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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.”

Attached:  Green Challenge Calendar in pdf.

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.

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.

PARTICIPANTS WANTED: Openings are still available for additional Area crafts persons, artisans, farmers/growers, organizations, businesses and more are invited to participate in our event. We charge a very nominal fee of $20 to set-up a booth. These funds will help us fund this and next year's event. Deadline to register:  April 15th.  To participate in our event, visit:

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." - Eve Marcum-Atkinson. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit:


Tour DePATH is among 50 anticipated 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.

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

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 and Proceeds go to help fund Huntington's annual Sustainability Fair.

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