The Downtown Alliance presents Live Green, the 6th Annual Downtown Sustainable Living Festival. The event will be Saturday, May 9th, 2009 at Library Square from 10 am to 6 pm. This event—which is the most recognized environmental fair in the State of Utah—is educational, entertaining and engaging. More than 100 exhibitors will be at Live Green, including a variety of businesses that share the vision of providing green guidance and recyclable resources. 

Join your conscientious community for this festive occasion, explore the many options for environmentally-friendly living, and experience some of the following exhibits and demonstrations. 

  • Auditorium Events: Enhance your knowledge of sustainable living practices with lectures by Doug Fine and John Norquist. Increase your awareness of our oil addiction by watching Fuel.

       -Petroleum Free in One Year: Doug Fine and Farewell, My Subaru.

      -Sustainability and the Wealth of Cities: John Norquist

      -Fuel: Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary, Sundance 2008. Fuel is premiering at Live Green and is a captivating call to action.

  • Alternative Transportation ExhibitorsTalk to vehicle owners, inventors, and businesses about alternatives: biodiesel, solar-powered, electric, natural gas and pedal-powered.
  • Local Plant Vendors: Add some “green” to your life. A variety of vendors will be selling locally-grown bedding plants, and Master Gardeners will offer advice on the proper plants for your plot.
  • Sustainable Products and BusinessesBecome familiar with businesses that strive to reduce carbon footprints in homes, offices, and lives.
  • Builders and ArchitectsLearn more about the benefits of living downtown and using sustainable products for building. Downtown Salt Lake City is home to leaders in green building design.
  • Eco-Activities for KidsBring the entire family to Live Green. Teaching children about conservation and preservation gives profound hope for a healthier and more sustainable future. Activities provided by The Leonardo.
  • Community Advocates: Be introduced to the organizations that fight the good fight. Learn about what issues different groups support and volunteer opportunities in the non-profit community.
  • Zero Waste Food and Beer GardenArrive hungry and linger longer. Enjoy food and drink from a selection of organic and natural food vendors who are dedicated to reducing, reusing and recycling. The food court at Live Green is truly zero waste—solar-powered, innovative, and reusable.
  • Live MusicTake a spin on the bike to generate power for our “Pedal-Powered Music Stage” while listening to the rhythmic sounds of Shake Your Peace! and the spoken-word performance artists Utahpia!
  • Recycled Art and Fashion Show: Couture clothing made from recycled materials, encouraging creative reuse and sustainable fashion solutions in an eclectic and inspiring production.
Transportation:
Stick Dog Pedi cabs: Pedi cab chaufferwww.stickdogpedicabs.com
EcoMoto: Electric vehicles, gas scooters. www.ecomoto.com
 
Retail:
Earth Goods General Store: Eco-friendly productswww.earthgoodsgeneralstore.com
Bubble and Bee: Organic all natural bath and body productswww.bubbleandbee.com
Green Element Clothing: Eco-friendly, 100% organic, fair trade clothingwww.greenelementclothing.com
Glass with a Past: Recycled glass art. www.glasswithapast.com
 
Food:
Zoe's Garden: CSA, plants, honey, grass feed lamb and beef. www.zoegarden.com
Sage's Cafe: Organic, vegetarian cuisine. www.sagescafe.com
The Tea Grotto: Organic tea. www.teagrotto.com.
Squatters: Offering a zero-waste, solar powered beer gardenwww.squatters.com
 
Other:
Slow Food Utah: Info. about the Slow Food movement. www.slowfoodutah.org
Utah Heritage Foundation: How to green your home, historical or not. www.utahheritagefoundation.org
Utah Solar Power: Water and light systems. www.utsolarpower.com
Utah Mom's for Clean Air: Using the power of moms to clean up Utah's dirty air. www.utahmomsforcleanair.com

Mountain Views interview with the director & producers of FUEL at Sundance 2008: