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The 22nd Annual Energy Fair Annouces Will Allen as Keynote Speaker


  • 05 2011 09

    Custer, WisconsinJoin the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) in celebrating its 22nd annual Energy Fair, June 17 – 19, 2011. Each year, The Energy Fair brings over 20,000 families, homeowners, and professionals from all over the nation to celebrate and discover renewable energy and sustainable living. The Energy Fair is the nation's longest running and largest energy education event of its kind. This 3-day event includes over 200 exhibitors, over 200 workshops, a Clean Energy Car Show, Green Home Pavilion, Green Building Demo, Sustainable Tables, inspirational keynotes, lively entertainment, great food, and local beer.In May 2010, Time magazine named Will Allen to the Time 100 WorldWill Allen, Founder and CEO of Growing Power, will give a keynote address on Local Food Friday, June 17th, 1:00 p.m. at The Energy Fair.

    Son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and now farmer, Will Allen, has become recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Will is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture.

    At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Will promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable, and nutritious foods at all times. Using methods he has developed over a lifetime, Will trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food without regard to political or economic forces.

    Sursa: renewableenergyworld.com