- Sustainable Living for WV, the Marshall University Sustainability Department, the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, Tour DePATH, and Create Huntington volunteers through the Living Local Project came together with a number of other individuals, businesses, and organizations, to host an annual Sustainability Fair in Huntington.
- By hosting a fair centered around building a more sustainable community, with local musicians, artisans, farmers, restaurants, businesses, organizations, and government, we hoped to better inspire all to live a more locally based lifestyle.
- After several years of planning, we hosted our first Sustainability Fair on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 at Heritage Station, 210 11th St. in Downtown Huntington. Our 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair was on Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at the Wild Ramp in Central City. Our 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair is being planned for Saturday, May 20th, 2017 at the Wild Ramp in Central City.
Visit our Event Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair
Join our Project Planning Group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/147984998662401/
What was the Living Local Project?
- The Living Local Project was a volunteer led effort to inspire residents to live a more locally based, sustainable lifestyle.
- It began life as an idea discussed at a Create Huntington meeting in 2011, in partnership with Sustainable Living for West Virginia and the Marshall University Sustainability Department. The goal was to encourage green and sustainable locally based living through a sustainability fair. Living Local became the initial name of this sustainability fair project. The Huntington Sustainability Fair project, as it is now known, has been fully absorbed into the efforts of Sustainable Living for WV and the MU Sustainability Department.
- Create Huntington is a grassroots support network that empowers people to effect positive change in their community, as part of an effort to help the region grow more successful and inviting, innovative and thriving. Visit them at www.createhuntington.com.
Visit the LL Page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/LivingLocalTristate.
We envision this website to become an education resource for sustainable issues, local efforts, and individual involvement. We hope individuals will use our website to find information about projects in our region, and ways we can all be more sustainable at home. Further, we invite you all to join us on the third Saturday in May for our annual community Sustainability Fair.