Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Green Retreat

The rescheduled Green Retreat is this weekend:

Shawnee Energy Fest -June 27 & 28, 2009
(South of Murphysboro)
Over 30 workshops on energy efficiency and renewable energy for your home, local foods and organic gardens will be the focus of this festival. We hope to save you money, reduce our use of fossil fuels and introduce you to local resources. Workshops will include low-tech geothermal, solar, wind turbines, living off -the-grid, permaculture, solar hot water, local foods, green investing, greeing your business and much, much more!
In addition to educational workshops and vendor showcases, the weekend will feature speakers, tours of the Green Retreat, music, food, a kid’s activity tent, wine tasting, massages and a whole lot more! Save some $$ by purchasing tickets online: $7 per day or $10 for the entire weekend on the website with a credit card or PayPal. $8/ day at the gate, 12 years and under are admitted FREE.
This is a family-friendly event. The Kids Tent will have educational and fun activities, including the Energy Bike, Emriver River Model, PBS KIDS Literacy Van, Earth Rhythms and MORE hands-on activities. Children 12 years old and under are FREE and will be well supervised at the Kids Tent.
Parking will be at the SIU arena, with a shuttle provided to the venue every 15 minutes. There will be wine tasting, local BBQ, and other great food, plus bands to entertain you. The Energy Fest hours will be Saturday, 10 AM-6PM and Sunday, 10AM- 5 PM. Rich Whitney will give a keynote address on Saturday at 11 AM. An Earth Appreciation service will take place on Sunday at 11 AM
For more information, to reserve space for a commercial information booth, to conduct a workshop or for general information, contact Aur at or 618-893-1717. More information and online ticket sales available at

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