World’s largest energy fair in Custer, Wis., June 15-17

June 15-17, thousands will flock to Custer, Wis., for the Midwest Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair. The largest renewable energy educational event in the world will offer workshops, speakers and exhibits during the three-day event. The coordinators have organized the fair with three focuses: Friday is “Peace Day,” Saturday is “Clean Fuels Day” and Sunday is “Family Day.”

Exhibits open at 9 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. (4 p.m. Sunday). Workshops begin at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. (4 p.m. Sunday). All activities during the fair and parking are included with paid admission. Fair is free to MREA members and children younger than 13. A one-day adult pass is $10, the full weekend pass is $25.

Each day offers a different keynote speaker and musical entertainment. Workshops cover a variety of skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and run the gamut from educator workshops, non-homeowner workshops, community projects, and photovoltaic and wind systems.

The MREA organized 170 different workshops and provided a printable list on their Web site, The site offers plentiful information about the fair and other events in the area.

For those without Internet access, the MREA has an information line at (715) 592-6595.

from May 23-29, 2007, issue

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