Event Calendar: June/July 2006

JUNE 2006

June 3: First day of the Printers Row Book Fair in Chicago, IL (printersrowbookfair.org). Through June 4, save a tree by picking up a used book at the largest free outdoor literary event in the Midwest.

June 4: First day of the Windpower 2006 Conference & Expo (awea.org), Pittsburgh, PA. Through June 7, wind energy professionals showcase the latest wind power technology at conference sessions and interactive tradeshows.

June 5: Every year the UNEP hosts World Environment Day (unep.org) to promote worldwide awareness of eco issues and to stimulate political action. This year’s theme is “Deserts and Desertification.”

June 8: Created in 1992, World Ocean Day is an opportunity for eco organizations to offer programs about ocean preservation. Sign the online petition to help get WOD officially recognized by the U.N. (theoceanproject.org).

June 9: First day of the National Greenbuild & Eco Show (ecoshow.com.au), Sydney, Australia. Through June 11, visitors can sample new green building products and attend the Eco Short Film Festival.

June 10: Final day of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE) Conference, Burlington, VT. BALLE promotes preserving community character and eco sustainability. (livingeconomies.org)

June 11: Final day of the Windfall Ecology Festival (windfallcentre.ca), Newmarket, Ontario. For two days, visitors will sample eco-friendly products and learn about sustainable living.

June 14: First day of the Great River Energy Bicycle Festival (minnbikefestival.com), which kicks off in St. Paul, MN. Watch stunt riders perform acrobatic feats and enjoy races, food, and music.

June 18: Bond with your dad this Father’s Day by treating him to a weekend of ecofriendly camping. (See page 39).

JULY 2006

July 1: First day of the Cherry Creek Arts Festival (cherryarts.org), Denver, CO. This three-day festival has been named Colorado’s “Recycler of the Year.”

July 4: Independence Day marks the opening of The Wild Center (wildcenter.org), Tupper Lake, NY. This natural history museum celebrates wild places, especially in the Adirondacks.

July 5: Protest the slaughter of 40,000 Spanish bulls every year by participating in the PETA-sponsored Running of the Nudes (runningofthenudes.com), Pamplona, Spain.

July 8: First day of SOLAR 2006 (solar2006.org), Denver, CO. The American Solar Energy Society’s annual conference will showcase renewable energy as the key to climate recovery and energy independence.

July 23: The second installment of CitySol, New York, NY. Sponsored by Solar1 (solar1.org), this event will feature renewably powered music, a green lifestyle marketplace, and interactive exhibits.

July 28: First day of the SolWest Renewable Energy Fair 2006 (solwest.org), John Day, OR. Admission includes 50 free workshops on both renewable energy and sustainable living.

July 29: Day two of Pedro’s Mountain Bike Festival (pedrosfest.com), Lanesboro, MA. One of the largest mountain bike demo and expo events in the country.

July 30: Sign up for the “Cause to Run” program, part of the San Francisco Marathon. The International Rivers Network, which works to stop destructive river development projects, is a featured charity (runsfm.com).

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