Green Films at HSF 2017

OVEC, one of the major supporters of Huntington’s Sustainability Fair, will be showing three award winning documentaries about Solar Power, Renewable Energy, and American’s Food System.

Please make time in your day during the 3rd annual Sustainability Fair (May 20, 2017) to visit OVEC (725 W. 14th Street) and watch at least one of these films.


Catching the Sun” 10:30 am catching_art_hor_final.jpg

An unemployed American worker, a Tea Party activist, and a Chinese solar entrepreneur race to lead the clean energy future. Who wins and who loses in the battle for power in the 21st century?

Through the stories of workers and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and China, Catching the Sun captures the global race to lead the clean energy future. Over the course of a solar jobs training program, Catching the Sun follows the hope and heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.  With countries like China investing in innovative technologies and capitalizing on this trillion-dollar opportunity, Catching the Sun tells the story of the global energy transition from the perspective of workers and entrepreneurs building solutions to income inequality and climate change with their own hands. Their successes and failures speak to one of the biggest questions of our time: will the U.S. actually be able to build a clean energy economy?

Backlight: The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy” 12:30 pm 

You won’t read about it in the papers, but a silent worldwide revolution is taking place: renewable energy is becoming cheaper than energy from fossil fuels. More and more, opting for wind and solar energy is no longer an ethical choice but an economic one. This will speed up the transfer to renewable energy.

Countries like Brazil, Australia, Chili and parts of the United States are switching to renewable energy for economic reasons. Over the coming years, the price of solar and wind energy will keep falling rapidly. The number of countries where the tipping point for renewable energy has been reached will continue to rise. A surprising newcomer is Morocco, for example. By 2020 the government expects to meet more than 40 percent of the demand for electricity with solar energy. The Netherlands is nowhere near ready yet.

Sustainable” 2:00 pm 

A vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

 

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2017 Posters are Here

Introducing  posters for this year’s Huntington Sustainability Fair(2017)!

They come in 8.5X11 and 11×17 versions. Print them out! Hang them up!

If you want a copy of the larger poster please contact us and we will get it to you. (Eve Marcum-Atkinson or Carrie Nilles; 304-696-2992)


11 x 17


8.5 X 11

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Take the 2017 Green Challenge!

The “Green Challenge” Calendar is filled with green action ideas, and local area events in April and May, leading up to the Sustainability Fair on Saturday, May 20th.

In addition, a small list of challenges are offered to the community, designed to encourage all to choose living a little more green, simply, and sustainably.

To make it a fun challenge, the first 10 fair attendees to complete this Green Challenge and bring their checked lists to our information booth at the fair will receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with green swag .

Keep reading!

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2017 Sustainability Fair

The 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair will be held on Saturday, May 20th, at the Wild Ramp in Central City.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, a Sponsor, or host a Participant Booth, Workshop, or Demonstration, please follow the previous links to register.  If you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us.

Click Below to contribute directly to the Huntington Sustainability Fair project.

Fair Donations are for the express purpose of helping host this annual fair.

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Sustainability Fair Success!

The 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, held on May 21st at the Wild Ramp in Central City from 10am-4pm, was a great success in spite of the threat of rain all day. We lucked out with just a sprinkle here and there, till the real rain came at 4pm, at the close of the fair. We estimate that roughly 400 came out to The Wild Ramp on 14th St. West in the Central City area of Huntington, WV. Tour DePATH had a great annual bike ride along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health, WVCA and MU Environmental Health and Safety hosted an excellent rain barrel demonstration, and there were tons of wonderful local musicians who performed at the fair as their volunteer contribution. Many more workshops and demonstrations were hosted.

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Bike the PATH with an MU Eco-Bike

The Rec Center has agreed to be open at 9:15am on Saturday, so that students, staff, faculty, and Rec Center members will have the option of checking out an Eco-Bike in time to ride down to 14th St. West and participate in the Tour DePATH event at 10am.

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Fair Updates

Here is everything you will need to navigate the fair on Saturday.


SUST-FAIR-POSTER-5-11-2016-webSCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

10:00 AM:     Tour DePATH Community Bike Ride – hosted by Rahall Transportation Institute, and the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health (Gazebo & #39).
10:00 AM:     Perennial Exchange & Plant Sale – hosted by the Cabell County Master Gardeners Association (#40)
   1:00 PM:     RAIN Barrel Workshop – hosted by Marshall University Environmental Health and Safety, and the West Virginia Conservation Agency (#35/36)

ALL DAY (10-4):     Tech-Recycling Station – hosted by Goodwill Industries, will accept old laptops, tablets, phones, printers, etc. (NO TV’s) (#42)
ALL DAY (10-4):     Self-Sufficiency Demonstrations of back-to-basic techniques, including bow fire-starting – hosted by The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance       (#43)
ALL DAY (10-4):     YOGA – hosted by Studio 8 (#44)
ALL DAY (10-4):     Pallet Upcycling – hosted by Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist (#45)
ALL DAY (10-4):     Worm Composting and Food Fermentation – hosted by Fungolia Farms (#46)

   4:15 PM:     Reception @ OVEC, 725 14th St West
   5:00 PM:     Film Showing @ OVEC, “Fridays at the Farm” 20min, and “Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret” 90min


Green Challenge Calendar of Events-webLIVE MUSIC

Gazebo

10:00 AM:          Tour DePATH – intro, question and answer, ride launch
10:30 AM:          Introduction to fair
11:00 AM:          5$Red
12:00 AM:          The Settlement
   1:00 PM:          Jerry Brooks and Marcus Oglesby
   2:00 PM:          The Sugarbeats
   3:00 PM:          The Shadowshaker Band

 

Out Back of Wild Ramp

11:00 AM:          Joe Troubetaris and Keyamo Onoge
12:00 PM:           Jeremy Daniel Roberts
   1:00 PM:          Danny Neal
   2:00 PM:          Chris Sutton & Mark The Harp
   3:00 PM:          Kayla Massie


Wild Ramp Layout-5-18-2016Participant Booth List

1  Glass From The Past
2 Beyond The Vale
3 It Works
4 Mount West Community College
5 Poole’s Art and Antiques
6 Common Grounds
7 Butt Load of Keepsakes
8 Donna Hicks, Crafts
9 Perennial Favorites Greenhouse
10 Appalachian Forest Herbs
11 WV Highlands Concervancy
12 OVEC
13 Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods
14 Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods
15 Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods
16 Chickpeas Middle Eastern FoodsBigPoster-5-11-2016-web
17 Musician Merch Booth
18 Bamboozled
19 Fourpole Creek Watershed Association
20 Scent From Heaven
21 MU Bio Science
22 Crackerjack Farms
23 MU BLOOME Project
24 Resistor Rags And Wares
25 Solar Holler
26 Rebel Farms
27 League of Women Voters
28 Citizens Climate Lobby
29 Modern Thinkers Gallery
30 Golden Ram
31 Energy Efficient WV
33 Sustainable Living for WV
34 Info Booth
35 WVCA
36 MU Environmental Health and Safety
37 MU Sustainability Department
38 MU Creek Geeks
39 Tour DePATH
40 CCMG – Plant Exchange and Sale
41 WV Hotdogs/30 Mile Meal
42 Goodwill Industries/Tech-Recycling Station
43 The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance
44 Studio 8
45 Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist
46 Fungolia Farms – Worm Composting & Fermented Foods

Alphabetical Participant List
Appalachian Forest Herbs 10
Bamboozled 18
Beyond The Vale 2
Butt Load of Keepsakes 7
Cabell County Master Gardeners 40
Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods 13, 14, 15, 16
Citizens Climate Lobby 28
Common Grounds Shoppes 6
Crackerjack Farms 22
Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist 45
Donna Hicks, artisan 8
Energy Efficient WV 31
Farm-To-Table Café (inside Wild Ramp)
Fourpole Creek Watershed Association 19
Fungolia Farms – Worm Composting & Fermented Foods 46
Glass From The Past 1
Golden Ram 30
Goodwill 42
Ice Cream A Go-Go (mobile booth)
Info Booth 34
It Works 3
League of Women Voters 27
Local Music Booth 17
Modern Thinkers Gallery 29
Mount West Community College 4
MU Biological Sciences 21
MU BLOOME Project 23
MU Creek Geeks 38
MU Environmental Health and Safety 36
MU Sustainability Dept 37
OVEC 12
Perennial Favorites Greenhouse 9
Poole’s Arts & Antiques 5
Rebel Farms 26
Resistor Rags And Wares 24
Scent From Heaven, Inc. 20
Solar Holler 25
Studio 8 44
Sustainable Living for WV 33
The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance 43
The Wild Ramp
Tour De PATH 39
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy 11
WV Dogs / 30 Mile Meal 41
WVCA 35
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PRESS RELEASE: 5-7-2016

FOR ALL MEDIA:
PRESS RELEASE: 5-7-2016
SUBJECT:  PRESS RELEASE: 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, May 21st @ Wild Ramp, 10AM-4PM
– FULL LIST OF LIVE MUSIC LINEUP AND VENDORS/ PARTICIPANTS
– CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Today’s Date: May 7, 2016Contact: emarcatkin@gmail.com / 614 357-8533, deniseap@earthlink.net / 304 617-8402WHO: Sustainable Living for West Virginia, the Marshall University Sustainability Department, Tour DePATH, the Old Central City Association, the Wild Ramp, and many more.WHAT: 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair – Full list of live music line-up and vendor participants, plus Call for Volunteers
WHEN: Saturday, May 21st, 10AM-4PM
WHERE: The Wild Ramp, 555 14th St W, Huntington, WV 25704

SUBJECT: 1) Full List of Live Music Line-up and Vendors/Participants & 2) Call for Volunteers to help at, the 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, May 21st @ The Wild Ramp, 10AM-4PMThe Huntington Sustainability Fair planning committee is pleased to announce our complete line-up of live music and area vendors/participants for the 2016 Fair (See Below).

“We are so thrilled with the level of participants, both quality and quantity, and hope our community residents are also. Come on out to the fair! A great time will be had by all,” said Denise Poole, co-coordinator.Tour DePATH is among our participants, and will again offer their annual bike ride along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health. There are three route options: 4 miles, 10 miles, and 26 miles. There is no fee, and community cyclists of all ages are invited to participate. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The Huntington Sustainability Fair will be held Saturday, May 21st, in Huntington’s Central City.  This year, the fair will be held at The Wild Ramp and the Central City Gazebo.  This event will once again be free and open to the public.

VOLUNTEERS: We need you! The community is encouraged to take part. “We are in great need of helping hands leading up to and on the day of the fair,” said Eve Marcum-Atkinson of the MU Sustainability Dept. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.

Coordinators Denise Poole and Eve Marcum-Atkinson encourage everyone to come learn, listen to live local music, and have fun.

VENDORS/PARTICIPANTS LIST:
•       Appalachian Forest Herbs
•       Bamboozled
•       Beyond The Vale
•       Butt Load of Keepsakes
•       Cabell County Master Gardeners
•       Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods
•       Citizens Climate Lobby
•       Common Grounds Shoppes
•       Composting/Noni Farms
•       Crackerjack Farms
•       Donna Hicks, artisan
•       Farm-To-Table Café’
•       Glass from the Past
•       Golden Ram
•       Goodwill Industries – electronic recycling
•       Ice Cream A Go-Go
•       It Works
•       League of Women Voters
•       Lindsey Wilson College
•       Modern Thinkers Gallery
•       Mount West Community College
•       MU Biological Sciences
•       MU BLOOME Project
•       MU Creek Geeks
•       MU Environmental Health and Safety
•       MU Sustainability Dept.
•       OVEC
•       Perennial Favorites
•       Poole’s Arts & Antiques
•       Rebel Farms
•       Resistor Rags And Wares
•       Scent From Heaven, Inc.
•       Solar Holler
•       Studio 8
•       Sustainable Living for WV
•       The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance
•       The Wild Ramp
•       Totally Awesome Faces
•       Tour De PATH
•       West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
•       WV Dogs / 30 Mile Meal
•       WVCA
LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP:
Gazebo
10:00 am: Tour DePATH intro, question and answer, ride launch
10:30 am: Intro to fair
11-11:45am: 5$Red
12-12:45pm: The Settlement
1-1:45pm: Jerry Brooks and Marcus Oglesby
2-2:45: The Sugarbeats
3-3:45: The Shadowshaker Band
Out Back of Wild Ramp
10:30-10:50am: Katona Manisinger
11-11:45am: Joe Troubetaris and Keyamo Onoge
12-12:45pm: Jeremy Daniel Roberts
1-1:45pm: Danny Neal
2-2:45pm: Chris Sutton & Mark The Harp
3-3:45pm: Kayla Massie
The Huntington Sustainability Fair project is a cooperative effort by Sustainable Living for WV, the Marshall University Sustainability Department, the Wild Ramp, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Old Central City Association, Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, Tour DePATH and many more.
To make a tax deductible donation, please mail your check or money order to Sustainable Living for West Virginia, P.O. Box 2206, Huntington WV 25722. You can also contribute online at www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com and www.sustainablelivingforwv.org. Proceeds go to help fund Huntington’s annual Sustainability Fair.
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Music Lineup

We will have live local music throughout the fair, both out back of the Wild Ramp and at the Central City Gazebo.

Gazebo
10:00 am: Tour DePATH intro, question and answer, ride launch
10:30 am: Intro to fair
11-11:45am: 5$Red
12-12:45pm: The Settlement
1-1:45pm: Jerry Brooks and Marcus Oglesby
2-2:45: The Sugarbeats
3-3:45: The Shadowshaker Band

Out Back of Wild Ramp
10:30-10:50am: Katona Manisinger
11-11:45am: Joe Troubetaris and Keyamo Onoge
12-12:45pm: Jeremy Daniel Roberts
1-1:45pm: Danny Neal
2-2:45pm: Chris Sutton & Mark The Harp
3-3:45pm: Kayla Massie

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Take the Green Challenge!

Take The Green Challenge and get a Free Bag of Green Swag!Green Challenge Calendar of Events-web

On May 5th and 12th, Denise Poole will be at the “Chat-n-Chew” community discussion group @ the Frederick Building main lobby, 940 4th Ave, from 5:30-7pm. If anyone is interested in Volunteering at the 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair, please come and find out more. Also, there is still room to register for a Participant Booth through April 30th. Lots of great info, live music, and workshops will be held at the Fair, scheduled for Saturday, May 21st, from 10am-4pm @ The Wild Ramp and Central City Gazebo, 555 14th St West.

DOWNLOAD – Green Challenge Calendar

GREEN CHALLENGE CALENDAR: The Huntington Sustainability Fair planning committee compiled a “Green Challenge Calendar” to promote local area events in April and May, leading up to the Sustainability Fair on Saturday, May 21st.

In addition, a small list of “challenges” are offered to the community, designed to encourage choosing ways to live more green, simply, and sustainably. To make it a fun challenge, the first 25 fair attendees to complete this Green Challenge and bring their checked lists to our information booth at the fair receive a free reusable shopping bag filled with green “swag”.

“The calendar is filled with a host of events occurring in our community this spring” said Denise Poole, co-coordinator. “We’ve included national observances as well, so there’s a wonderful array of activities to welcome spring, Earth Day, the Sustainability Fair and connecting with our local community.”

“The challenge is both fun and educational, and is perfect for either individuals or a whole family.” said Eve Marcum-Atkinson, co-coordinator. “Simple tasks such as using LED light bulbs at home, recycling, biking to work or school, or getting involved in a local community project can have a real positive impact.”

 

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