EcoFairfield recently featured on an article at The Review. Here it is word for word, pictures added by us.
Annual Eco-Fair, Rebranded EcoFairfield, Coming April 20–22
With a greater emphasis on local experts and a focus on service to the community, the 12th annual Eco-Fair this year is entitled EcoFairfield.
Coinciding with Earth Day, the event will feature workshops, local vendors and businesses, and community sustainability projects. The goal is to create a movement to serve, connect, and inspire the citizens of Fairfield.
Organizers have planned a “day of service” on Friday, April 20, that will entail working on local projects to benefit the community and provide a hands-on learning experience. Major tree planting efforts are planned for the entire weekend in collaboration with the Alliant Energy Hometown Rewards Program.
The keynote speaker, Seth Braun, will focus on shaping a collective vision for the future of Fairfield. Based in Fairfield, Mr. Braun is an author, speaker, personal coach, entrepreneur, musician, and founder of Indestructible Success. He has offered keynote speeches, seminars, and training to a wide range of organizations and individuals around the country.
Other local or regional speakers and workshop hosts who had confirmed as of mid-February include Fred Kirschenmann from the Leopold Center; Christian Renaud from StartupCity in Des Moines; Michael Cook, a former organizer of the Village Building Convergence in Portland, Oregon; Francis Thicke, author, sustainable agriculture expert, and founder of Radiance Dairy; Maryan Hesse, an Amazon forest ambassador; and Nick Campney from One-Hundred Trees.
While EcoFairfield will feature a day of service, organizers see this event as spearheading ongoing service projects in Fairfield related to sustainability and have created a Facebook page that lists local opportunities to volunteer.
EcoFairfield 2012 will also include the annual Eco Jam Fashion Show on Saturday evening, April 21, complete with catwalk and models. Designers are hard at work combining sustainability with art by creating garments that are made of recycled, vintage, or organically and sustainably manufactured materials.
EcoFairfield is a collaboration of the city of Fairfield, the Fairfield Public Library, Iowa State Extension, Fairfield Volunteer Center, MUM, MyLocal Cooperative, the Dharma Foundation, the Bonnell Building Project, and Fairfield Rotaract, with additional collaborators expected to be joining the effort.
“We hope EcoFairfield will be Fairfield’s event of the year,” said Fabiola Domenique, who together with Vinayak Narayana is codirector of marketing for the event.
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