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Valley Eco Fair

Sat, April 27, 2024

11 AM - 3 PM  |  Pioneer Park

Learn Eco Actions You Can Take For a Better Future.

Presented by Sustainable Stillwater MN

Everyone is welcome!

The rain will end early Saturday morning and be clear during the event, so please join us at Pioneer Park from 11 AM - 3 PM! 

About the Event

Join us at Pioneer Park in Stillwater, Minnesota, on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, for the Valley Eco Fair, presented by Sustainable Stillwater MN. This event is designed to empower you with eco-friendly actions for a brighter future, just in time to celebrate Earth Month.

 

Whether you walk, bike, or carpool to the fair, you'll find a vibrant atmosphere filled with over 35 vendors showcasing sustainable products and services. Engage in family-friendly activities, groove to live music, and savor delicious offerings from food trucks.

The rain will end early Saturday morning and be clear during the event, so please join us at Pioneer Park 11 AM - 3 PM! 

  • 11:00-1:00 Live music with the Algorhythms

  • 1:30-2:30 Tai Chi demo and dragon dance for kids

  • Chomp the Carrot all day

  • Come early to get your LED lightbulb or tree seedling

  • Food Trucks

ECO-FAIR FOOD TRUCKS:

- Floyd's Donuts, Shaved Ice & Lemonade: https://www.facebook.com/floydsdonuts/

- Taco Madre Truck: https://taconmadretruck.com

- Egg Roll Queen: https://eggrollqueen1.com/

EVENT SPONSORS

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Valley Eco Fair Vendors

All Energy Solar (Sponsor)

All Energy Solar is a full-service solar energy company that sells solar panels, solar energy storage options, and solar EV charging. At our booth, we have All Energy Solar coloring books & crayons for the kids along with AES mini sunscreens, chapsticks & koozies. We will have a $500 off coupon for anyone who signs up for a free home site assessment at our booth.

Andersen Windows & Doors (Sponsor)

Andersen Windows is a local manufacturer of windows and doors. Visit our booth to see how windows can save energy and lower your operational carbon!

Arcola Trail Flower Farm

We grow and design specialty cut flowers for retail and wholesale customers using organic methods. Visitors will learn about eco-friendly growing and design techniques as well as how locally grown seasonal flowers are the freshest and most long-lasting option.

Carriage Realty, Inc. (Sponsor)

The first & only real estate company in the Sustainable Stillwater directory! We care about our community & our environment! Voted Stillwater's #1 real estate company 3 years in a row!

Cimarron Community Farm

Cimarron Community Farm is a service-oriented, community-driven organic farm focused on providing fresh produce and education to our neighbors. Stop by our table to learn more about how you can engage in your local food system!

Citizens Climate Lobby

Non-Profit, Non Partisan organization educating on and building the political will for climate policy in Washington DC in Minnesota and around the world.

City of Stillwater

The city of Stillwater, recognized as the birthplace of Minnesota, is a small city located on the St. Croix River. Visit our booth to learn about selecting the best trees for our changing climate.

Floyd’s Donuts & Shaved Ice

Mini Donuts shaved ice and lemonade

Gateway Cycle

Gateway Cycle is a retail bicycle sales and service store located across from the Gateway Trail in Oakdale. Stop by our booth and let's talk bikes!

Green Guardian Wealth Management (Sponsor)

Green Guardian Wealth Management helps socially conscious clients align their personal values with their financial resources. Ask questions at our educational display on planning financial stability for a better tomorrow.

Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness Studio

Our studio provides community acupuncture, yoga, meditation, tai chi/qigong and tuina bodywork. We will do a tai chi demonstration at the Valley Eco Fair. All ages are welcome to follow along!

HOPE Grove

The Mission of HOPE Grove is to provide Healthy Opportunities for Play and Education (HOPE) to children of ALL abilities through inclusive supported free play and therapeutic groups that take place in nature. Visit our booth to learn more about summer camps, why nature connectedness and inclusion is important for our sustainability and create a nature craft!

Interra Green Burial by Mueller Memorial (Sponsor)

Interra Green Burial by Mueller Memorial makes low impact final disposition options available to Minnesotans, including green burial, water cremation, and natural organic reduction (human composting).

Lakeview Hospital (Sponsor)

Lakeview Hospital will be covering past Sustainability accomplishments and future goals for the existing Lakeview Hospital campus. Lakeview Hospital is moving and are considering many sustainable options to build into the new campus.

NAPAC/NASA 
[Native American Parent Advisory Committee/Native American Student Alliance]

Native American Cultural Training Trunks

New Energy Equity 

New Energy Equity is a solar developer that specializes in C&I rooftop solar systems and Community Solar. We have Residential Community Solar gardens available to customers of Xcel Energy that saves 10% on your homes electricity bill.

Next Bend Birding Tours

Next Bend Birding Tours provides educational bird/wildlife tours and classes, and actively supports wildlife conservation and habitat preservation. Stop by the table to learn more about some of Minnesota's most unique birds!

Organic Lawns by LUNSETH

Organic Lawns by LUNSETH is an organic lawn care company that provides an alternative to chemical lawn care. We use 100% OMRI-certified organic fertilizers, natural weed management strategies, and soil amendment applications.

Pedego Electric Bikes Stillwater

Learn about Electric Bikes and the MN State Tax Rebate Program. Plus FREE TEST RIDES!

Pollinator Friendly Alliance

Stop by to learn about pollinator conservation and habitat tips.

Stillwater Middles School Students

A group of 6th grade Stillwater Middle School students who were the state winners in the Solve for Tomorrow competition will be presenting what they learned about light pollution and its impact on bird migration and humans.

Stillwater Sunrise Rotary - Environmental Sustainability

No Mow May… climate action by doing less! Lithium ion battery collection & awareness… bring your battery to the booth!

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Welcome Booth

Visit the Sustainable Stillwater MN's Welcome Table and learn about all the areas of activity SSMN is engaged with. Not on the mailing list? Leave your email for our monthly e-newsletter and check out our social media groups to join. We are advocating for you! Tell us your climate story when you stop by. We are interested! While you are visiting this free, community event, please consider dropping in a few dollars to our donation jar.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Bird City Stillwater

Bird City Stillwater, is a workgroup of Sustainable Stillwater MN, whose goals are to implement bird conservation best practices such as: window collision prevention, light pollution, habitat restoration, education, bird watching etc. Visit our displays and learn how you can help.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Climate Action Team

Sustainable Stillwater MN is a non profit organization working on climate, transportation, economy and environment. Visit our Climate Action booth to learn about methods to reduce your green house gas emissions.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Green Business Directory

The Green Business Directory is a new online shopping service at GreenStillwater.org that offers consumers over 150 businesses in the St. Croix Valley that have been certified as green and sustainable.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Rain Garden Maintenance

Sustainable Stillwater MN is a non profit organization working on climate, transportation, economy and environment. Visit our Rain Garden booth to meet our workers, learn more about volunteer maintenance support for rain gardens on public land.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Protect Our Waters Workgroup

The Sustainable Stillwater Protect Our Waters Workgroup helps to protect our local lakes and the St. Croix River.

Sustainable Stillwater MN - Transportation Workgroup

The priority for alternative transportation and reduce carbon emissions is two fold: 1-Incentivize people to change from ICE vehicles to EV's. We will discuss switching costs to EV's, benefits, and address concerns about charging. 2-Is to reduce auto traffice as a whole by helping the community become more accessible for bikes and pedestrians. We will discuss the status of Bicycle Friendly Community, along with next steps and goals.

St Croix Valley Indivisible

The vision of SCVI is to be a leader in the greater St. Croix River Valley as an engaged, diverse, and expanding grass-roots organization advocating for progressive values, both socially and politically, for the purpose of fostering a democracy that works for all. Our Climate Justice Team is all about gathering a community to take action for a meaningful impact on the climate crisis.

Syngergy Club - Stillwater Area Public Schools

SYNERGY CLUB empowers and connects students through hands-on tech exploration, purposeful play, and design driven innovation as they explore the challenge: How may we design for belonging, connection, wellness and joy to create a thriving future for all? Visit our booth to check out student projects and join us in some purposeful play and community building!

The AlgoRhythms

The AlgoRhythms, based in the St. Croix Valley, delivers a fun, danceable mix of Roadhouse, Rockabilly, and 60’s gems, with a sprinkling of 70’s. We love to play private parties or fund-raisers, so please reach out if you like what you hear!

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Washington Conservation District

The Washington Conservation District (WCD) is a local unit of government dedicated to soil and water conservation that provides site visits, technical guidance, and education on water quality, erosion control, and natural resources. Visit our booth to learn about raingardens as well as other native plantings and the Adopt-a-Drain program.

Wild Rivers Conservancy

Wild Rivers Conservancy protects and connects people to the St. Croix River and its watershed. Visit us to learn more about how you can protect our wild and scenic St. Croix River.

Xcel Energy (Sponsor)

Xcel Energy is proud to provide 99.9% reliable energy to millions of homes and businesses across Minnesota. You can visit the Xcel Energy booth to learn more about programs, tools, and tips that can help you save energy and money. Additionally, you can take the Clean Energy Pledge and join us in our commitment to creating a brighter and more sustainable future.

Zvago Stillwater Housing Cooperative

Zvago Stillwater Cooperative's Green Team focuses on reducing, reusing, and recycling efforts in this member-owned and green awarded housing community. Please stop by to learn about our efforts and what cooperative living is all about.

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