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Sun and Fun 2018

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Sun and Fun Festival 2018 Details

What: A community celebration of the environment and sustainability with live music, over 25 local community groups, special displays, break out sessions, kids activities, and a delicious luncheon. Date: August 25 Rain or Shine Time: 10 am-3 pm PLUS: Special talk on Vermont and Environmental Policy by State Senator Brian Campion: August 24, 7pm
Place: Second Congregational Church, 115 Hillside St, Bennington Admission: Free!
Food: A delicious luncheon will be available, made with fresh organic produce donated by sponsor Mighty Food Farms
Restrooms: Inside the building, handicapped accessible and gender/identity friendly.
There will be a quiet room available for those who need it.
Music: Hale Mountain Pickers and the Throwbacks

August 24, at 7 pm at Second Congregational Church. State Senator Brian Campion: “Vermont and Environmental Policy: The Green Mountain state is not as green as you might think.” This important discussion will look at what the state is and isn’t doing around such issues as cleaning up its waters, mitigating climate change, and protecting its residents from harmful chemicals. Senator Campion will discuss how citizens can most effectively advance state environmental policies important to them. It is sure to interest anyone who cares about the environment and wants to learn what more they can do to protect it. Senator Campion is Vice-Chair of the Committee on Natural Resources and Energy and a member of the Finance Committee. He has authored and worked on a range of environmental policies aimed at creating a cleaner and safer environment. Campion is also the Director of Public Policy Programs at the Elizabeth Coleman Center for the Advancement of Public Action at Bennington College.


Local Community Groups participating
BATS (Bennington Area Trail Association)
Battenkill Conservancy
Bennington County Beekeepers/Frenchman’s Garden
Bennington Bookshop (sponsor)
Bennington Choral Society
Bennington County Retired Teachers
Climate Advocates Bennington
Drive Electric Vermont
Eaarth Advocates (sponsor)
Efficiency Vermont
Green Mountain Club
Habitat for Humanity
Head Start
Highlander Bikes
McWaters Park Permaculture Gardeners
Permaculture with Carina and Benny
Second Congregational Church (host and sponsor)
Solar Pro (sponsor)
Star Wind Turbines
Sunrise Family Resource Center (hula hoops)
TAM Organics
Quiet Valley Quilters

Special displays
ELF Solar bike
Electric/Hybrid Cars
Electric Bike
Educational displays on global warming, wildlife friendly gardening, a worm farm, and more
Mural Painting
Giant Bubbles
Face Painting
Many Games with prizes
Make (and take home!) your own Solar Fairy Light (while supplies last)

SATURDAY AUGUST 25 Break out sessions:
10 am Composting with TAM Organics 10:30 Intro to Beekeeping with Bennington County Beekeeprs
Parachute Yoga

11 am- Vermont Wildlife (with an owl and other live animals! ) by Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Efficiency Vermont- Slash your Energy Bills

12 pm- Solar 101 – Solar Pro and Green Energy Financing by VSECU
Intro to Permaculture
Parachute Yoga

1 pm- Backyard Wind Power in Vermont by Star Wind Turbines
Update on what the Legislature is doing to Combat Climate Change- Brian Campion
Composting with TAM Organics 1:30 Intro to Beekeeping with Benn Co. Beekeepers

2 pm- Vermont Wildlife (with an owl and other live animals!) by Southern Vermont Natural History Museum
Efficiency Vermont- Button Up Vermont

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