is June 27th to June 29th, 2014
at the Union County
Fairgrounds, La Grande, OR
After 15 years
of success, SolWest Fair for renewable energy will shift
sponsorship from EORenew to Oregon Rural Action. Most of the rich and
valuable traditions will be retained and the scope will be broadened.
SolWest Fair will highlight the "energy for sustainable
communities" with three days of workshops, demonstrations, and
vendors that focus on renewable energy and sustainability. We plan to
offer classes for continuing education credits for contractors, an
electric vehicle show, and farm tours. Networking and community will
be important whether you're camping or sharing locally grown food. We
plan to create a guide to sustainability so that participants will
walk away with a seven-year plan shaped by vendors and presenters.
Come join the SolWest community and learn about energy efficiency,
solar and wind energy, alternatively fueled vehicles, sustainable
food and living, healthcare, homegrown prosperity, and more. Please
check out our website at www.oregonrural.org
to learn more about these issues.
We are still
shaping what SolWest will become, and encourage you to tell us
what is important to you. The energy for building sustainable
communities will come from far and wide to La Grande. Our rural style
creates a unique synergy between self-sufficiency and community,
conservation and homegrown prosperity. If you would like to get
updates about SolWest and other news/alerts, scroll to the bottom of
our website, oregonrural.org,
and fill out the form. Please contact Energy Organizer Tova
Woyciechowicz 541-975-2411 with suggestions and/or questions.
Rural Action is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership-based
community organization working to promote social justice,
agricultural and economic sustainability, and stewardship of the
region's land, air and water. We're bringing people together to build
strong communities by providing information and tools for local
people to use in addressing the issues affecting our communities.
and support SolWest's first year in La Grande!