July-August 2009 Newsletter
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Second Annual Verde Fest
—This one by M-CAN—

In the Cortez City Park. Free to All.

Saturday August 15th, 10am - 4pm.
Put it on your calendar !

Call for Volunteers !

Verde Fest needs you August 15th!

  • Stake out exhibitor area plan
  • Setup food, presentation tents Aug 15th morning
  • Put up info posters Aug 15th morning
  • Give out tickets during day for door prizes
  • Plan and help with kids activities & games during day
  • Help with cleanup 4pm

  • Contact Betty Janes, 970-533-1051, ejanes@frontier.net
    and give her your contact info. Thanks.

    Planning for the Verde Fest is coming along great!
    We have 25 exhibitors and more coming in all the time. Many of these exhibitors will be making scheduled presentations at their booths and some will be offering locally grown food. There will also be speakers on many topics at the pavillion as well as live music.
    We have 8 sponsors including;

                         Dolores St. Bank
                         First National Bank, Cortez
                         Fraley & Co.
                         RCL Trucking
                         Southwest Seed
                         Vectra Bank
                         Artwork by R. Chris Vest

    We welcome sponsors to donate funds or services.

    Come browse the many green and sustainability exhibits and booths,
    • attend lectures, videos and live demonstrations
    • enjoy local foods, live music,
    • plenty of fun activities for the kids !
    • Renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal, etc.)
    • Recycling, Natural health, Green building techniques, Alternative vehicles
    • Organic Agriculture (composting demo)
    • Green space conservation
    • Local Economics (Agri-tourism, eat local)
    • Eco products
    • Konservation Kids (sustainable activities for kids)
    • Music and food
    See www.m-can.org/VFest for more information and exhibitor's application.

    Seeking More Exhibitors !!!
    Exhibitor fees $25 ($10 non-profits).
    Double after July 31.
    Download exhibitor application at

    M-CANís Hands On! Renewable Energy Group
    Invites everyone to join this
    July 22 PV Installation Tour

    Next Wednesday, July 22
    Everyone is invited to join the
    Hands On! Renewable Energy Group tour of Sam Perry's Mancos ranch PV installation . Sam will share his knowledge of the 10 kilowatt photovoltaic system he had installed on his Mancos ranch recently.

    Sam's 10kW installation is the largest private, grid-tied, net metered system allowed by Empire Electric at this time.

    The Tour will begin at    6:30 pm.
    Address:    39364 Road G, Mancos. (533-7685)
    Directions: Take Weber Canyon Road south from Mancos to G, then west.
           Or take Rd 38 or 39 from 160 (west of Mancos) south to Road G, then east.

    This information is also available at www.M-CAN.org.
    Direct questions to Jodi at 882-2401.