Green Living Festival in Lampe Park on Sept. 11 |

Green Living Festival in Lampe Park on Sept. 11

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The 2010 Green Living Festival is 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Lampe Park in Gardnerville. The annual event features exhibitors, workshops, food, and family activities in the Discovery Center.

Guest speaker is Matthew Stein, author of “When Technology Fails, a comprehensive manual on sustainable living skills.” As the owner of Stein Design and Construction, he has built hurricane-resistant, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly homes. He has designed consumer water filtration devices, photovoltaic roofing panels, medical bacteriological filters, emergency chemical drench systems, computer disk drives, automated machinery, and portable fiberglass buildings. Stein is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he majored in mechanical engineering and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs.

Stein speaks at noon on “Peak Oil Prep and Making the Shift to Sustainability,” and gives a presentation at 2 p.m. on remodeling and retrofitting homes to create fire and earthquake resistant buildings.

The Discovery Center will have activities for all ages: making smoothies on the bike blender, baking in solar ovens, butter making, activities with master gardeners and the Great Basin Outdoor School, a beekeeping presentation, and performances by Dr. Solar’s Traveling Medicine Show and Suitcase Scalawags.

The Green Living Festival is free to the public and presented by the Sustainable Living and Renewable Energy Roundup, a volunteer-run educational nonprofit organization.

A full schedule of workshop presentations is at