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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.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair

Here is our list of participants in this year's event.

1, 2 Bodega Market and Cafe, The
3 Gro Huntington
4 Luna Lady Soap Co.
5 Winter's Bride Arts
6 Sticks and Stones
7 Murdoc
8 Young Living Essential Oils
9 West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
10 League of Women Voters
12 Sissy's Stash
11, 13, 15 Sideline Grille, The
14 Xamaleya
16 WV SUN
17 Ken's Fresh Squeezed Lemonade
18 Huntington cycle and sport
19 Mad Glazier Studio, The
20 Scent From Heaven
21 Marshall University - Department of Biological Sciences
22 Lamps by Scott
23 Paparazzi Jewelry $5 Bling
24 Perfectly Posh
25 Appalachian Forest Herbs
26, 28 Press Club, The
27 Doterra
29 Sherwood Forest Crafts
30 Mud River Pottery
31 Perennial Favorites
32 Kentucky Pallet Artist
33 Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition
34 Energy Efficient West Virginia
35 Mountwest Community & Technical College
36 Something Special
37 People Powered Huntington
38 MU Sustainability Dept/Info Booth
39 Lil Creamer Shave Ice
40 Cabell County Master Gardeners
41, 42 Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc.
43 The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance
44 BES Nursery LLC
45 Solar Holler
46 Crackerjack Farms
Mobile - Ice cream a go go

On Saturday, May 20th, in Huntington's Central City, the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair will be held at The Wild Ramp and the Charles Holley Gazebo in Huntington’s Central City.  This event will once again be free and open to the public.

The Huntington Sustainability Fair is a cooperative effort by Marshall University Sustainability Department, 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.

PARTICIPANTS WANTED: 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. To participate in our event, visit www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.

VOLUNTEERS: We need you! 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.

GREEN CHALLENGE: Take our Green Challenge and get some Green Swag! By downloading our Green Calendar, performing each challenge, and being among the first 10 to bring your checked sheet to our booth at the far, you can win a cool bag of green and sustainable items. Hey, who else would give you free stuff for being green?

We encourage everyone to come learn, listen to live local music, and have fun. There will be a wide variety of participating organizations and groups offering workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits on sustainable issues. There will also be live music, artisans, and family friendly activities.

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.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair and #bemarshallgreen on Twitter.

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PRESS ADVISORY: Marshall University will be hosting the 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 20th in Huntington's Central City at The Wild Ramp and the Charles Holley Gazebo.  This event is free and open to the public.

The Huntington Sustainability Fair project is a cooperative effort by Marshall University Sustainability Department, the Wild Ramp, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, the City of Huntington, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, the Old Central City Association, Tour DePATH and many more, according to Eve Marcum-Atkinson, interim director for the university’s Sustainability Department.

“We encourage everyone to come learn, listen to live local music, and have fun. There will be a wide variety of participating organizations and groups offering workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits on sustainable issues,” Marcum-Atkinson said. “There will also be live music, artisans and family-friendly activities.”

Area crafts persons, artisans, farmers and growers, organizations, businesses and more are invited to participate in this event. The cost to set-up a booth is $20, which will go toward expenses for next year’s event.

To participate in the Huntington Sustainability Fair or if interested in volunteering, please visit www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com. 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.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.

WHO: Marshall University Sustainability Department, the Wild Ramp, Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, the City of Huntington, Tour DePATH, OVEC, the Old Central City Association, and many more.
WHAT: 3rd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair
WHEN: Saturday, May 20th, 10AM-4PM
WHERE: The Wild Ramp, 555 14th St W, Huntington, WV 25704

The Huntington Sustainability Fair planning committee is pleased to announce our complete line-up of live music and area vendors/participants for the 2016 Fair (See Below).

The Huntington Sustainability Fair will be held this Saturday, May 21st, in Huntington's Central City at The Wild Ramp and the Central City Gazebo.  This event will once again be free and open to the public.

Tour DePATH is among our 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. 

Goodwill Industries will be making infinity scarves from old clothes, and offering free Tech-Recycling, so bring your old tablets, phones, laptops, and printers to be recycled.

Marshall University Environmental Health and Safety, and the West Virginia Conservation Agency, will be hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop at 1:00 PM, so show up early and enter the raffle for a free rain barrel.

The first 25 participants in the Green Challenge will win a bag of free "Green Swag", so make sure to download our Green Calendar and take the challenge. 

Other fair participants include area crafts-persons, artisans, food trucks, greenhouses, and farmers.

Following the fair, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will be hosting a reception and film showing of "Fridays at the Farm" and "Cowspiracy- The Sustainability Secret" from 4:15-7pm at their offices, 725 14th St. West. 

“The fair will be filled with live music by local artists, crafts, local food, workshops and demonstrations“, said Eve Marcum-Atkinson, co-coordinator.

“This is a great opportunity for area residents to join us and discover new skills, enjoy being a part of our community and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle”. Said Denise Poole, co-coordinator. “It’s also the perfect way to support local artists and businesses” Poole added.

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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
10:00 AM: Tour DePATH Community Bike Ride – hosted by Rahall
Transportation Institute, and the Paul Ambrose Trail for
Health (Gazebo & #39).

10:00 AM: Perennial Exchange & Plant Sale – hosted by the
Cabell County Master Gardeners Association (#40)

1:00 PM: RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP – hosted by Marshall
University Environmental Health and Safety, and the
West Virginia Conservation Agency (#35/36)

ALL DAY (10-4): Tech-Recycling Station – hosted by Goodwill
Industries, will accept old laptops, tablets, phones,
printers, etc. (NO TV’s) (#42)

ALL DAY (10-4): Self-Sufficiency Demonstrations of back-to-basic
techniques, including bow fire-starting – hosted by The
Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance (#43)

ALL DAY (10-4): YOGA – hosted by Studio 8 (#44)
ALL DAY (10-4): Pallet Upcycling – hosted by Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist (#45)

ALL DAY (10-4): Composting and Food Fermentation – hosted by Noni Farms (#46)

4:15 PM: Reception @ OVEC, 725 14 th St West

5:00 PM: Film Showing @ OVEC, “Fridays at the Farm” 20min
and “Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret” 90min

LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP:

Gazebo
10:00 am : Tour DePATH intro, question and answer, ride launch
10:30 am : Intro to fair
11-11:45am : 5$Red
12-12:45pm : The Settlement
1-1:45pm : Jerry Brooks and Marcus Oglesby
2-2:45 : The Sugarbeats
3-3:45 : The Shadowshaker Band

Out Back of Wild Ramp
11-11:45am : Joe Troubetaris and Keyamo Onoge
12-12:45pm : Jeremy Daniel Roberts
1-1:45pm : Danny Neal
2-2:45pm : Chris Sutton & Mark The Harp
3-3:45pm : Kayla Massie

Reception & Film Showing
Ohio Valley Environmental Conservancy (OVEC)
Location: OVEC Office – 725 14 th Street W.
4:15 pm – Reception
5:00 pm – Film: “Fridays at the Farm” 20 minutes
5:30 pm – Film: “Cowspiracy – the Sustainability Secret”

VENDORS/PARTICIPANTS LIST:
 Fourpole Creek Watershed Association
 Appalachian Forest Herbs
 Bamboozled
 Beyond The Vale
 Butt Load of Keepsakes
 Cabell County Master Gardeners
 Chickpeas Middle Eastern Foods
 Citizens Climate Lobby
 Common Grounds Shoppes
 Crackerjack Farms
 Dave Cooper, Kentucky Pallet Artist
 Donna Hicks, artisan
 Energy Efficient WV
 Farm-To-Table Café
 Glass From The Past
 Golden Ram
 Goodwill
 Ice Cream A Go-Go
 Info Booth
 It Works
 League of Women Voters
 Local Music Booth
 Modern Thinkers Gallery
 Mount West Community College
 MU Biological Sciences
 MU BLOOME Project
 MU Creek Geeks
 MU Environmental Health and Safety
 MU Sustainability Dept.
 Noni’s Farm
 OVEC
 Perennial Favorites Greenhouse
 Poole's Arts & Antiques
 Rebel Farms
 Resistor Rags And Wares
 Scent From Heaven, Inc.
 Solar Holler
 Studio 8
 Sustainable Living for WV
 The Mountaineer Institute for Self-Reliance
 The Wild Ramp
 Tour De PATH
 West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
 WV Dogs / 30 Mile Meal
 WV Conservation Agency

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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, Tour DePATH, the City of Huntington, Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District, and many more.

Join us on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.

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: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com

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: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com

 

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 www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com and www.sustainablelivingforwv.org. Proceeds go to help fund Huntington's annual Sustainability Fair.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.

2nd Annual
Huntington Sustainability Fair
May 21st @ Wild Ramp, 10AM-4PM

On Saturday, May 21st, in Huntington's Central City, we will be hosting the 2nd Annual Huntington Sustainability Fair.  This year, the fair will be held at The Wild Ramp and the Charles Holley 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: 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. To participate in our event, visit: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.

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: www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com.

Tour DePATH will again offer their annual bike ride along the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health. This year, they are meeting at 10am at the Sustainability Fair in Central City. The Marshall University Cycling Club will lead 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.

“We have many participating organizations and groups confirmed, offering workshops, hands-on demonstrations, and exhibits on sustainable issues. There will also be live music, artisans, and family friendly activities.” – Denise Poole.

“We are very excited to have partnered with Tour DePATH again this year. And, the Wild Ramp and the Old Central City Association have welcomed our event into the west end. We look to have the fair at new locations each year, to help showcase all the many sustainable efforts occurring in our region.” – Eve Marcum-Atkinson.

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 www.HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.com and www.sustainablelivingforwv.org. Proceeds go to help fund Huntington's annual Sustainability Fair.

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HuntingtonSustainabilityFair.

Well - It's Official! Our "re-do" of the evening Sustainability Fair music is now, "Sustainability Music Fest"! Saturday, June 27th from 5:30 PM - 11 PM

Music by,
 - Jim Curnutte
- Of The Dell
- The Allure
- Downtown King

Hope you can join us and relax!

Greater Huntington Park & Rec. will have the bar open, serving craft beer, soft drinks and more.

Chickpeas will be on hand for dinner! Butter It Up will also be open until at least 7 PM.

This is posted on the 2015 Sustainability Fair page, Create Huntington and several other venues.  Please share, and we look forward to seeing you next Saturday.