Solar, cordwood, permaculture, gasifier technology, seed-saving, tai chi, interactive art installations, vending, dancing, playing music, community ceremony…these are just a few of the things you may have experienced at the 30th Annual Crestone Energy Fair. This year’s event was a huge success with over 500 attendees gathering from the San Luis Valley and beyond. We hope you enjoyed the diversity of presentations, workshops and vendors throughout the weekend.
Attendance on the Home Tours increased with around 70 people visiting local home-owner builders to witness construction methods first-hand. Thirty presentations were hosted throughout the free 3-day event, 9 bands played, over 35 vendors were busy with customers and local businesses saw their highest grossing revenue days of the year! We are already actively planning for 2020! We recently networked with many amazing non-profits from across the valley at the SLV Rural Philanthropy Days and have committed to expanding our outreach and education to a year-round basis. We plan to introduce a quarterly education series and a hands-on building project in coordination with next year’s event. In addition, we will be converting our website from an event-based site to an ongoing education and resource sharing platform in an effort to reach a more regional and global audience.
We are grateful to all of the key individuals, businesses and sponsors who supported our efforts this year and we hope to soar to even greater heights with your help. There are a few ways you can support your community:
VOLUNTEER: The Energy Fair is looking for inspired, visionary leaders to fill some key Coordinator positions: Accountant/Bookkeeper, Alternative Energy Coordinator, Grant Writer/Fundraiser, Volunteer Coordinator, PR/Advertising, Media & Communications, Sanitation, Recycling & Compost Coordinator, Sponsorship Coordinator, Vendor Coordinator. We also have many other committee roles to fill based on your skill sets and talents.
T-SHIRTS: We still have 2019 t-shirts for sale for $20 or 2018 t-shirts for $10.
GO FUND ME: If you enjoyed this year’s event and would like to see this kind of work continue in our community, please consider making a donation to our fundraising campaign. We are still in great need of funding to help with all of our post-production tasks, evaluations and organize for next year.
If you missed us at the event, we are continuing to post educational videos from the weekend as well as archiving past projects. If you would like to volunteer, buy a t-shirt or make a donation, please visit our website crestoneenergyfair.org or call 719-480-5925.