Saturday, May 19, 2012

June 9: Aurora Green Fest

What is a celebration of sustainability?  

Find out at the Aurora Green Fest on June 9th, Prisco Community Center, 150 W. Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL  60506, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The sustainable community of the Fox Valley will be there to energize and motivate our visitors with new ideas for healthy green living.
"It's our third year in Aurora, and we are bringing together the brightest stars in our environmental community to create the most exciting Green Fest ever," said Mavis Bates, Chairman of the Aurora Green Fest.  "Our emphasis this year is to raise awareness for making positive changes in our daily lives, from the food we eat, to the cars we drive, to the choices we make every day that affect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and our whole quality of life."

The event showcases local green businesses and environmental non-profits.  People interested in a greener life-style can meet local non-profit environmental groups, eco-businesses, sustainable energy businesses, local farmers, and healthy home advocates. 

This years big attraction is a Solar Powered Concert featuring the popular Chicago-area eco-friendly "The Giving Tree Band" powered by WCP Solar.   

As the grand finale of the day, Aurora Green Fest will raffle off the $25,000 solar photovoltaic (PV) system, which includes installation, donated by WCP Solar, Inc.  Raffle tickets are now available, and winner need not be present.  Send inquiries to  

Highlights of the Aurora Green Fest include:
  • "Solar Powered Concert" with a raffle of a $25,000 solar PV system including installation for home or business
  • Green car show
  • Green kids activities
  • Rain barrels for sale
  • On-site recycling of styrofoam, electronics, cell-phones, compact florescent light bulbs, and old medications, sponsored by Fox Metro.
  • Shred-it-and-forget-it, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Rich Centeno, The Magical Balloon Man
  • SOAR, Inc., Save Our American Raptors, will bring rescued birds of prey
  • Food by River's Edge Café and Ezra's Chameleon Kitchen & Go Green Road Show
This is a family-friendly event, with plenty of activities for kids.  SOAR, Inc. will exhibit their rescued birds of prey.  Kids activities will include art projects from recycled objects, face painting, nature-themed balloon creations, and 'kids teaching kids.'  Parents, bring your kids.  Kids, bring your parents. 
Aurora Green Fest promises to be an exciting and engaging way to learn more about sustainable practices and resources in the community, networking local people with businesses that share an interest in preserving the earth. 

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