-in to city-wide energy efficiency efforts to save on personal utility bills.



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EcoFairfield is a growing collaboration of the city of Fairfield, Fairfield Public Library, Iowa State Extension, Fairfield Volunteer Center, Maharishi University of Management, MyLocal Cooperative, the Dharma Foundation, the Bonnell Building Project, and Fairfield Rotaract.  All community members and organizations are invited to participate and join the organizing team.  We look forward to participating in the Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Program launch also taking place Earth Day Weekend.

So what is EcoFairfield, anyway?
It depends. What do you want it to be?

EcoFairfield 2012
Serve. Connect. Inspire.
Because our locals are awesome!

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Contact Minca Borg (Coordinating team) to learn more, share ideas, or get involved Call 641-233-1138
E-mail borgs108@gmail.com   (expect reply within 3 days)

Or simply just comment below!

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One thought on “So what is EcoFairfield, anyway?

  1. Wow – congratulations!! The name is just superb: Eco-Fairfield! It sounds BEAUTIFUL because it related to the ebautiful connotations of Fairfield”s name. A fair field should be, must be Eco of course! No question about THAT. Poison and fair, pollution and fair just don’t fit together. Eco-Fairfield – the name is so upwards going, inspirational, future-oriented and of course the future begins here and now! And acftually for the first time I became awre of the connection between Ecofair and Fairfield? Why did I never notice that, why did Inever relate “fair” to Fairfield?! probbaly because I saw it only as a purely MUM-related event and never connected it to Fairfield as a whole! Maybe that could be a suggestion too – Ecofair is the brainchild of MUM and will always have its home in that constitution. But why not draw the circle a little bigger and make it an event of all of Fairfield?! You probably think: Oh, now she comes with these old ideas that we have been working on already since years and months. Sorry – my mind wors slowly! Anyway – I appreciate this intitiative and wish you good luck!

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