Saturday, September 18
Local Energy Alternatives Festival (L.E.A. F.)
9 am – 6 pm
Main Street, Bradford, VT
The 3rd Annual Local Energy Alternatives Festival, September 18th on Main Street in Bradford, VT will include free presentations and workshops throughout the day on energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable living and re-skilling. Tours of the hydro-electric dam and visits to solar-powered homes will be available at various times during the day-long event. Over 20 renewable energy vendors will be set up under the big tents to demonstrate and share information about the latest technologies in their fields of expertise.
Live musical groups will add a festive atmosphere to the huge farmerâ€™s and artisanâ€™s market, featuring local foods and other local products. Activities for children and youth will be staged at various locations. A production called â€œFashion on a Shoestringâ€, a fashion show featuring Oxbow High School students modeling recycled clothing from area thrift stores, will show that you donâ€™t have to spend a lot of money to look great.
The dayâ€™s events will culminate with a candidateâ€™s forum that will focus on their respective positions on Vermontâ€™s Energy Future.
All events of the day are free, but it is requested that attendees bring a non-perishable food item for the Bradford Area Food Shelves.
Sponsored by the Energy Committee of the Bradford Conservation Commission,
with support from the Byrne Foundation, New England Grassroots Environment Fund and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission