Evanston Green Living Festival

  • 24 Sep 2011
  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd, Evanston, IL 60201
Alternative Energy - You've Got the Power

Come to this year's fifth annual Evanston Green Living Festival and experience a fun and educational event that will include the following attractions:

  • The Green Market featuring over 80 Green exhibitors from Evanston and nearby communities
  • Alternative Energy Displays - a residential wind turbine, solar panels, Northwestern University's Tiny House project, the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency program, and other energy demonstrations
  • Alternative Transportation - A Chevrolet Volt (the 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year), A PACE RideShare Van and Bus Bike Rack, an all-electric E-Car, Electric & Pedal bikes, I-Go Car Sharing, and the NU Solar Car Team's fifth-generation solar car
  • Green Demonstrations - Home Insulation, Composting, and many green products
  • The CUB Energy Saver program - sign up to create a personal energy plan and win points redeemable at national and local retailers
  • An environmental panel presentation of "The Energy Game - Getting to the Promised Land of Renewable Energy" by local alternative energy experts
  • A Green Silent Auction of items provided by green vendors and organizations
  • Plenty of fun activities to keep the kids entertained including a "Critter" meet-and-greet, stories by Mr. Rick, fun learning from Ricky Recycle, a ride on the Energy Bike to discover what it takes to power both incandescent and CFL bulbs, and numerous other engaging things to do
  • Free bicycle rickshaw rides to all attendees from 10am to 2pm  
  • Delicious Food and Refreshments offered by the Hummingbird Kitchen
  • Secure Bike Parking - we encourage festival attendees to ride their bikes to the festival and secure them in our protected area
 

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