The City of Ann Arbor mayor's office is hosting the 15th annual Mayor's Green Fair on Main Street Friday, June 12, 6–9 p.m. to celebrate our community's environmental leadership as exhibited by citizens, nonprofits, government and businesses.
Ann Arbor's downtown Main Street will be closed to car traffic between Huron and William streets, remaining open for pedestrians, Green Fair guests and displays of environmental information, "green" products, live music and general enjoyment of the urban outdoor environment. Information, entertainment and hands-on activities for all ages will be provided. Live music will be performed by Paul's Big Radio, and local vendors will sell organic food on Liberty Street near Main Street.
The Green Fair hosts four related events:
- Dance for the Earth Celebration will be hosted by the Ecology Center in collaboration with the Arbor Brewing Company. Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Mary Beth Doyle Environmental Health Fund supporting clean air, safe consumer products and women's and children's health campaigns.
- The Environmental Leaders Area showcases environmental nonprofit organizations, government agencies and participating businesses that have earned the "WasteKnot*" partner designation from Washtenaw County. Many of the exhibit areas will provide information and host hands-on activities for all ages, such as environmental information, crafts and live birds of prey demonstrations.
- The Clean Energy Expo, coordinated by the local nonprofit organization Clean Energy Coalition, provides a forum for innovative energy-saving designs and actions, including displays of alternative fuel vehicles, demonstrations of green building materials, solar energy installations, renewable energy installations and more!
- The Green Commute Area, sponsored by the getDowntown Program, showcases a variety of ordinary and innovative sustainable transportation choices — ranging from ArborBike, the new bike share program for Ann Arbor, to AAATA's hybrid buses and Zipcars. Valet bike parking will be offered.
Green Fair 2015 is a zero-waste event.