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The Shawnee Energy Fest
"ease your conscience locally"

This energy and home improvement fair showcases local resources (businesses, organizations, networks) that can be utilized to decrease our dependence on nonrenewable energy sources. The theme is to ease your conscience locally by promoting sustainability-focused businesses and organizations. We hope to save you money, reduce our region's use of fossil fuels, and boost the local economy.

Events


Fridays, April 22 through October 28
Solar-Powered Stage at Friday Community Fair
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions

The Friday Community Fair is a place to learn about the businesses, organizations and people of Carbondale, IL. Have fun, eat good food, be entertained and support locally produced, environmentally conscious products and services.


Saturday, October 1
The Downtown Art and Wine Fair
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions

The Downtown Art and Wine Fair is coming to the Historic Town Square Pavillion again on Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, October 1, 2011. Brought to you by Carbondale Main Street, The NIGHTLIFE, First Southern Bank, Attitude Design, The Blue Martin, The Bank of Carbondale, and many local wineries.

Saturday, October 22
The Sustainable Living Expo
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions

The Sustainable Living Expo is FREE, Family-Friendly, and Open to the Public! This sustainable living event is for landowners, homeowners, consumers, kids, and YOU! All ages, all income levels, all shades of green welcome.

Past Events


May 21, 2011
The Downtown Art and Wine Fair
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions

The Downtown Art and Wine Fair is coming to the Historic Town Square Pavillion again on Saturday, May 21 and Saturday, October 1, 2011. Brought to you by Carbondale Main Street, The NIGHTLIFE, First Southern Bank, Attitude Design, The Blue Martin, The Bank of Carbondale, and many local wineries.

Saturday, October 2 (Energy Awareness Month)
Solar-Powered Stage at The Downtown Art and Wine Fair
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions



Saturday, October 2 (Energy Awareness Month)
Heartland Solar Tour



Saturday, October 9 (Energy Awareness Month)
Sustainable Living Expo
"Good Choices. Smart Living. Help Yourself."
The solar-powered section at the Sustainable Living Expo at the Dixon Springs Ag Center will be powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions. Event themes include helping people live more sustainably (economically and environmentally) and self-reliance (making ends meet in hard times).

Are you interested in living more sustainably? If so we have the perfect event for you! The Sustainable Living Expo will be a FREE educational event held at the Dixon Springs Ag. Center on Saturday October 9, 2010 from 9-4! Fun for the whole family!

More information

Fun for the entire family!! -Great kid’s area!

“A Country Boy Can Survive” meets “The Victory Garden” and everything in between!

An event for all ages, all income levels, all shades of green! Come and learn about…

* Locally-Grown Foods – Basic gardening, best practices, organics, beekeeping, canning, food preservation and safety, small livestock, and building a local food system to feed the region.
* Energy –Home weatherization, alternative and renewable energy solutions, efficient lighting, heating, appliances, living off the grid!
* Consumer – Cost-saving tips, creative recycling, buying local, healthy diets on a budget.
* Enterprise – Aquaculture, hunting leases, and other value added enterprises – what you need to know BEFORE you decide to start your own business.
* Conservation – Soil and water conservation, forest and wildlife habitat management, invasive plant and insect control, lawn care & native landscaping, pond management, prescribed burning, incentive programs and property tax reduction.
* Survival – Hunting, fishing, wild edibles, disaster preparedness, and more!

Event Admission FREE to all who register on-site or in advance!

Help us promote Sustainable Living download and post flier.

Sponsorship Application Form


Vendor Application Form


Non-Profit Exhibitor Form

 

Thursday, April 22 2010
Earth Day Off-Grid Solar-Powered Music Fest
Shawnee Energy Fest and SIUC EcoDawgs
11 am to 3 pm at SIUC Free Forum Area

Saturday, May 22 2010
Unofficial May Survival Party
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest and Advanced Energy Solutions

May 22
The Downtown Art and Wine Fair
Powered by Shawnee Energy Fest
and
Advanced Energy Solutions


The Downtown Art and Wine Fair is coming to the Historic Town Square Pavillion again on Saturday, May 22, 2010. Brought to you by Carbondale Main Street, The NIGHTLIFE, First Southern Bank, Attitude Design, The Blue Martin, The Bank of Carbondale, and many local wineries.

For the first time, the stage will be powered with off-grid solar power provided by Advanced Energy Solutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shawnee Energy Fest 2009

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