Mayor’s Green Fair on Main set for June 9

​The City of Ann Arbor mayor’s office is hosting the 17th annual Mayor’s Green Fair on Main Street Friday, June 9, 6–9 p.m., to celebrate our community’s environmental leadership and innovation.

Highlights of the 2017 Green Fair follow.

The Environmental Leaders Area showcases environmental nonprofit organizations, government agencies and participating businesses that are Environmental Excellence Partnership Program* with Washtenaw County. Many of the exhibit areas will provide information and host activities for all ages, such as craft projects with recycled goods from The Scrap Box, live birds of prey demonstrations with Leslie Science & Nature Center and roving sculptures.

The Clean Energy Expo provides a forum for innovative energy-saving designs and actions, including displays of electric and hybrid vehicles, demonstrations of green building materials, solar energy installations, ArborBike, renewable energy installations and more!

The Green Commute Area showcases a variety of ordinary and innovative sustainable transportation choices — ranging from bus and rail transit information, Zipcar, electric bikes and more.

Entertainment will include women’s roller derby, live music by Corndaddy and a pedal-powered DJ. Local vendors will sell organic food.

Green Fair, a zero-waste event, is coordinated by the office of Ann Arbor Mayor Christopher Taylor, in cooperation with Washtenaw County Environmental Excellence Partners, the Clean Energy Coalition, getDowntown and Recycle Ann Arbor. For more information on Green Fair, visit www.a2gov.org/greenfair.

* Environmental Excellence Partnership Program demonstrates practices that promote waste reduction, reuse, recycling and recycled-content purchasing. The E2P2 program was developed in cooperation with area chambers of commerce and municipalities to recognize voluntary environmental practices in the business and nonprofit sectors. For more information on the E2P2 business recognition program, contact Washtenaw County at 734.222.6889 or consult http://recycle.eWashtenaw.org.

 

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