Thursday, June 19, 2008

New York Green Fest 2009

Fri.-Sun. Aug. 7-9, 2009
Howell Hall, Alfred University, Alfred, NY

Spend a weekend sharing skills for sustainable living and sustainable politics on the Alfred University campus in rural upstate New York. Learn how to build a small wind turbine, bake in an earth oven, set up a CSA, live job free, build new media outlets, run a third party political campaign and much more at NY Green Fest 2009, Fri.-Sun., Aug. 7-9, 2009. Green Fest is a benefit for the Green Party of New York. The festival is open to all who are interested in sustainable living and sustainable politics.

The $65 fee for the weekend includes all workshops, tours and keynote addresses, exhibitors, swimming, yoga and hiking. Lodging and meals are additional. Dorm rooms, camping and the Saxon Inn are available on campus. Local bed and breakfasts are also available. Meals prepared from locally-grown food will be served at the Alfred University dining hall.

Our workshop schedule is being developed. We invite Green friendly activists from across New York State to offer workshops on sustainable topics. We also invite Green friendly exhibitors to set up tents and sell their own crafts, local food items, books and renewable energy systems outdoors on the Alfred campus green next to Howell Hall.

New York Green Fest is a biennial event. Green Fest 2009 is our third Green Fest. For 2009, Green Fest is moving to the campus of Alfred University in the picturesque, small village of Alfred. Alfred is in rural Allegany County, 80 miles south of Rochester. The Short Line Bus runs several buses daily between Alfred, Westchester, New York City and Long Island. Green Fest will arrange buses from Rochester for attendees.

For more information, visit our new website,

1 comment:

NANCY said...

Looks like a great fest. I'd like you to venture to Scio, about 20 minutes from Alfred, where you can find Millstone Farm Meeting Center. See how we have integrated solar panels into our energy managment plan. You can visit our website at: