ReThink Red Deer to hold EcoLiving Fair

Learn to build a sustainable, eco-friendly life at ReThink Red Deer’s first EcoLiving Fair on April 6.

Learn to build a sustainable, eco-friendly life at ReThink Red Deer’s first EcoLiving Fair on April 6.

The organization has partnered with Calgary’s EcoLiving Events to host the day-long function that starts at 10:30 a.m. and runs to 5:30 p.m. at Red Deer College.

The fair, which is free to attend, will cover water and energy conservation, alternative energy sources, bicycle commuting, gardening, eco-friendly building and other subjects through about 30 non-profit and business exhibitors.

Workshops will cover composting, gardening, solar energy, rainwater harvesting, urban chicken raising and more. Admission is $5 per person per workshop or $20 per person for all workshops.

ReThink Red Deer is also making the day Seedy Saturday — changed from past years’ Seedy Sundays ­— where participants can buy and trade open-pollinated and heirloom seeds.

Exhibitors can register until Friday for a booth, which costs $150 for businesses and pay what you can for non-profits. Call Rene Michalak at 403-986-7981 or email info@rethinkreddeer.ca.

More information is available online at www.rethinkreddeer.ca/events/2013/04/06/ecoliving-red-deer.