The Sustainability Fair & Expo at the Virginia Key GrassRoots Festival is an interactive model of engagement between South Florida businesses and festival attendees. Over the course of the weekend Green Businesses, featuring sustainable services and products, will work alongside non-profits to promote a sustainable future for Miami. There will be solar demos, bio-diesel education, urban farming workshops, and more. We welcome your organization to participate in any of the many available forms. Please contact Hilary Davis, our Sustainability Fair coordinator, with any questions or ideas in regards to your participation, at email@example.com or call our office at 786.409. 5261.
Highlights from 2013:
See the schedule for specific talk/workshop times with some of the following groups in the Sustainability Pavilion.
Car2Go, a Miami car share company, will be onsite promoting their sustainable model of urban transpor- tation. They offer vehicles in neighborhoods from Coconut Grove to Little Havana for the environmentally conscious Miami driver.
305Green is a company that offers green-focused, sustainable business management in the Miami area. They help businesses achieve a Green Iden- tity through green initiatives, local networks of likeminded partner organizations, and consulting research.
Green Purchase Power is a shopping rewards program for green shoppers. They promote envi- ronmental awareness, encourage sustainability and support local businesses through America’s favorite pastime, shopping.
Fertile Earth Foundation is a composting worm farm and organization dedicated to educating Miami locals about eliminating waste and greening both communities and businesses. They are providing our kitchen composting for the second year in a row, as well as hosting a composting workshop on Sunday.
Emerge Miami is a collective of organizers who focus their efforts around bicycle and pedestrian safety in the city of Miami. Through advocacy, awareness ef- forts and organized rides to community events such as farmers’ markets, they promote local, sustainable liv- ing. This year they are organizing the Emerge Miami Freedom Parade on Sunday.
Magic City Bicycle Collective is a bicycle repair education center. Through volunteer efforts and donations, they provide a space and tools to help Miamians self-sufficiently maintain their green transportation.
Piedmont Biofuels will deliver many of our friends from North Carolina to the festival on a 55-passenger bio-diesel bus! They have teamed up with our Shakori Hills Festival for an exciting and Green commute south. Owner Lyle Estill will offer a biofuels workshop, “Small Stories, Big Changes.”
Slow Money is a micro-loan organization that pairs individuals with local, sustainable food proj- ects: the intersection of capital and community growth. Carol Hewitt, business owner, author and activist, will be on hand to offer an interactive tutorial on this innovative and growing paradigm.