The Evanston Green Living Festival is an annual event presented by the Evanston Environmental Association (EEA) and the City of Evanston, with support from an outstanding group of Sponsors. The festival will be held on Saturday, September 29 from 9am to 3pm at the Evanston Ecology Center (2024 McCormick) and is designed to showcase green products, services and ideas that help attendees lower their carbon footprint.
The 2012 Evanston Green Living Festival will present a wide spectrum of green exhibitors, plenty of fun activities for adults and children, and a healthy selection of food and drinks. This unique environmentally-focused event will feature the following attractions:
- A special focus on Water as a precious resource including a large number of water-related exhibits. This year's theme is "Water: Preserving and Protecting It!". Dick Lanyon will make a presentation at noon on "Water - Check the Depth before You Dive In"
- The Green Market - nearly 4000 square feet of covered outdoor space featuring exhibits by over 80 participating green businesses and organizations
- The NU Tiny House - an 128 square foot totally sustainable house built by students from Northwestern University that will brought to the festival for the enjoyment and education of our attendees
- Alternative Energy Displays including the latest in sustainable energy options including solar panels, and other green energy demonstrations
- Alternative Transportation Demos - hybrids (Chevy Volt), all-electric cars (Tesla Roadster, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, ...), Pace Suburban Bus, bikes, car sharing and more...
- A Green Silent Auction of items generously provided by local green vendors and organizations
- Plenty of fun activities that will keep kids (and their parents) entertained
- Free bicycle rickshaw rides for all attendees
- Delicious Food and Refreshments
- Secure Bike Parking. We encourage you to walk or bike to the fest.
We invite you, your friends, and family to come to the 2012 Evanston Green Living Festival. You'll have lots of fun, learn about green products and services, and enjoy a fall Saturday in the Ladd Arboretum. See you at the fest!