Empire Electric will sponsor the Durango Discovery
Solar Roller at Verde Fest. The Solar Roller is a mobile discovery center
and power plant on wheels... a collection of "Interactive Energy Literacy Exhibits".
Kids and adults alike will enjoy this collection of sustainable power demonstrations.
As part of Verde Fest, Joel Glanzberg of Regenesis Group
author and educator in the area of permaculture and ecological restoration, will lead a 1/2 day permaculture
workshop with a focus on water harvesting on Friday morning, August 20th. The cost will be $25. Call 882-2155
for the specific location in Montezuma County and to register for the workshop. You are encouraged to sign
up early as class size will be limited. A free introductory talk on permaculture will be given on August
19th − the Thursday evening prior to the workshop − at 7:00 in the Mancos Public Library. Joel´s
presentations are not to be missed for anyone wishing to take a holistic, sustainable approach to his or her
Read more about Joel and Regenesis at www.regenesisgroup.com
What´s it about?
Verde Fest is a free, fun−filled family event fostering green living practices.
The event will feature exhibitors and demonstrations focusing on:
Recycling − Zero Waste
Environmental and social responsibility
Green building techniques
Green space conservation
Sustainable activities for kids
Music and food
- No Admission
City Park/Welcome Center, 928 E. Main St. Cortez
August 21, 10am – 4pm
Engage and educate the community about the sustainable practices available in the area
Celebrate our communities´ sustainable services !
Bring green businesses together with potential customers
Sponsors to date:
Ballantine Family Fund
City of Cortez
Dolores State Bank
Governor´s Energy Office
Let It Grow
Exhibitors to date:
Swallow´s Nest Natural Building
Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency
Counter Kulture Concrete Studio
Mesa Verde Museum Assoc.
Durango Compost Company
Mesa Verde Country
Southwest Solar Ovens
Encantos skin care products
Cliffrose High Desert Gardens
Singing River Farms
Montezuma Land Conservancy
Let It Grow
Sunland Renewable Energy Systems, LLC
The Heart Path
Bland Solar Solutions
Colorado Peace Ride
Cortez Retail Enhancement
Four Corners Recycling Initiative
Multi−Pure Corp. Drinking Water Systems
KSJD − Dry Land Community Radio in Cortez
Verde Fest Volunteer´s Needed !
Greeters − at gates, count visitors
Kids activities helpers
set-up/take down tents, chairs and tables