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Thursday, June 24th
 M-CAN´s Annual Celebration !
at Shiloh´s Restaurant
Public Invited

 6:00pm −Social and Dinner 
  • Select Menu Available!
  • Meet ´n Greet like−minded folks
  •  6:30pm − The Sustainable State of Montezuma County !  
  • Jay Harrington, Cortez City Mgr. updates us on Cortez sustainability efforts
  • Gene Farnsworth, Ennovate, County Courthouse Ground Source Heat Pump project description
  • Ashton Hargrave, 4 Corners Re−cycling status
  • New M-CAN sustainability initiatives. Bring your ideas!
  • Kermit Awards

  • 2010  3rd Annual  Verde Fest
    —By M-CAN—
    Saturday August 21
    Cortez City Park !

    Bigger and better than last year. Lots of sustainable product vendors and sustainability advocates. More fun, food and learning activities for all !

     Solar Roller 

    Empire Electric will sponsor the Durango Discovery Museum´s 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.

     Joel Glanzberg 

    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 lifestyle.
    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:
  • Renewable energy
  • Recycling − Zero Waste
  • Environmental and social responsibility
  • Natural health
  • Green building techniques
  • Alternative vehicles
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Green space conservation
  • Local Economics
  • Eco products
  • Sustainable activities for kids
  • Music and food

  •  Free
    - 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
  • Empire Electric
  • Governor´s Energy Office
  • KSJD
  • Let It Grow
  • Southwest Seed
  • Skanska
  • Vectra Bank

  •  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
  • Simplexity Health
  • Bland Solar Solutions
  • Colorado Peace Ride
  • Cortez Retail Enhancement
  • Economy Nissan
  • Aramark
  • 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

  •  Did You Know ? 

    Although the U.S. recycles 70% of all corrugated cardboard, an entire load can be rejected if it includes the following: waxed paperboard (like cereal boxes), too much tape, other types of paper, or food scraps or stains.