Live Green Eco Festival


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: