Exhibits are open to the public! Exhibitor hours:
Saturday, September 9th — 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 10th — 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
2017 Minnesota Exhibitors
Exhibits are open to the public! Exhibitor hours:
Against the Grain Architecture
Booth C15 | www.richardvenberg.com
Harvesting the Urban Forest. I have over 30 years experience as a green design/builder. As I remodel a house I have been harvesting the old growth wood from these 100+ year old houses. I turn it into furniture, woodturning, and small objects.
Alice’s Rabbit Whole
Booth C5 | www.alicesrabbitwhole.com
Alice of Alice’s Rabbit Whole brings over 40 years of wisdom into her hand-crafted herbal product line made from wild crafted & organic herbs. Teas, oils, salves, sprays, bitters, balms, and tinctures are offered. Consultations, massage, and mentoring are also provided.
Art Tent – Jonathan Herrera Studio
Booth X7 (Outdoors) | www.jonathanherrerastudio.com
Come to the Art Tent and get a beautiful renewable energy-themed design printed on a t-shirt or other article of clothing. Bring a plain shirt to print on. The screen-printing station will be led by Artist Jonathan Herrera, a Minneapolis-based artist who specializes in printmaking.
Backwoods Home Magazine
Booth B5 | www.backwoodshome.com
For 27 years, Backwoods Home Magazine’s readers have gained practical, hands-on information about living in the country, gardening, preserving food, building a home or out-buildings, and taking care of livestock. We offer “how-to” articles on these and other topics related to an independent and self-reliant lifestyle.
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Beverage Tent | www.centralwaters.com
Currently, Central Waters Brewing Company services over 200 retail locations in Central Wisconsin, and has expanded its product line to include 18 beer styles. CWBC continues to build the solid reputation of producing the finest quality beers in Central Wisconsin.
Citizens’ Climate Lobby – MN
Booth X5 (Outdoors) | www.citizenslimatelobby.org
Citizens’ Climate Lobby exists to empower people to have breakthroughs in creating the political will for a livable world. We do this by building respectful, appreciative relationships with our elected officials and are non-partisan.
Booth B19 | www.communitypowermn.org
A non-profit interested in expanding energy options for Minneapolis and MN. We support local renewable energy, conservation, energy efficiency, and democratic control of our energy system. We are seeking other partners who can help develop a strategy and engage a broader base of Minneapolis residents.
Booth B2 | www.conserveschool.org
A semester school for high school juniors and advanced sophomores focused on environmental stewardship and outdoor education. Scholarships are offered to all qualified students interested in an experiential curriculum immersed in environmental history, nature literature, and the science of conservation, while still continuing their required academic studies.
First Affirmative Financial Network
Booth X1 (Outdoors) | www.firstaffirmative.com
We manage investment portfolios that align personal values and institutional mission with a strategy tailored to meet the specific goals of each investor. We work with money as a tool for transformation toward a sustainable future for all.
Honor the Earth
Booth D13 | www.honorearth.org
Our mission is to create awareness and support for Native environmental issues and to develop needed financial and political resources for the survival of sustainable Native communities. Honor the Earth develops these resources by using music, the arts, the media, and Indigenous wisdom to ask people to recognize our joint dependency on the Earth and be a voice for those not heard.
Integral Dynamics Industries & Engineering (IDXie LLC)
Booth B8 | www.general-propulsion.com
IDXIE develops, manufactures and sells energy conversion technologies. IDXIE’s flagship technology is centered on aluminum as an alternative fuel. Aluminum, powering IDXIE’s ALEX fuel cell delivers over 5 times as much energy as a conventional, diesel generator. IDXIE’s fuel technology produces metallic aluminum at 3 cents/kWh. The ALEX fuel cell is a Naval submarine peace-dividend technology.
Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Volunteer & Info Tent | www.midwestrenew.org
Promoting renewable energy, energy efficiency, and sustainable living through education and demonstration. Stop by to learn more about our courses, The Energy Fairs in Custer and St. Paul (so nice, we’re doing it twice), and Grow Solar initiatives!
Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light
Booth C17 | www.mnipl.org
MNIPL responds to climate change by bringing Minnesota’s faith communities together join the growing climate justice movement. We believe that we can reduce carbon while building justice and equity for all. Together are telling a new story about our community’s role in the energy system.
Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES)
Booth B7, A4 & A8 | www.mnrenewables.org
Member-run, non-profit founded in 1979 to promote use of, and to engage in advocacy for, renewable energies in Minnesota and through demonstration of practical applications. MRES is involved in education, awareness, and advocacy efforts for all forms of renewable energy, with a particular emphasis on solar technologies.
MRES Tiny Home
Booth A4 (Outdoors) | www.mnrenewables.org
The Tiny House is brought to you by Minnesota Renewable Energy Society (MRES) and is an interpretive exhibit/demonstration site that demonstrates a variety of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies and was built in 2012. Features include super insulated panels, day lighting, solar hot water, solar electric (12-volt electric system with battery back-up), and solar hot air panels.
Multi Stove Co.
Multi Stove Company is a company that makes a multi use grill that uses multiple types of biomass for creating heat for outdoor cooking and other uses.
Organic Prairie Brat Fry By MREA
An organic prairie brat fry will take place in the Beverage Tent with all proceeds benefiting Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) programming.
Tapuat kombucha will be available Saturday while supplies last, as well as beer from Central Waters and Surly Brewing Co., and special edition Energy Fair Hard Cider!
Water is free at the Fair, and the sale of bottled water is not allowed. Purchase your MREA water bottle, camp mug, or stainless steel pint, at the marketplace located in Front Gate or the beverage tent! Proceeds fund MREA’s mission to promote renewable energy, energy efficiency & sustainable living.
Passive House Alliance – Minneapolis/ St Paul
Booth D8 | www.phius.org/alliance/home
We are members of Passive House Alliance US, organized to grow and support the community of passive building professionals in the United States. Our goal is to make Passive House design the obvious choice for new and renovated buildings.
Booth A6 (Outdoors) | www.polarfurnace.com/
We manufacture several models of hydronic furnaces to supply heat for your home, cottage, business or farm. Our furnaces provide domestic hot water and heat pools, spas, hot tubs, and anything else requiring heat. Carefully designed to be simple and easy to use, Polar furnaces are crafted from only the highest quality materials and components. Hundreds of Polar Furnace heaters supply heat to homes, cottages, farms and businesses throughout the USA and Canada.
Retired Towel Factory
Bibs made from recycled towels, sized to fit infants, toddlers and adults.
RJK Enterprises/ Hybridlights
Booth C11 | www.solarflashlights.info
The HybridLight SolarLight generates power from any light source. When fully charged the HybridLight can hold a charge for years. Hybridlights are durable, environmentally friendly and guaranteed for life! Cost effective/No more batteries.
Booth B6 | www.self-reliance.com
In the pages of this quarterly magazine, you’ll learn all about canning your food, growing a fantastic garden, and creating your own jobs at home to become more financially self-reliant. You’ll also learn about livestock and backyard animals that produce additional food for your families. No matter where you are, you can live a more self-reliant life.
Smude Oil / Kowalzek Soothing Salves
Booth B3 | www.kowalzeksalves.com; www.smudeoil.com
We produce soothing skin salves and lip balms that promote healing of various skin conditions. Smude oils are cold-pressed GMO free and with locally grown sunflowers. We have infused oils for salads, marinating, and dipping. We also offer pure Bare Honey in a variety of flavors.
Solar Training Network
Booth B19 | www.solartrainingusa.org
The Solar Training Network, led by The Solar Foundation, is funded through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative. The program’s goal is to develop a dedicated solar employment pipeline to help meet the workforce needs of the burgeoning solar industry. The program’s new online solar career networking platform (www.SolarTrainingUSA.org) is designed to facilitate stronger connections between solar job seekers, solar employers, and solar training providers to ensure a highly skilled and diverse solar workforce. The website is completely free to access and gives users access to hundreds of solar trainers, employers, and job seekers nationwide. We encourage any interested parties to register today.
Beverage Tent | www.tapuatkombucha.com
New this year and Friday only, quench your thirst with a Tapuat Kombucha at the MREA Cafe! Proceeds from the Cafe benefit MREA’s educational programs. Never had kombucha? We’ll have samples for you!
Tapuat is committed to the synergistic power of local, small-scale, responsible production and commerce in order to better our lives, our communities, and Mother Earth.
Timeless Essential Oils
A Minnesota small business importing high quality therapeutic essential oils and handcrafting premium organic body care & aromatherapy products. 10% of profits are donated to global human rights charities.
Xcel Energy Tiny Home
Booth A5 (Outdoors) | www.xcelenergy.com
The Xcel Energy tiny house is full of big ideas. At just 110 square feet, it’s a low-impact living space packed to the rafters with simple ways to contain your carbon footprint, from programmable thermostats and low-flow bathroom fixtures, to solar panels that use the sun’s energy. Stop by to learn more!
Booth D12 | www.zehnderamerica.com
Provides high efficiency heat and energy recovery ventilators (HRV/ERV) for a comfortable, healthy and energy-efficient indoor climate. Zehnder Comfosystems products use recovered and renewable energy sources. Whole house heat recovery ventilation technology can recover up to 90% of the heat and contribute to an energy savings of up to 50%.
Booth X7 (Outdoors)
Food Vendor Area
Booth X6 (Outdoors)
Food Vendor Area
Booth X5 (Outdoors)
Booth X1 (Outdoors)
Food Vendor Area
Volunteer & Info Tent
Booth B7, A4 & A8
Booth A4 (Outdoors)
Booth X4 (Outdoors)
Booth A6 (Outdoors)
Booth X2 (Outdoors)
Booth X3 (Outdoors)
Booth A5 (Outdoors)