2018 Sustainability Fair
After a multi-year hiatus, the Sustainability Fair returned to St. Anthony on November 17th. The three-hour event was the result of a partnership between the Citizens for Sustainability community group and the City of St. Anthony, and took place at the Community Center. The Sustainability Fair’s primary goal was to promote how to become more sustainable in everyday life, while giving residents and community members the chance to connect with environmental organizations throughout the metro area. An emphasis was made on the Fair being a zero-waste event, with organics and can/bottle recycling available, as well as the use of compostable paper bags for snacks.
The Fair featured 28 non-profit organizations, an electric vehicle car show and electric bike demonstrations. Guest speakers gave 20-minute lightning talks in the Council Chambers: Minette Saulog (MN GreenCorps - St. Anthony Village) on energy efficiency in the home, Ben Knudson (Hennepin County) on organics recycling, and Jukka Kukkonen (PlugInConnect) on electric vehicle ownership. Attendees received a free organics recycling bucket and starter kit, courtesy of Ramsey County, to promote St. Anthony’s new organics drop-off site that was still under construction at the time.
Over 200 people attended the Sustainability Fair and it was an overall successful event, showcasing the continued interest and engagement of our residents in learning about sustainability.
2015 Sustainability FairThe 2015 Sustainability Fair was held on November 19th at Silverwood Park. This free event showcased sustainable practices going on in our community while educating others on how to bring sustainability home with them. The fair was geared up for all ages to engage community members to work together protecting our natural resources and environment for a more resilient future. Together, we can change the world by sharing our knowledge and bringing diverse skills to the table.
The Third Annual Fair was created in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, the City of Falcon Heights, the City of Lauderdale, and the Three Rivers Park District.
Local vendors provided information for new resources such as tiny homes, native plants and rain gardens, sustainable energy, improving water quality, waste management, solar power, wind energy, lead detection information and more!