This year’s Corvallis Sustainability Fair and Town Hall promises to be better than ever. As many as 600 of your neighbors will enjoy an evening of discovery and discussion highlighted by a best-selling author, according to Annette Mills of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition.
The fair will feature over 50 hands-on exhibits by local businesses, non-profit organizations, and CSC action teams. Valley Catering will serve locally produced food while area musicians provide entertainment.
The Town Hall will begin with a presentation of the “2013 Community Scrapbook” followed by discussions on the local effects of climate change.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Vicki Robin. She is the best-selling co-author of Your Money or Your Life. She will discuss her new book, Blessing the Hands That Feed Us: What Eating Closer to Home Can Teach Us About Food. Practical tools will be offered for transforming how we eat as a community.
Mayor Julie Manning and local high school students will wrap up the formal speeches.
This will be a zero waste event. An offset provided by Blue Sky Renewable Energy will reduce the evening’s carbon footprint. Dozens of sponsors including the OSU Sustainability Office, Corvallis Chamber of Commerce, and Corvallis Odd Fellows helped make the evening possible.
The event will be held on Monday, March 10 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the CM2H Hill Alumni Center, located at 725 SW 26th Street on the OSU campus. Register by Wednesday, March 5 at www.sustainablecorvallis.org. For more information, call 541-230-1237 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission is free.
By Dave DeLuca