The Crestone Energy Fair has always been been a group of community volunteers creating networks of education, resources, support and healing for each other. We need your help even more in the face of our current world situation. We have a huge opportunity to see how we show up for our neighbors, to examine our purchasing decisions, to look at our connection with the earth, how we grow our food, and to examine the physical and systemic structures we are living in...all so we can create the change we want to see in the world!
In January, the Crestone Energy Fair set up a non-profit with the Secretary of State and we will continue to partner with Saguache County Sustainable Economic and Environmental Development (ScSeed) as our 501(c)3 fiscal sponor.
So why do we need your help right now?
1. We have set up an office space in town and need to continue paying rent, utilities and internet. This is becoming a hub for networking, information and resource sharing. In addition, we will be opening a retail space to suport local artisans and showcase local, sustainable products that will support us in our current situation.
2. We are in the process of setting up a Community Firewood Program with NHN. This will create local jobs, support our economy, utilize collective buying power for discounted resources and we can offer a structure that works for everyone. We will have firewood for sale, work-trade opportunities and still have a surplus to offer Neighbors Helping Neighbors for families in need.
3. Crestone Garden Initiative
We are one of the collaborators to support locally grown food and gardens that will support the elderly and those in need.
4. We will continue to work to create online educational videos highlighting alternative contruction and building methods which will serve you in these times of staying home!
It takes a Village to Create a Community…so here’s our chance.
Many people will now be without work, but we have a crew of people who are giving their time, talents and energy to create something even more abundant and thriving for our community.
Money is a tool, a resource, and a gift so we are grateful for any financial help you can give us to support the efforts of the Crestone Energy Fair.
The Crestone Energy Fair has been a tradition in the San Luis Valley for thirty years, bringing innovative ideas in construction, lifestyle, and sustainability to the region. The Crestone Energy Fair continues to be the longest running sustainability fair in the nation, and includes a weekend of educational presentations, community symposiums, film viewings, hands on demonstrations, world class music, and guided home tours. Run by committed volunteers, this family friendly, three-day event has remained free to all who want to learn and experience first hand the necessary skills to use alternative building practices in future projects.
The Crestone Energy Fair is a non-profit organization highlighting innovative and visionary energy, building, and human relation’s technologies while networking the skill sets and resources of local, regional and global communities who practice regenerative and whole systems design.
Our vision is to be a leading model and global leader of sustainable living practices by hosting hands-on workshops, seminars, symposiums and online educational materials. Throughout the year we collaborate with local groups to support sustainable economic development, to utilize our natural resources more consciously and to foster an atmosphere of collaboration within the community. We bridge the vision and wisdom of our ancestors and elders with the innovation and creativity of youth to create solutions for a more regenerative future.
Join the Movement! www.crestoneenergyfair.org
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