Renewable Energy: An EcoFair Highlight
We’re excited to welcome the University of Wyoming to the 2015 EcoFair! The University of Wyoming’s Renewable Energy for Home, Farm, and Ranch demonstration trailer provides a tangible example of photovoltaics, solar thermal, small wind, and ground source heat pumps. The unit also functions as both a grid-tied and battery-based system, with a solar-powered livestock watering unit for ag producers. Through hands-on experience, UW Extension can enhance the conservation of where and when distributed renewable energy is an appropriate choice for our state. For more information, visit www.wyomingrenewables.org
EcoFair is excited to incorporate annual Spring Clean-up
The objective of Spring Clean-up is to pick up the winter accumulation of litter along the streets, roads, pathways and highways in Teton County. Volunteers should meet at Phil Baux Park (Snow King Ave.), the Old Wilson Schoolhouse Community Center, or the Hoback Market in Hoback Junction at 9:00am on Saturday, May 9. Coffee, doughnuts, muffins, and pastries will be provided. Groups and individuals are welcomed, and volunteers are encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather conditions of the day, and should bring gloves. All clean-up volunteers will receive a free lunch provided by EcoFair.
The Trash Transfer Station (the dump) will be open the following special hours for spring clean-up: Monday, May 4 – Saturday, May 9 from 9am to 3pm. Special rates will be offered during this week – the transfer station facility will accept the general public’s refuse at one half the existing rate. To receive the discounted rate, these materials must be delivered to the Trash Transfer Station by individual parties. The reduced rate does not apply to tires or refrigeration units, which will be charged the normal rates due to the added costs of disposal of these items and Freon removal.
On Spring Clean-up day, May 9, volunteers needing to dispose of refuse that was collected along highways and roads will be admitted free of charge.
Discounts do not apply to commercial trash haulers or construction/business deliveries to the Trash Transfer Station.
The Recycling Center will accept the general public’s electronic waste at one-half the existing rate during Clean-up Week. Hours of Operationare from 9am to 6pm Monday thru Friday. No appointment is necessary. This reduced rate does not apply to businesses.
Join us for the 13th Anniversary EcoFair!
Host: Energy Conservation Works
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Location: Snow King Ball Field (base of Snow King mountain) in downtown Jackson
Admission: $5 suggested donation
Hosted by Energy Conservation Works, this 13-year tradition in the Tetons draws roughly 2,500 participants annually. Eco-Fair celebrates environmental stewardship and features sustainability-oriented booths, live music, local food, demonstrations, kids’ activities, recycling education, and more.
Huge thanks to 2015 EcoFair title sponsors Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board, Teton County Integrated Solid Waste & Recycling, High Country Linen Service and Jackson Whole Grocer!
Contact us for information regarding sponsoring the 2016 fair.
In the spirit of Eco-Fair, please:
- take alternative transportation to the event (bike, walk, carpool, START Bus...)
- BYO water bottle
- BYO reusable mug for beer from event sponsor Snake River Brewing!
Please visit our Events page for details on 2016 EcoFair bike services, activities, food & beverage, live music and more!