Eco-Fair March 27, 2 – 9 p.m.

Posted by Trish Riley, March 23, 2010

The Gainesville Environmental Film and Arts Festival will host an Eco-Fair 2-9 p.m. March 27 at the Sun Center downtown.

We’ve been inspired by the films, now let’s get the tools for change and make the commitment to do what we can to create a healthier future. Join the GoGreenNation Conservation Challenge, buy a rain barrel, pick up compost bins, join the efforts of organizations working to protect our natural resources, and have fun meeting like-minded people.

Booths will be up from 2 – 6:30 p.m.; musicians will play until 6:30 p.m. then the film “Home” will begin at dusk. Festival ends when the film ends at 8:30 p.m., just as lights go out around the world in celebration of Earth Hour.

Environmental Booths

1 Save Our Suwannee

2 Veg4Life

3 SAC: Sustainable Alachua County

4 USGBC: Heart of Florida Chapter, U.S. Green Building Council

5 Drops and Watts: Weatherize to Conserve

6 Neutral Gainesville: Offset your Carbon Footprint

7 Waste Management: Compost bins, edutainment

8 Alachua Dept. of Environmental Protection: Drop off Hazardous and Electronic Wastes; buy a rain barrel

9 Pure Energy Solar powers our musical performances with Solar Tower

10 Transition Town: Micanopy

11 Sandhill Farm: Fresh Biodynamic Produce

12 Florida Organic Growers: Shelley Rogers, Director, “What’s Organic About Organic?”

13 Optics for the Tropics: Bird conservation and observation tools

14 Conservation burial: Green and sustainable

15 Citizens Co-op and Blue Oven Kitchens/Kitchen Incubator

16 Quiet Waters: Silence in Nature

17 Protect Peace River: Carter Lord, Director, “The Phosphate Dilemma”

18 Suwannee St. Johns Chapter, Sierra Club

19 Brytan/Kanapaha Realty: Green Homes

20 Putnam Land Conservancy

21 First Steps Headquarters: Green Websites

22 United Nations USA, UF Chapter

23 First Steps Headquarters

24 Flour Pot bakery

25 Civic Media Center

26 IFAS: Florida Friendly Yards


2 p.m. Whitey Markle

2:45 p.m. Dale Crider

3:30 p.m. Mark Smith

4:15 p.m. Shade Tree

5 p.m. Doug Clifford

5:45 p.m. Weeds of Eden

Special Events:

*We’ve added a special screening of the much-loved film “Dirt!” at the Hippodrome Cinema at 2:30 p.m.*

4 p.m.: Making the Move to a Sustainable Future: Pete Colverson, Pandion Systems.

5:30-6 p.m. Boca Fiesta/Palomino Courtyard: Nia Moving Meditation with Marty Henneka