3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Eve Marcum-Atkinson
Huntington, WV – Marshall University Sustainability Department in conjunction with Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, the Wild Ramp, the City of Huntington, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Old Central City Association, Tour DePATH and many more present the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair.
The 2017 Sustainability Fair will be held at Charles Holley Gazebo in Huntington’s Central City on May 20, 2017 from 10am-4pm. This event will once again be free and open to the public. Additionally, we will feature local artisans, live music, informational booths, and activities for the whole family.
Tour DePATH will be hosting their annual community bicycle ride from 8am-10am at the fair. So, bring your family and your bikes.
And, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc. will be offering a Tech and Electronic Recycling station behind the Gazebo. So bring your old Tech, too!
An LED Light Bulb Exchange will give the first 100 visitors the opportunity to exchange their incandescent bulbs for a new LED bulb. This event will be hosted at the Marshall University Sustainability Department booth, and is sponsored by West Virginia Electric.
A Recycled Art Exhibit will be hosted at the Boys & Girls Club in Old Central City will during the fair. This arts and crafts showcase is for ages 5-18. Participants will submit their unique creations, which will be displayed from 11am to 2pm during the fair. We encourage you to enter your project theme around sustainability, repurposed items, or recycled materials (clothes, books, cardboard, metal, paper, etc.). Any medium or form is acceptable, including infographic posters. All submitted art work must come with an Art Title Plate. To submit your art, please deliver it by May 18th to the Goodwill Recycling Center at 525 W. 19th St. between 8am and 4pm weekdays. Following the Art Exhibit, all artwork not picked up from the Boys and Girls Club by 3pm on May 20th will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club.
Free Film Showings will be hosted by OVEC, one of the major supporters of Huntington’s Sustainability Fair. You can see these award winning documentaries by taking a short walk down to their offices at 725 W. 14th St.
– 10:30 am “Catching the Sun”
– 12:30 pm “Backlight: The Breakthrough in Renewable Energy”
– 2:00 pm “Sustainable”
Live local music will fill the air, so come on down. Over 20 local musical artists will be performing at the Gazebo and behind the Wild Ramp, including such acts as The Settlement, 5$Red, Tim Browning & the Widowmakers, and The Shadowshaker Band.
Enjoy local foods from area vendors such as the Press Club, Ice Cream a Go GO, the Bodega Market and Cafe, and Grindstone. And savor local produce, plants, and products from a variety of area farmers and growers.
Finally, a number of workshops, demonstrations and activities will take place throughout the day including a yoga demonstrations, the Perennial Exchange and Plant Sale hosted by the Cabell County Master Gardeners, a pallet workshop with Kentucky Pallet Artist, and solar power info from Solar Holler and WV Sun.
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. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com and click the Volunteer tab to register.
We invite everyone to come learn, listen to live music, shop local, and have fun.
To make a tax deductible donation, please mail your check or money order to the Marshall University Sustainability Department, 1 John Marshall Drive, Huntington WV 25755. Proceeds go to help fund Huntington’s annual Sustainability Fair.
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