Since its inception in 2000, the Sustainable Living Association’s mission is to educate people and communities to make healthy sustainable choices. SLA has become well-known for its annual education event, The Sustainable Living Fair, the largest event of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region. The Fair is an energetic, solution based approach to building and enhancing community and our connections to a vibrant, healthy future.
As an educational non-profit organization, SLA appeals to all of us as users of the earth’s natural resources. SLA targets those interested in, curious about, or deeply involved in sustainable living options. As informed community members, we can each reduce the impact on our environment by developing sustainable and resilient lifestyles. Living a sustainable lifestyle ensures that social, environment and economic systems offer a healthy and meaningful life for our citizens, without compromising these factors for future generations.
The Sustainable Living Fair in Old Town Fort Collins, September 12th-13th offers a weekend of solution-based, interactive, family oriented events designed to educate people of all ages and backgrounds about:
Renewable Energy-Alternative Transportation-Sustainable & Local Agriculture-Green Building-Natural Health and Healing-Environmental & Social Responsibility-Local Economies & more!
The Fair features nearly 10,000 attendees, acclaimed Keynote Speakers, 150 exhibitors, 50 workshops, hands-on experiences, Family Planet with a Natural Parenting Nook, Natural Health and Yoga Tent, live music and entertainment, our Real Food Market and local libations-featuring world class beer, wine, cider and mead. The music headliner this year is Eufórquestra playing Saturday evening at 7:30 pm. On Sunday evening, headliner Mason Howling (Featuring Jason Downing) will perform on the main stage starting at 6:30 pm.
This year’s Keynote Speakers include food activist, and author Robyn O’Brien, PBS TV show host Rodman Schley of Urban Conversion, Kathleen Baumgardner of NoCO’s only non- profit restaurant FoCo Café, and Crótalo Sésamo, US Ambassador to the sustainable community of Damanhur, Italy.
New to the Fair this year is an exhibitor section devoted to all things HEMP! Various Hemp companies will be showcasing their products and discussing the tremendous health benefits related to the newest sustainable crop that gaining significant interest from Colorado’s farming community. A Hemp workshop will also be presented to educate Fair attendees about this non-THC product and its many uses.
The 2015 Sustainable Living Fair is located behind the Northside Atzlan Recreation Center at the Old Fort Collins Heritage Park on 112 Willow Street. Attendees are asked to park at the official Fair parking lot near Buckingham and Third Street behind Odell Brewing Company. A free shuttle is available curtesy of Biodiesel for Bands, take a ride with Tadpole pedi-cab, or you can walk .4 miles to the Fair from the parking lot. SLA encourages everyone to bike on the Poudre River Trail to the event and use the bike valet. For more information, please visit the SLA at www.sustainablelivingfair.org.