Greening Greater Racine and Gateway have decided to cancel EcoFest in light of the rapid developments surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19).
This was a very difficult but mutual decision. Out of an abundance of caution, the event be cancelled due to the difficulty of keeping proper social distance at such a popular and people-focused event.
We’re looking forward to the 2021 event!
Equinox @ EcoFest, a Vital Art Project Exhibition
By virtue of being a 4 hour Environmentally themed, impermanent, temporary exhibit, Equinox will create a tension, a feeling that something might be happening.
Bringing art to the audience has resulted in an unconventional exhibit. The combined efforts of Gateway Technical College, Greening Greater Racine, and Vital Art Project, created this opportunity to channel artistic gesture and translate it directly into a meaningful on campus viewing experience in celebration of the Vernal Equinox at Ecofest, 2020.
Mimi Peterson, VAP
Another great year! Thank you to Gateway Technical College, Leadership Racine volunteers, participants and attendees!
Please enjoy the photos and video below.
Thanks to Dean Romano and his team of Conservation TV for this video!
An excerpt from our Thursday night talk “ZERO WASTE”, March 15, 2018.
According to Mike Williams, Division Manager – Kestrel Hawk Landfill, “The most recent airspace information confirms that at our current rate of waste acceptance, Racine’s landfill does in fact have less than six years of life remaining.” We must find ways to reuse, reduce, and recycle what is now being put into the landfill.
Speakers included: Jim Palenick, Racine City Administrator, will discuss methods of reducing solid waste. Following Jim’s presentation, a panel of local activists will share practical ways that everyone in the greater Racine area can help reduce what is sent to landfills; Michael Keleman, Manager of Environmental Engineering with InSinkErator; Sue Obry, master composter; Dave Rhoads, Greening Greater Racine, on the “Zero Waste” Movement.
EcoFest 2018 had a new addition this year! Music! Art! Food! The entertainment lineup included:
10:00-10:45: Naomi Marie
10:45-11:00: Racine County Poet Laureate, Lyrical Lioness
11:00-12:00: James Sullivan & Kerry Spitzer
12:00-12:15: Racine County Poet Laureate, Lyrical Lioness
12:15-1:00: Naomi Marie
Proudly organized by Family Power Music
Artists were assembled thanks to the Vital Art Project created by Mimi Peterson. They provided an environmentally conscious art experience.