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Go Green at the Third Annual Live Green Energy Music Festival in Manchester, VT

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Solar PanelsThe town of Manchester, VT is hosting the Third Annual Live Green Energy Music Festival at Hunter Park’s Riley Rink on Saturday, September 11th. The festival was created as an environment for people to learn how to save our planet, and will feature various exhibitors providing information on anything you’ve ever wanted to know about going green.

Representatives from renewable energy companies will be on hand to inform on the many different ways one can assist in helping the environment. One such method is the process of Green Building, a revolutionary method that allows buildings to be created using recycled materials while containing energy efficient products from anything as large as solar panels to as small as energy saving light bulbs. The festival will also have exhibitors who endorse eco-friendly products and services, energy efficient solutions, socially responsible investing, educational institutions, resource management Organizations, organic food and clothing as well as craft and lifestyle products that benefit our environment.

This festival goes far beyond the reach of informative booths and branches out into interactive learning. Workshops will be offered to all guests including adults and children. The keynote speaker, David J. Hess, a Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, will deliver a lecture, “From Green Energy to Green Jobs,” that emphasizes the importance of the government creating jobs for Americans in clean energy and green jobs. These jobs will inevitably help the environment and create thousands of job opportunities for American citizens.

Adults will have five workshops to choose from including “So You Want to Start a Food Co-op,” which includes lessons on preliminary work, tips on raising start-up capital as well as pitfalls to avoid. “Green Cleaning Your Way” is a lesson in switching your chemical based household cleaners, to safer, more effective natural cleaning products. “Free Energy” focuses on the benefits of switching to Solar-Electric Energy and Solar Water Heating. “Achieving Energy Independence in Your Home” explains the process of transferring the fossil fuel use in your home to renewable resources. “Stretch the Gardening Season” is an interactive workshop that provides practices for prolonging you’re growing season so your garden will stay green all year round.

The courses are open to all ages, and will provide a great opportunity for kids and teens to learn the benefits of going green. There will also be workshops for children on monarch butterflies, how to make your own maple syrup and beekeeping. Other events including creating art from recycled materials, face painting, and various hand on activities that teach kids about alternative energy in fun and informative way. There will also be live exhibits of animals such as bees, alpacas, cows, oxen, sheep, and chickens.

Don't Leave, Third Annual Live Green Energy Music FestivalThe festival will have live music all day, featuring acoustic performances by Side Order of Crazy, Scott McCampbell, Tracey Forest and Andy Munger. Toward the end of the event, Rev Tor, Please Stay, and Don’t Leave will close out the festival.

The event is on September 11, 2011 from 10am-8pm at Hunter Park in Manchester, VT. Tickets are $10, which includes admission, access to all the exhibits and the workshops. Children under 12 are free. Take the first step in preserving your planet and attend this festival and learn more than you ever thought possible. Visit www.rileyrink.com/livegreen/ for more information.

–Juliet Barney is an Assistant Editor of The Free George.

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