MASON — The 16th annual Michigan Energy Fair will be held June 24-25 at the Ingham County Fairgrounds in Mason. But this year’s version of the event will feature two new additions: the Sustainable Living Summit 2016, and the Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo.
The theme of the event, “Connect Here,” aims to tie together industry and government leaders in sustainable lifestyles, to create sustainable homes, businesses and communities.
The Sustainable Living Summit will feature keynote speakers and panel discussions with expert presenters, and dozens of exhibitors and workshops, in a family friendly atmosphere.
The forums will include experts in renewable energy, energy efficiency, alternative transportation, local and sustainable agriculture, green buildings, natural health and wellness, environmental and social responsibility, sustainable economic development, and more.
The Great Lakes Emergency Preparedness Expo will offer the latest information from survival professionals and industry enthusiasts. Local business, emergency responders, local government agencies and military professionals are among the already registered exhibitors. Attendees will learn about preparing a 72-hour kit, food storage, and water purification. Other vendors will provide information about first aid, gardening, pet care, radio communications, cooking, and heating, lighting, and fuel options in an emergency.
Numerous training classes, presentations, and demonstrations will encompass preparation, self-reliance and emergency management.
And as usual, the Michigan Energy Fair will feature more than 100 exhibitors, hands-on activities, an alternative vehicle auto show, free workshops, prizes, and local foods and music. The fair is open to the public — homeowners, business owners, students, teachers.