Chippewa Valley
Sustainable Future Festival

Forest St. Community Gardens
Sat. Sept. 17th, 2016

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2016 Exhibitors
Exhibitors added as accepted

Are you an environmental steward? The Chippewa Valley Sustainable Future Festival needs YOU to educate our neighbors about sustainability. Help us to build the best educational opportunity as possible in our united fight against global climate change.

The Sustainable Future Festival is looking for environmentalists to give workshops on their work with sustainability as well as a handful of speakers with innovative information to share about their environmental stewardship! Topics for workshops or speeches might include: energy, water, waste management, green urban design, sustainable food systems and more!

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2016 Table Displays & Vendors (as of 9/6/16)

Wisconsin Bike Fed
Jeremy Gragert, Eau Claire, WI
Showcased information on the Wisconsin Bike Fed, bike maps, information about programs and planning efforts, and a bicycle on display.

Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance
Sue Suechting
CVTA is a united voice for transit riders, bicyclists, and pedestrians in Eau Claire and neighboring counties in western Wisconsin.

Market Match
Kate Beaton, Eau Claire, WI
Market Match is a program at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market that gives $1 to anyone who spends $1 of their FoodShare benefit on fresh, local food. Market Match helps to make local food more accessible to people who are food insecure and strengthens the local (and often more sustainable) food system.

Earthen Elements Handcrafted Natural Soap
Julie Beaton, Greenbush, WI
Natural soaps and bath products

Rain to Waters
Dan Zerr, UW-Extension - Natural Resource Educator

Educational materials about water quality and storm water runoff

Earth Bound Environmental

Earthbound offers a number of dynamic and innovative services to support the waste management needs of our community and environment. With Earthbound, you now have the choice of separating your organic material from your garbage and recycling, while maintaining one service provider for your pick up. Earthbound also offers customized waste management solutions to meet the needs of our local business and industry partners. Earthbound offers it all; curbside organics recycling (curbside composting), leaf and yard waste recycling, traditional recycling, and garbage collection.

We will have handout available that support community members to replicate the Earthbound program right in their own backyard!!!
We will also be selling “Compost Happens” t-shirt to fundraise to benefit out organics recycling outreach program where we sponsor community events to raise awareness on organics recycling topics.

Next Step Energy
Zeus Stark, Hickory Tate, Eau Claire, WI

Table demonstrating Solar Electric options in the Chippewa Valley.

Ask a Master Gardener
Andy Heren & Other Gardeners

We answer gardening questions as well as have printed resources available for people covering different gardening topics, composting, etc.

Making a Rain Barrel
Judy Wibel

I make rain barrels out of recycled food grade barrels. The information could also include water conservation by use of a rain barrel and the many benefits of using a rain barrel.

I am working with Jeff Pippenger, the Utilities Manager with the City of Eau Claire to re-apply the "no dumping" decals on storm drains through out the city. We are working together to raise awareness on this issue. Rain barrels go hand in hand with this as they reduce rain water runoff.

Carbon Pricing to Solve Climate Change
Jason Duba, Eau Claire, WI

Citizens' Climate Lobby exists to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. In order to generate the political will necessary for passage of its Carbon Fee and Dividend proposal they train and support volunteers to engage elected officials, the media and the public.

Eau Claire Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Commission
Aaron Salmon, Eau Claire, WI

Promoting and improving safer biking and walking infrastructure in the city of Eau Claire.

The Student Office of Sustainability
Ethan Fuhrman, UWEC Student Senate

The primary student-run organization at the University concerned with sustainability education, encouraging environmentally-conscious actions among students, and improving the sustainability of University infrastructure.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes

Karen Hauck, Eau Claire, WI

Solar bead bracelets-children/example of homemade box oven and have a baked treat

Citizens' Climate Lobby
Jim Boulter

We will have an informational table with people staffing it to answer questions, hand out literature, and provide people an opportunity to communicate their concern about climate change with their representatives via postcard or letter.

Sustainable Dunn
Don Kuether
Display depicting projects Dunn County has completed or are still involved in. We also hope to have an action display showing how water passes through soil.

Frolic Fiber Co.
Erica Zerr

Wool is one of the most sustainable fibers on the planet! Highly renewable and superior insulating powers, wool has many exceptional uses that go beyond clothing. Frolic Fiber Co. brings local, sustainably raised wool from the farm to the consumer. Hand crafted in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and featuring fiber from multiple local farms, we will bring wool dryer balls, sheepskin rugs and chair pads, sheepskin shoe liners and natural, local wool yarns. Say "no" to artificial materials and non-renewable items like synthetic foam and conventional dryer sheets. Come see what wool can do for you!

Affordable Solar
Ellen Terwilliger

fordable Solar is a citizen advocacy group for solar electric energy in the Chippewa Valley. We are currently working on promoting a solar group buy for home owners and promoting PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) for business owners.

Transition Chippewa Valley
Sue Suechting

Transition Chippewa Valley is part of a world wide Transition movement that focuses on making our community more resilient in uncertain times. Subgroups include: Affordable Solar, Climate Action Now, Permaculture, Youth Eco-Teams, and Local Fiber Initiative. We envision a vibrant, resilient and economically vigorous community that is prepared to face the energy challenges of the future. We will draw on our community's many strengths to move the community toward a more sustainable, localized economy.

Able Energy
Haley Santella


"To increase knowledge about sustainability to the citizens
of the Chippewa Valley. Specifically, citizens will learn how to infuse sustainable practices into their lives,
basic tenets of sustainability, and learn how other groups
in the area are conducting sustainability activities."

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