Thursday, July 9, 2009

LocalFest: Creating Sustainable Community - A Public Forum and Business Expo

DATE: Saturday, July11
TIME: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
LOCATION: Boulder County Courthouse lawn, and "on the bricks" of Pearl Street Mall; 1300 Pearl Street and Courthouse Plaza.

Come meet your community; check out the exhibits from Boulder's local independent business owners; attend the panel discussions; listen to music; meet your neighbors and learn how all of us together make Boulder County a great place to call home.

This is a Free Event!

Exhibits open at 10:00am. Join Boulder's local independent business owners as they present their contributions to the Boulder County community.

The Public Forum features five panel discussions on community sustainability, from 12:00 noon through 5:00 pm. Each panel of local experts leads a discussion of how we can keep Boulder County an economically vital, thriving community, even in the face of difficult times.

Hear from Brock Publishing, Boulder Weekly, KGNU, and Elephant Journal as they present "Local Media: Our Window to the World; Why Independence Matters"

Other Sustainable Living Panels include

Local Business: Foundation of a Resilient Community
Panelists: Wonderland Hills Development Company, Boulder Outlook Hotel, Namaste Solar, Boulder Community Hospital, McGuckin Hardware

Local Money: Redefining Wealth; Investing in Community Prosperity
Panelists: Boulder County Treasurer's Office, Author Joel Magnuson, CU Professor Marty Walter, Boulder Valley Credit Union, Community Foundation, Inspire Commerce

Local Food: How Local Can We Eat
Panelists: Transition Boulder County, Boulder County Farmers' Market, The Kitchen Restaurant, Red Wagon Organic Farm 

Local Transportation and Energy Sustainability; Life Beyond Fossil Fuels
Panelists: GO Boulder, Astralux Power Systems, Community Cycles

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