JACKSON, WY— Jackson’s favorite celebration of environmental stewardship and community is back this weekend for its 15th year.
EcoFair 2018, hosted by Energy Conservation Works, is this Saturday, May 12 from noon-5 p.m. at Snow King Ball Field. It’s a chance for local businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies to showcase their sustainability efforts. More than 50 organizations will host educational and merchandising booths. Fairgoers will be able to sign up for Green Power at the Lower Valley Energy/ECW booth, drop of small e-waste items (laptop or smaller) for recycling free of charge, pick up compostable yard waste bags or the annual Spring Clean-up, tour a variety of eco-friendly vehicle models, meet rehabilitated wild birds at the Teton Raptor Center booth, experience botanical delights, get a bicycle safety check from Hoback Sports, and much more!
There will also be live music all afternoon, featuring the JH Community School Jazz Band from 12:15-1:40 p.m. and Wyatt Lowe & the Mayhem Kings from 2-4:50 p.m. (two sets with a 15-minute break).
Cyclists get VIP parking and free bike safety assessments. There’s also a “Strider Adventure Zone” courtesy of Friends of Pathways, designed to encourage kids 18 months to 5 years old to explore mobility on two wheels and experience the challenge and thrill of riding on unique terrain and obstacles (weather permitting).
As in years past, EcoFair is committed to being an RRR Certified Road to Zero Waste Event. All vendors will serve food on reusable plates made from 100% recycled milk jugs, provide reusable cloth napkins and metal cutlery, and recycling and food waste disposal will be available at zero waste stations. All printed items utilize one-siders” – office paper that has had one side printed on, & is headed for the recycling center anyway. There will also be no disposable cups available at the fair—patrons are encouraged to bring their own, or take advantage of the stainless steel rental cup program (a $10 fully refundable deposit will get you a stainless steel up at the Slow Food in the Tetons; booth). Beer and cocktails are cheaper in your mug or cup from home!
There is a suggested $5 donation to help cover event costs. Make your donation at the info booth or with any volunteer wearing a nametag.
Visit JacksonEcoFair.org for more information.