GLREA is giving you and your family a reason to celebrate! Kick your Fourth of July holiday week off at the Michigan Renewable Energy Fair. The 15th annual fair gives families, small businesses, kids and students a chance to learn about ways to save money in homes and businesses by becoming more energy efficient and how to invest in renewable energy and get a return on your investment. People travel from all over the midwest to come to the fair and learn how to take steps to become more energy independent and learn from others practices that can make your family or business more sustainable.
The fair is not a trade show. The fair combines fun with local food, fun hands on activities, small size workshops where you can ask questions to engaging speakers and we throw in music for good measure and to insure a festive atmosphere.
Have Questions? We Have Answers.
Have you ever wondered... energy independence
does solar make sense on your home
does solar work in Michigan?
about the installation process
would new windows make sense in your home?
is there a way you can replace your propane pig?
how you can grow enough food to feed your family
how you can replace your roof with a cool roof
how to build a net zero home or even what is a net zero home?
what kind of power does and electric vehicle have?
how far will an electric vehicle go?
how can I get a charger for my electric vehicle?
can I go off grid?
10GLREA017At the fair you can see these technologies, touch them and learn how they work in a low key, no pressure, FUN atmosphere. If you have questions you can talk to installers and manufacturers in a relaxing environment to learn so you can make informed choices.
GLREA takes pride in our Kids Tent and Activity area on Saturday from 9 am - 3 pm so your kids can enjoy fun and games just like you!
There are free workshops all day. The workshops start on the hour and run about 50 minutes. There are several different workshop topics which run through the day both Friday and Saturday so you are able to select from several topics you may be interested in. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are not one size fits all. Solutions are as individual as people. After you have gotten information in workshops, you can actually touch and feel, like the young man trying the Scooter from Current Motors in the picture above.
New this year will be an area where local artisans and crafters can participate in the fair and give visitors and opportunity to BUY LOCAL! Do you make delicious jams and jellies? Do you make furniture from reclaimed wood? Do you make local honey? We are looking for a variety of small businesses and hobbyist to be involved in our BUY LOCAL Artisans Area.Contact us for more information.
In 2014, GLREA awarded 13 scholarships to young graduates entering college or a technical school in a STEM field. This was a HUGE success and we are taking donations for 2015 scholarships and nominations for students. LEARN MORE
So come on to the fair and celebrate Energy Independence!!
Come to the fair whether you have an interest in energy and efficiency, a graduate heading to college, or you are just looking for something to do June 26 & 27. There is camping at the fairgrounds so you can make a weekend out of it.
Check back often for exciting updates on exhibitors, workshops and other fun events!!
If you are interested in exhibiting at the fair or sponsoring the fair get more information. If you have a workshop presentation you think would have value for others, answer our Call for Presenters. Do you or your group have wholesome foods you think people would love, complete our Food Vendor Application.
independence passThere is a small gate fee which helps defray a portion of event costs, however there is a free Independence Pass! How? GLREA Members get free admittance to the fair so Join GLREA today and be the first to get information about the fair plus as a member you can get in free! Volunteers also get in free! Our volunteer shifts are short, only about 3 hours, and then you can enjoy the rest of the fair on your own or with family, friends or business associates. You will also receive Volunteer Bucks which may be used towards membership, dinner or GLREA gear PLUS a t-shirt so you can say, Been There, Done That, Got the T-Shirt!firecracker
Come celebrate and have a blast!
You being there will make a difference!
Information will be updated soon! Check back often!!
Ingham County Fairgrounds
700 E Ash
Mason, MI 48854
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