Interested in renewable energy and energy conservation? We are! The North Quabbin Garlic and Arts Festival is committed to strengthening our communities, and this means promoting energy self-reliance and education about how to reduce consumption, waste and use renewable forms of energy.
Here is a list of our 2012 renewable energy exhibitors. Be sure to read about the renewable energy talks that happen in the energy tent.
- North Quabbin Energy: Get your questions answered by members of this informal group providing guidance and inspiration to citizens of the 9 towns in the North Quabbin area
- Pioneer Valley Photovoltaics (PV²): Come see the ‘gear’ and hear the music on a stage that is powered by a solar electric system.
- Seeds of Solidarity’s SOL Patrol van: See another solar electric system used to power appliances for their food vending booth and the Family Stage.
- CO-OP Power: Grass roots at its best, they are a member based organization bringing solar hot water, home weatherizations, and more to Western Mass.
- Ben’s Bins and Phoenix Composting Toilets: See food scraps become compost right before your eyes with Ben’s working worm composting demonstration bin. Learn the basics of worm composting, share your experiences, or pick up a bin for your own use. And, learn how to conserve water and close the nutrient cycle with waterless toilets and graywater recycling. You’ll be flush with new ideas!