20 Monday / January 20, 2020

Community Energy Fair: Caring for Our Neighbors

10:00 am to 02:00 pm
Evangelical Community Church, 502 S. High St., entrance between 2nd and 3rd streets

Make 2020 the year of positive change and join us in tackling our world’s energy challenge.

“We are tied together in the single garment of destiny, caught in an inescapable network of mutuality” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Recognizing the urgency of reducing our energy footprint, the Fair will provide everything a household needs to take simple high-impact measures to deeply reduce its energy footprint – by 35%.

You can visit some or all of nine “energy” stations to talk to experts about actions that can most greatly reduce their energy footprints.

The fair will provide you with information, tools and resources to make it easy to act.


The first 200 participants will receive their choice of a free energy-saving item – anything from a set of cloth napkins to a low-flow shower head.

Not only that, but each participant who arrives by 12:30 will receive two free raffle tickets for their choice of over seventeen prizes, from programmable thermostats, a composting system, a clothesline and water conservation kits with installation help to a push mower, a clothes rack and more.


A simultaneous program organized by teens will train t(w)eens in conserving energy and speaking up as well as showing a short video. Teens will share an Earth-friendly lunch of their making. The teen organizers are keen to recruit other youth as they contemplate how they will make a difference.

Special Events

From 1 to 2 PM, participant are invited concurrent sessions – “Going Solar Information Session” and “How can we talk about it?” – followed by refreshments.

All this will take place in a festive environment – free Earth-friendly food, music by nationally-known folk singers Cindy Kallett and Grey Larsen, and child care for children aged 1 to 10. By serving our neighbors, our children and this gift of the earth, participating in the fair will help create and serve as a model of Dr. King’s “beloved community”.

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