For Immediate Release
ANN ARBOR MAYOR'S 14th ANNUAL GREEN FAIR TAKES PLACE ON MAIN STREET FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 6–9 P.M.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 6, 2014 — The City of Ann Arbor Mayor's Office is hosting the 14th annual Green Fair on Main Street Friday, June 13, 6– 9 p.m. to celebrate our community's environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government and businesses. Ann Arbor's downtown Main Street will be closed to car traffic between Huron and William streets, but will be open for Green Fair guests and displays of environmental information, "green" products, live music and general enjoyment of the urban outdoor environment. Information, entertainment, and hands-on activities for all ages will be provided. Live music will be performed by Corndady and the Heather Black Project, and local vendors will sell organic food on Liberty Street near Main Street. The Green Fair hosts three related events:
- The Environmental Leaders Area showcases environmental nonprofit organizations, government agencies and participating businesses that have earned the "WasteKnot*" partner designation from Washtenaw County. Many of the exhibit areas will provide information and host hands-on activities for all ages, such as environmental information, crafts and live birds of prey demonstrations.
- The Clean Energy Expo, coordinated by the local nonprofit organization Clean Energy Coalition, provides a forum for innovative energy-saving designs and actions, including displays of alternative fuel vehicles, demonstrations of green building materials, solar energy installations, renewable energy installations and more!
- The Green Commute Area, sponsored by the getDowntown Program, showcases a variety of ordinary and innovative sustainable transportation choices — ranging from ArborBike, the new bike share program for Ann Arbor, to AAATA's hybrid buses and Zipcars. Valet bike parking will be offered.
Green Fair 2014 is a zero-waste event. For more information on the Green Fair, visit www.a2gov.org/greenfair.
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