2017 Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living Fair was a Hugh Success!

The sun supported our Fair and gave us a beautiful day. We had over 500 people participate. There were 51 exhibitors and 18 workshop presenters who were kept busy with active conversations, making contacts and educating visitors.The Capital District EV (Electric Vehicles) Drivers Club had about 15 cars that they showed off and gave people rides in. Many enjoyed the good food and drink as well as the green roof tour and children’s activities at the impressive Doane Stuart School venue.

Jake Kornack,Max Ciovacco/Aztech Geothermal & Garrett Lee/Hudson Solar

                                                                         15 Electric Vehicles lined up to visit and ride

Judith Enck, the former Obama Environmental Protection Agency Regional Director gave the keynote address to a full hall (shown below). She spoke about her experiences as regional director, her visit to the Virgin Islands after the hurricanes and her concerns about the future. She presented a list of 10 suggestions for things we can all do to help make a better future. She was introduced by Rensselaer Mayor Dan J. Dwyer.

People learned new information from18 different workshops presenters, including Katie Ullmann/Dandelion Energy and John Ciovacco/Aztech Geothermal, shown below:

Visitors engaged in lively conversations with exhibitors, asking questions and learning more about renewable energy and sustainable living. Joanne Coons (in the green shirt) encouraged her students to attend the fair and helped engage them in conversation.

The resounding success of this years’ Fair was made possible by the fantastic work of a dedicated core of more than 50 volunteers, including Wendy Dwyer, Ruth Foster, Carolyn Rand and Diane Austen shown below:


Click here for some photos of the Fair taken by John Ciovacca, the owner of Aztech Geothermal and here for photos from David Edwards. Channel 10 (WTEN) had the RESLF as its feature during the 6-10 am “Morning Show” on October 28!  Our Facebook page has lots of good information about the Fair and reached 13,000 people, with 831 views.


In appreciation,

Bob, Becky, Ken, Suzanne, Barbara, Ruth, Andy, and Lisa

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