Friday, May 14, 2010

Monona Grove Energy & Sustainability Fair, May 22 at MGHS

Monona Grove Energy & Sustainability Fair

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 10:00 TO 3:00


The Monona Grove Energy and Sustainability Fair will heat up the high school with fun exhibits and eye-opening presentations from a mix of students and experts. This free fair is for parents, families, students, and community members of all ages.

Enjoy and learn from students' art and educational posters, booths and demonstrations, poetry, a musical performance, and more. (The Global Impact Class will even put the proper air in your tires while you're at the event!)

SATURDAY, MAY 22, 10:00 TO 3:00

Community nonprofits, energy providers, and sustainability experts of all stripes will provide a wide range of materials, information, and opportunities for you to join your friends, neighbors, and the students of the Monona Grove School District in creating a sustainable future.


Exhibits/exhibitors include: Geothermal at Glacial Drumlin,

The Natural Step Monona,
Energy Upgrades in the School District,
Energy savings tips from Alliant Energy & MG&E,
MG&E Solar Trailer and Energy Bike,
Focus on Energy, Climate Change: 101, Reduce/reuse/recycle tips,
Food and Sustainability,
LED Lighting,
The End of Cheap Stuff,
Alternative Energy,
Environmental Library Items,
What's green in your kitchen, Solar oven,
EnAct: Steps to greener living,
Community Car, Tire Inflation Booth,
Aldo Leopold Nature Center, and
What's your carbon footprint?

Enjoy environmental art projects, poetry, and at 1:00 a performance by Winnequah third and fourth graders: "Assignment Earth: What Kids Can Do to Save the Planet."

Energy Fair Presentations include:

Extreme Makeover: World Edition - Building a Sustainable Future, with Heather Gates of The Natural Step Monona;

Monona Grove - Energy Performance Contract Overview, with Nathan Nygaard, and James Rognstad of McKinstry Corporation;

How to Build a Better Window, with Ross Depaola;

Who Said That Ant Can't? Looking at Innovative Ways to Produce Biofuels, with Garret Suen PhD & Frank Aylward of the UW-Madison Currie Lab;

Permaculture and Community Resiliency, with Zach Ferdinand;

Eat Fresh, Eat Local, Eat Fast, with Sandye Adams;

The Future of Oil Resources, with Justin Bloesch and Ross DePaola;

Starting a Community Garden - Act Locally to Think Globally, with Aaron Adams; and

Dane County Energy Initiatives, with Robin Schmidt, Dane County Board Supervisor.

Following the Fair

After the fair, local bands Checkerboard Regalia, Space Hardware, and Recluse Under Fire perform from 3 to 6 p.m. (Admission is $3 for this extra program, with proceeds benefiting the Monona Grove Environmental Club.

Please attend the fair and show our younger generations that you care about the steps they are taking to learn about and improve our world, and that you are willing to make the journey to sustainability alongside them!

Organizers of the Energy and Sustainability Fair are the Monona Grove Energy and Sustainability Education Subcommittee, Energy and Sustainability (Core) Committee, High School Global Impact class, and the High School Environmental Club, with assistance from Alliant Energy, MG&E, McKinstry Corporation, and a number of community members.

TNS Monona Blogs the Fair

City of Monona News; MG School District to Hold Energy & Sustainability Fair May 22

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