Energy Fairs, Events, and Workshops

Renewable energy fairs are a great way to learn about renewable energy.

 

Most fairs include workshops, talks, and renewable energy supplier displays, and a chance to talk to a lot of very knowledgeable people.  Find one near you and go.

 

The list below includes all the energy fairs I could find -- let me know if I missed yours.


Also listed are workshops and tours.

 

 


 

If you know of an energy fair, sustainability fair, or workshop event coming up, let me know ... so I can add it to the list.

 

Build-It-Solar gets 7 million + visitors a year, so its a good way to get the word out.
 

Its very hard to keep this page up to date as many of the fair websites change every year.  So, if you see a listing for a fair, but the link does not work, just try Googling for it -- chances are its still  out there, but my link to it is wrong.

 

 

Alabama

Shoals Earth Month
http://www.shoalsearthmonth.com/

 

 Alaska

Chena Renewable Energy Fair
http://www.yourownpower.com/Fair/

 

Anchorage Renewable Energy Fair

http://www.ktuu.com/Global/story.asp?s=6919581

 Arizona


Valley of the Sun Solar & Sustainable Open House
http://www.azsolarcenter.com/calendar/pdfs/2008_spring_open_house.pdf

 Arkansas
 

 California

South Bay Energy Fair and Solar Homes Tour
http://www.southbayenergyfair.com/

 

Not-So-Simple Living Fair
http://www.notsosimple.info/
 

The Whole Earth and Watershed Festival  -- Redding

http://www.wholeearthandwatershedfestival.org/

 

City of Redding REU Energy Festival

http://www2.reupower.com/news/2012_energyfestival.asp

 

 Colorado

Sustainable Living Fair -- For Collins

http://sustainablelivingassociation.org/thefair/

 

Earth Works Expo
http://www.earthworks2008.com/

 

Crestone Energy and Sustainability Fair
http://www.joinlas.com/cef/index.html

 

Verde Fest -- Four Corners Sustainability Fair

http://www.m-can.org/VFest.html
Note -- M-CAN offers many other activities, workshops, ...  Appears to be very active.

 Connecticut

Home Energy Fair -- Milford

http://cthomes.wordpress.com/2008/01/22/home-energy-fair-in-milford-ct/

Delaware
 

District of Columbia

Solar Decathlon -- every 2 years
http://www.solardecathlon.org/

Florida

GLEE EXPO
http://www.keysglee.com/index.html  (see the EXPO link)

 

Georgia

Cel-EARTH-bration Environmental Festival, Cartersville, Sept 27, 2008
Details ...

Hawaii
 

Idaho
 

Illinois

Illinois Renewable Energy Association Fair

http://www.illinoisrenew.org/events/fair.htm

 

Bloom Township Alternate Energy Awareness Fair

http://www.bloomhs.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=30066&type=d&termREC_ID=&id=4&rn=5709544

 

Shawnee Energy Festival
http://www.shawneeenergyfest.com/

Indiana

Nipsco and Lake County Energy Fair

http://www.nipsco.com/news/092507.pdf

 

Northeastern Indiana Sustainable Living Fair
http://www.neisustainableliving.com/

 Iowa

I-Renew Energy Expo
http://www.irenew.org

 Kansas
 

 Kentucky
 

 Louisiana
 

 Maine

Midcoast Sustainable Energy Expo
http://www.midcoastgreencollaborative.org/expo.html

 

Maine Solar Energy Association Workshops etc.

http://ellsworthme.org/MESEA/Calendar.html

 

Common Ground Country Fair
http://www.mofga.org/TheFair/tabid/135/Default.aspx

 

 

 Maryland

Melrose Energy Fair

http://www.wickedlocal.com/melrose/archive/x187560972

 

Sustainable Living Maryland

http://www.sustainablelivingmd.org

 

Baltimore Green Week
http://baltimoregreenweek.org

 Massachusetts

Energy Saving Fair at Lexington High School
http://www.lexgwac.org/

 

Westwood Energy Fair

http://www.westwoodec.com/_mgxroot/page_10807.html

 

Sharon ENERGY/WATER Fair
http://www.sharonwater.com/ef2010/

 

AltWheels Alternative Transportation and Energy Festival

http://www.altwheels.org/

 

Virginio's Backyard Workshops -- build PV panel and others
http://www.virginiosbackyard.com/workshops.html

 

Salem Living Green Fair
http://www.salem-chamber.org   (check the events for Living Green Fair)

 

NESEA Building Energy

http://www.buildingenergy.nesea.org/

 

 Michigan

Michigan Energy Fair

http://www.glrea.org/

 

 Minnesota

Living Green Expo
http://www.livinggreen.org/

 

Minnesota Solar Homes Tour
http://www.mnrenewables.org/events/solartour/index.php

 

Eco Experience -- Minnesota State Fair
http://www.mnrenewables.org/events/ecoexperience/index.php

http://www.ecoexperience.org/

 

Lake Superior Energy Fair
http://www.lakesuperiorenergy.org/fair.html

 

Windy River Renewable Energy and Sustainable Agriculture Fair

http://www.windyriver.us/

 

Eco Mom Alliance Edina Energy Fair, Solar Poer Tour, and Compost Party
http://mommytsunami.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/3-ecomom-events-in-may-energy-fair-booth-solar-field-trip-ecobackyard/

 Mississippi
 

 Missouri

Show Me Solar -- Workshops, classes, webinars on solar.
www.ShowMeSolar.org

 Montana

Livingston Sustainability Fair

http://visitmt.com/categories/moreinfo.asp?IDRRecordID=12674&SiteID=1

 

Sage Mountain Workshops and Tours --

Including --> Todd's excellent Solar Water Heating Workshop coming in July!

Many events, workshops, and a free tour on 2nd Sundays.

http://www.sagemountain.org/workshops/index.html

 

 Nebraska
 

 Nevada
 

 New Hampshire

Nashua Energy Fair
http://www.democracyfornewhampshire.com/node/view/2659

 New Jersey
 

 New Mexico

Southwest Energy Alliance Energy Fair
http://www.southwestenergyalliance.org/events.html

 

Synergy Fest
http://www.synergyfest.com/

 

Green Built Tour - New Mexico

http://www.greenbuilttour.net/

 New York

North Country Sustainable Energy Fair and Home Tours
http://ncenergy.org

 North Carolina

SMARTT Challenge Finals -- Raliegh  (student built electric cars)
Many other events -- see website
http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/

 

North Carolina Solar Center  (events and workshops)
http://www.ncsc.ncsu.edu/calendar/events.cfm

 North Dakota
 

 Northern Marianas Islands
 

 Ohio

Ohio Green Living Fayre

http://ohiogreenliving.org

 

 Oklahoma
 

 Oregon

SolWestFair 
http://www.solwest.org/

 

Oregon Green and Solar Tours
http://www.solaroregon.org/resources_education/solar-home-tours
Workshops

http://www.solaroregon.org/resources_education/workshops

 

Living Green and Renewable Energy Fair  -- Salem
http://www.salem-chamber.org/livinggreen2009.html

 

Douglas County Energy Fair

http://www.co.douglas.or.us/recycle/earthday.htm

 

Greener Homes and Gardens Expo
http://www.greenerhomesandgardens.com

 Pennsylvania

NEPA Energy Solutions Expo 
http://www.pnesolutions.org/energy_expo.htm

 

Pennsylvania Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Festival

http://www.paenergyfest.com/

 

ECARE Fair -- East Coast Alternative Renewable Energy Fair

http://www.ecarefair.com/

 

Pocono Climate Fest

http://www.poconoclimatefest.com/index.html

 Puerto Rico
 

 Rhode Island

Rhode Island Sustainable Living Fair
http://www.apeiron.org/slf_fest_2008/slf_web_08_home.html

 South Carolina
 

 South Dakota
 

 Tennessee

Sonnenschein Festival -- renewable energy, sustainable living, workshops ...
Hohenwald, TN
http://www.sonnenschein-tenn.org/

 

 Texas

Cool House Tour -- Austin

http://www.txses.org/cht08/

 

Renewable Energy Roundup and Green Living Fair

http://theroundup.org/index.php

 Utah
 

 Vermont

SolarFest
http://www.solarfest.org/

 

Green Mountain Power Community Energy Fair

http://www.greenmountainpower.com/energy/energy-fair.html

 

Walpole Energy Fair

http://www.trivillageenergy.org/

 Virginia
 

 Washington

Shoreline Renewable Energy Fair
http://www.shorelinesolar.org/fair4/fair.php

 

Green Everett -- Sustainable Energy Fair + Solar and Green Building Tour
http://green-everett.org/

 

Lacey Alternative Energy Fair
http://www.ci.lacey.wa.us/events/updates/lacey_event_b.html

 

Sustainable Living Fair -- Walla Walla
http://www.sustainablelivingcenter.com/

West Virginia

Sustainable Living for West Virginia
http://www.lapaixherbfarmproducts.com/SustainableLivingforWestVirginia.htm

 

West Virginia Sustainable Fair - - "Green makes $en$se"

http://www.wvecouncil.org/calendar/SustainableFairFlyerAgenda.pdf

 Wisconsin

Midwest Renewable Energy Association Energy Fair  --  This is a dandy -- great workshops
http://www.the-mrea.org/energy_fair.php

 

Energy 2010 -- Renewable Energy and Resource Fair -- August

Join us for two full days of local foods, renewable energy, and global wisdom! The fair will feature numerous vendors of renewable energy products, back to back informational workshops in two buildings all day long, local residents demonstrating innovative do it yourself projects, a fun-filled children's tent, a Saturday night barn dance with Duck for the Oyster, and more!

http://www.polkcountyenergyfair.com/

 

 

Hybridfest

http://www.hybridfest.com/

 

Evansville Community Energy Fair

http://www.evansville-wi.net/
http://www.sustainabletimes.net/node/54

 

 

NW WI Sustainable Living Fair
Rusk Co Fairgrounds in Ladysmith, Wi. 
www.nwwisustainablelivingfair.com.

 

 

GreenLiteXpo  -- Energy Exposition

Black River Falls, WI

http://greenlifexpo.com/

 Wyoming
 

 

 

 

Gary May 2, 2008  July 1, 2012