This newsletter was originally sent on Sep 13, 2010.

FC Bikes is pleased to sponsor Saturday's keynote speaker, Jeff Mapes, author of Pedaling Revolution
Check out the FC Bikes tent at the fair.  See you there!

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11th Annual Sustainable Living Fair
A solution driven, hands-on family oriented event!

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Sept. 7, 2010 - The 11th annual Sustainable Living Fair is a solution-driven, hands-on, family oriented event designed to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about: renewable energy, alternative transportation, sustainable agriculture, green building, natural health, environmental & social responsibility, local economies and more. 

The Sustainable Living Fair offers 250 exhibitors, 100 workshops, four diverse keynote speakers, hands-on demonstrations, Family Planet with a Natural Parenting Nook, Zen Zone, an alternative fuel vehicle showcase, food, live entertainment, and a beer garden.  Fair attendees represent a full spectrum of people, from the novice recycler to the leaders on the cutting edge of sustainable living practices and renewable energy.  Admission is only $8 per day and kids under 12 get in free.


The 11th annual Sustainable Living Fair will be held at a new, location at Legacy Park, 300 Woodlawn Drive in Fort Collins, Colorado on September 18th & 19th.  The best way to get to the fair is by riding your bike, taking the free bio-shuttles or walking.  The fair coordinators have made it easy with several alternative transportation options for consideration.  There is no on-site parking at the fair venue.  Plenty of parking is available in the Old Town area.  Visit the website under "getting there" for parking options, shuttle schedules and a complete listing of all the events and activities at the Fair


Our attendees represent a full spectrum of people from the novice recyclers, to the leaders in sustainable living practices and renewable energy.  There's something for everyone who utilizes the earth's natural resources.

Fair Hours & Admission

Fair is held at Legacy Park in Fort Collins, CO (300 Woodlawn Drive)

Saturday, September 18th: 10am - 6pm

Sunday, September 19th: 10am - 5pm

One-Day Pass: $8, Weekend Pass $15

Kids Under 12 FREE!

Purchase tickets at the Main Gate.

Powered by Nature: The Sustainable Living Fair will once again be powered completely on Renewable Energy.  Learn how we power the fair by joining us on The Energy Tour:  Meet at the Hydrogen Fuel Cell near the Main Stage on Saturday and Sunday at 1pm.

Carbon Offset: The Sustainable Living Fair will once again offset attendee travel through support of the Colorado Carbon Fund.  Last year we offset 320 metric tons of CO2.

Each year the Sustainable Living Fair features dynamic Keynote Speakers on the main stage.  Over the years we have heard inspiring words from speakers like Woody Harrelson, Ed Begley Jr., Amy Goodman, Frances Moore Lappe', Gary Erickson (founder of Cliff Bar), Nick Forester (host of Etown), Yvon Chouinard (founder of Patagonia), and many others.

Saturday, Sept. 18th at 12:00pm- Jeff Mapes, Author of Pedaling Revolution


Saturday, Sept.18th at 2:00pm-  Heather C. Flores, Author of Food Not Lawns

Sunday, Sept.19th 12:00pm- Andrew Harvey, Founder of Institute for Sacred Activism

Sunday, Sept. 19th 2:00pm- Doug Fine, Author of Farewell My Subaru

Zero Waste Goal

We encourage everyone to go beyond recycling and help us meet our Zero Waste Goal.  There will be several "Resource Diversion" Stations at the Fair with volunteers standing by to show you how to effectively dispose of your waste products. By bringing your own service ware for your food and drinks and diverting waste to recycling and compost containers, we can significantly reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill.  In 2009 we sent ONLY 250 lbs. of waste to the landfill after a 2-day event attended by 12,000 people.

Alternative Transportation Options - NO ON SITE PARKING AVAILABLE

Free Bike Valet Parking is available to all Fair attendees who ride their bike to the event. Tune-ups and inspections will also be available. There is NO onsite parking at the Fair grounds, so alternative transportation is your best option.  Otherwise you can ride our FREE Biodiesel Shuttle Buses that will be stopping at various, convenient locations around town. 

Media contact for additional information:
Mobile: 970-217-8786
Office: 970-224-3247
Kristina Cash, Fair Director

Organization background

The Rocky Mountain Sustainable Living Association's mission is to educate people and communities in the Rocky Mountain region to make healthy sustainable choices. RMSLA has become well known for its annual educational event, the Sustainable Living Fair, the largest event of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region.  RMSLA also offers a series of year round workshops that help educate people about sustainable living practices, renewable energy systems, sustainable/local agriculture, using backyard gardens more productively, and adopting methods for reducing carbon footprints.

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