In keeping with Salt Lake City's increasingly popular "go green" movement, eBay's Green Team presents the Ninth Annual Live Green SLC! Festival.
The festival returns to Library Square on Saturday, May 5 and promises eight hours of sustainability-focused fun. ReDirect Guide, a directory of sustainable businesses, expects to present more than 100 qualified booths, exhibits and features.
President Obama with the newest edition of ReDirect Guide
Don't miss activities include:
Uinta Brewing Company's Solar Powered Beer Garden, 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Uinta has been dedicated to sustainable business practices for more than a decade. In 2001, Uinta became 100 percent wind powered. In 2011, Uinta began harnessing the sun's energy through solar panels on top of their brewing facility and is currently 15 percent solar and 85 percent wind powered. In addition, Uinta donates its spent grain to local farmers and ranchers to be used as feed. Show your support for a truly visionary local company and knock one back for sustainability. Just make sure you recycle your cups, cans or bottles.
After refreshing at the Beer Garden, be sure to snap up some green grub to satisfy your stomach. Food will be available at 12 p.m. and will include scrumptiously-responsible food from a variety of local vendors including Cali’s Natural Foods, Sage’s Cafe, Cafe Supernatural, Vertical Diner, Noodles & Company restaurants, Cantu Creations, City Dogs, Ice-Cream Cornucopia and more.
Admire fashion at its finest at Live Green SLC. Festival's EcoChic Fashion Show, 1–2 p.m. Local models will strut the catwalk in local designs constructed from natural materials made using fair trade labor practices.
The festival also features two Green Auctions, presented by eBay at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Bidding for most products starts at an affordable range of $10–40, and all proceeds from the auctions go back to Live Green SLC! to keep the festival free and fabulous.
The festival also hosts two Tour de Brewtah, which debark at 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. and take cyclists through downtown to their favorite local breweries. Riders will return to the festival later for an end-of-the-ride party.
Other attractions include local music, interactive and educational exhibits, a children's area and eco-carnival games.
Click here for a detailed itinerary of events. This event is free and open to any and all, so be sure to stop by Library Square, 210 East 400 South, on May 5 from 10–6 p.m. for an afternoon dedicated to supporting splendid sustainability in SLC.