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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NW SolarFest


The cloudiest day of the summer just happened to fall on the day of this year’s Northwest Solar Fest! Even though there was less than perfect weather, many people still came out to the event – and even managed to bake some solar cookies! Our Washington Wilderness Coalition booth definitely stood out: the canopy to our tent had gone missing that morning, so I fashioned a great little covering made out of a camping tent rain fly, some bungee cords (donated generously from the West Seattle Natural Energy booth), and with the help of a few kind Solar Fest volunteers, we were soon up and running.


The event was full of many different varieties of green energy supporters: energy providers, products, farmers markets, delicious food stands, and a few non-profit groups like Washington Wilderness Coalition. At our booth, we handed out copies of our latest newsletters and informed those who were new to WWC about our work and accomplishments. Some of the visitors who were already members of WWC came by to tell us, “keep up the great work!” By the end of the afternoon the clouds parted, and we were basking in a few rays of sunlight.

Summers in Washington are full of great events like these, and Washington Wilderness Coalition will be at many more. Here are some upcoming events you will be sure to see our booth at:

Greenwood Summer Streets (August 12th) http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/summer_green.htm

Festival at Mt. Si (August 13th and 14th)
http://www.festivalatmtsi.org/

Harbor Days (Septermber 2nd, 3rd, and 4th)
http://www.harbordays.com/

Tilth Harvest Festival (September 10th)
http://seattletilth.org/special_events/harvestfair2011

Mountaineers OutdoorsFest (September 17th)
http://www.mountaineers.org/outdoorsfest/OF_Poster_2011.pdf

Stop by and say hello, or learn more about what we’re doing! Interested in volunteering? We’d love to have your help! Contact Christine at christine@wawild.org to sign up.

Want to learn more about Solar Fest? Check out the web site!