Blue Ridge Eco Fair Press Kit

FLOYD, VIRGINIA—The SustainFloyd Foundation announces the first Blue Ridge Virtual Eco Fair, to be held on April 25th, 2021. This event will present stories, conversations and films from our small community in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Eco Fair is an effort to share our voices and ideas with others who want to make a difference in the world. It is one community’s effort to craft a more sustainable future for ourselves here in Floyd and beyond.

Floyd County is a rural mountain community known for its music, its natural beauty, arts, local food and the creative, independent spirit of its residents. Located atop the Blue Ridge Plateau in southwest Virginia, Floyd is a haven removed from the rush of urban life, yet it faces many of the same challenges that confront modern society across the country and around the world. How can we make choices in our own lives that promote a more sustainable and meaningful life for future generations of humans and other forms of life. The Eco Fair explores issues of personal health, climate change and environmental protection through the lens of organic farming, simple living, tiny homes, alternative transportation and energy, thoughtful consumption and eco-friendly business.

The Eco Fair is a curated program of live presentations, panel discussions and videos. Following the theme of ‘Making Choices that Matter’ presenters will share ideas and insights that may help others see ways to make changes in their personal lives, and in the workplace, that move the needle towards a more sustainable future.

The keynote speaker is Zach Bush, MD who will anchor a program intended for a wide demographic from urban professions and students to homesteaders, backyard gardeners and concerned young adults. The program is designed for those interested to make a change in their lives that will allow them to become part of the solution.

Join us Sunday, April 25th from 1-7pm. Tickets will be available starting at $5. Tickets will also give access to some documentary film showings before the date of the event.

The Eco Fair is thankful for the enthusiastic support of our sponsors. They include Community Foundation of the New River Valley, Citizens’ Telephone Cooperative, Floyd Fest, Floyd EcoVillage, Red Rooster Coffee, Riverstone Organic Farm, Floyd Country Store, Association of Energy Conservation Professionals, Solarize Floyd, Floyd Yoga Jam, Seven Springs Farm Supplies & Cocoa Mia.

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SustainFloyd is SustainFloyd is a rural 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Blue Ridge Mountains that undertakes projects to support the environment, agriculture, renewable energy and community well-being.

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