Blue Ridge Eco Fair:
A Celebration of Sustainable Living

October 17th, 2020

Founded on three years of the Floyd Energy Fest

What is the Blue Ridge EcoFair?

As we struggle under the weight of current events:  Covid-19, an unsteady economy and the reignited fight for racial equality, we think it vitally important to continue to draw attention to the overarching threats of climate change and environmental degradation which are clearly woven through all these issues.

SustainFloyd is broadening the scope of our successful Floyd Energy Fest. We will include a wider range of issues that impact our environment: energy conservation, sustainable agriculture, environmental protection and simple living. There will be practical information for householders and some ‘big picture’ presentations.

Our plan was a live event in October, the Blue Ridge EcoFair. In view of these uncertain circumstance we are now working to develop an online event that will serve as a place holder for future EcoFairs. It will also be an online resource that can remain available to this community and beyond.

As we work on developing the virtual EcoFair we are getting excited by the possibilities it opens up. You will have access to live-streamed stories and discussions, pre-recorded talks, tours and demonstrations, films, small break out groups and private conversations with professional exhibitors. We also plan to coordinate some fun activities that will engage youngsters and maybe oldsters too!

We see the virtual version of the EcoFair as an opportunity to reach a wide audience with information and ideas about sustainability and the critical issues that face us.

Our event will cover the topics of:

• Farm and Food
• Energy and Transport
• Climate and Environment
• Home and Simple Living
• Youth Focused Activities

The day will be a series of both live and pre-recorded presentations and online discussions. This will include virtual tours, panel discussion, product demonstrations, skill shares, tutorials, films and speakers.

If you are interested in being a part of the presentation please contact us now. We would be happy to talk through options with you. If you have any questions please contact us at info@sustainfloyd.org and we can arrange a time to talk.