Would you like to learn more about saving energy, ways to recycle, how our water system works? Join us for the 2nd Annual Sustainable Alliance Festival where you can attend talks, workshops, art, films, demonstrations and local tours celebrating and inspiring our sustainable community.
Events are free (with the exception of the Green Alliance Fundraiser on Oct. 1 and Candidates for Mayor Breakfast on Oct. 21)and open to all (some, as indicated, require reservations).
09/03 - Saturday
“Healthy Snacks” – demo by Dawn Wagner, RD/LD, at Alliance Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
09/10 - Saturday
Watershed Tour led by Dr. Dean Reynolds – leaving from Alliance Farmers’ Market parking lot at 3 p.m. on a SARTA hybrid bus
“Fall Harvest Recipes” – demo by Betsy Cornell at Alliance Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
09/17 - Saturday
“Yoga” – demo by Dorsey Ney at Alliance Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
09/24 - Saturday
Keep Alliance Beautiful Cleanup ’11: Mahoning River – 9 a.m. -12 p.m. To volunteer, call Nathan Harold at 330-821-2260.
“Chocolate Almond Biscotti” – demo by Megan Morris at Alliance Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Create a paper bag tree using recycled items. Arts in Stark member, Carole Swope, will lead kids of all ages (including those young at heart) in the making of their one-of-a-kind tree.
Join her at the Alliance Farmers’ Market Arts in Stark booth anytime between 9:15 and 11 a.m.
Water Treatment Plant Tour - Learn all about how Alliance treats and supplies its water to City residents by joining Dr. Dean Reynolds for a tour of the Plant – meet at the Plant at12251 Rockhill NE at 3 p.m.
09/28 - Wednesday
“Carbon Nation” – this is a climate change solutions movie that doesn’t care whether you believe in climate change – it shows how tackling climate change boosts the economy, increases national security and promotes health and a clean environment. It will be shown in Bracy Hall L4 on the University of Mount Union campus, free, 7–9 p.m.
09/29 - Thursday
“Carbon Nation” – see description from 9/28 above
10/01 - Saturday
“Nutrition for Children” – demo by Dawn Wagner, RD/LD at Alliance Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Alliance Preservation Society celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Haines House as an Underground Railroad Museum and community resource, 186 W. Market St., tours, games, food, music, and presentation of the 2011 Preservation Awards – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
“Invasive Plant Control” – learn how to identify and control invasive plants, presented by Annemarie Smith, Ohio State Division of Natural Resources. Free workshop sponsored by Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, 1 – 3:30 p.m.
GREEN ALLIANCE CELEBRATES! We just received our 501(c)(3) tax-deductible status on August 13! We will be holding a celebratory concert and fund-raiser at Jupiter Studios with music by local musicians, Rock Salt & Nails. Join us for an evening of enjoyable music and friendship. Proceeds from admission and from pizza and beer sales (beyond the basic costs for Jupiter Studios) will be donated to Green Alliance for bike racks, community gardens, and other City-wide sustainability projects. Jupiter Studios is located at 346 E. Main St., suggested donation - $10 per person, 8 p.m.
2011 Green Energy Ohio Tour – check www.greenenergyohio.org for detailed information.
10/02 - Sunday
2011 Green Energy Ohio Tour – check www.greenenergyohio.org for detailed information.
10/04 - Tuesday
Sustainable Living Series at Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center, Session 1: Me and Sustainability: What does “sustainability” mean and how does it matter in our daily habits?, 6 miles south of Alliance off S. Union Ave., left on Daniel St. (large sign for Nature Center is on Union Ave. at Daniel St.), 7-8:30 p.m.
10/05 - Wednesday
“Sustainability in the University Classroom” - a panel presentation by University of Mount Union faculty – Dr. Beth Canfield-Simbro, Associate Professor, Human Performance and Sport Business; Dr. Martin Horning, Professor, Economics, Accounting and Business Administration; Dr. Ivory Lyons, Associate Professor, Philosophy and Religious Studies; and Dr. Naoko Oyabu-Mathis, Professor, Sociology. Held at UMU President’s Home, 4 p.m.
10/06 - Thursday
Denim Upcycling Clothing Workshop and Exhibit at Sophisticated Ladies, 40 N. Arch, the workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m.; the exhibit will run from October 1 to November 1.
Repurposing Your Plastic Bottles – Kids’ Night –
1) Make & Take Bird Feeder – encourage kids to interact with nature and help feed the birds (bring a 2 liter plastic bottle);
2) Make & Take Bug Catcher – help children learn about the insects in our world, then after your observations, be sure to return the critters to where you found them (bring a 16-24 oz plastic bottle); and
3) Make & Take Rain Stick/Maraca Musical Instrument – got rhythm?
Help your kids make these creative musical instruments out of recycled bottles (bring a 16 oz. plastic bottle), held at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve at 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance. Free, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required (call 330-829-7050 or e-mail email@example.com).
10/08 - Saturday
“Contra Dancing” – demo at Alliance Farmers’ Market, bring your dancing shoes and join in on the fun, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
10/11 - Tuesday
Sustainable Living Series at Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center, Session 2: Food and Sustainability: Is organic food the healthier/more sustainable choice? What are the best ways to purchase or grow, harvest, prepare and preserve food? 6 miles south of Alliance off S. Union Ave., left on Daniel St. (large sign for Nature Center is on Union Ave. at Daniel St.), 7- 8:30 p.m.
10/15 - Saturday
“Cooking with Harvest Fruits and Vegetables” – demo by Dawn Wagner, RD/LD, at Alliance Farmers’ Market, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Main St. History Walk – sponsored by the Alliance Historical Society, will begin at the Chamber of Commerce Office at 210 E. Main St. and go to the train station with Historical Society members stationed along the way to describe various buildings and their history, 12 p.m.
10/18 - Tuesday
Sustainable Living Series at Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center, Session 3: Friends and Sustainability: What are supper cooperatives, CSA’s, cow-shares, ride-shares, and a host of other friend/community based initiatives to further sustainability?, 6 miles south of Alliance off S. Union Ave., left on Daniel St. (large sign for Nature Center is on Union Ave. at Daniel St.), 7-8:30 p.m.
10/19 – Wednesday
Sustainability poster display organized by the Sociology Department’s Freshman LS199 class,display located in University of Mount Union Campus Center, 12-1 p.m.
10/20 - Thursday
Repurposing Your Plastic Bottles –
1) Window Farm Planters – How-to Demonstration – Learn how to grow your own food year-round in plastic bottles with a hydroponic window farm;
2) Make & Take Terrarium in a Bottle – Create your own mini-garden in a plastic bottle (bring a 2 liter plastic bottle);
3) Make & Take Bird House Rustic Shelter – Make an attractive refuge for your feathered friends (bring a 2 liter plastic bottle);
4) Make & Take Garden Markers – Support a sustainable garden and keep track of your garden plants by creating these recycled plant markers for your garden (bring a gallon size plastic bottle);and
5) Make & Take Butterfly Art, Bottle Butterflies – Create beautiful, realistic or whimsical butterflies (bring any size plastic bottles). held at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve at 11929 Beech St. NE, Alliance. Free, 6:30 p.m. Reservations required (call 330-829-7050 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
10/21 – Friday
Legislative Breakfast featuring Candidates for Alliance Mayor, Alan Andreani and Steve Okey, sponsored by the Alliance Area Chamber’s Legislative Committee in conjunction with the Ralph and Mary Regula Center for Public Service and Civic Engagement at the University of Mount Union.
Sustainability issues will be included among the topics of discussion. Full breakfast buffet,$15. RSVP by Oct. 14 to Chamber of Commerce (330-823-6260), Hoover-Price Campus Center at the University of Mount Union, doors open at 7:15, breakfast 7:30-9 a.m.
10/22 – Saturday
“The Story of Stuff” and “Bag It” – two short films that focus on aspects of sustainability –“The Story of Stuff” (20 min.) is a fast-paced fact-filled look at how all the “stuff” in our lives affects communities at home and abroad – it calls us together to create a more sustainable world; “Bag It- is your life too plastic?” (78 min.) what began as a documentary about plastic bags evolved into a full scale investigation into the effects of plastic, not only on our waterways and oceans but also on our lives. University of Mount Union Theater, 8 p.m.
10/23 - Sunday
Breezy Hill Farm Open House on Year-Round Organic Farming (23342 Bowman Rd., Homeworth), and Blackberry Farm Open House on Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSA’s) (22234 Bowman Rd., Homeworth), 1-5 p.m.
10/25 - Tuesday
Sustainable Living Series at Huston Brumbaugh Nature Center, Session 4: Fun and Sustainability: Discussion of fun activities that meet the requirements of being sustainable and finish up with individual action plans, 6 miles south of Alliance off S. Union Ave., left on Daniel St. (large sign for Nature Center is on Union Ave. at Daniel St.), 7-8:30 p.m.
Alliance High School Art Department’s Mosaic of Recycled Bottle Caps on display at the Rodman Public Library. Information about display dates will be published later.
Self-guided driving tour of Alliance’s Community Gardens – drive by at your leisure and enjoy
1) Morning Glory Rock Vegetable Garden – started by neighbors and located on the west side in the middle of 600 S. Webb Ave. block;
2) CIP Garden started by Chuck Kreiner for Judge Lavery’s Civic Improvement Program clients to work in, proceeds will go toward court projects, located at 647 S. Arch Ave.
3) Alliance for Children and Families Garden at the corner of S. Union Ave. and W. Cambridge for the benefit of the residents of the apartments and shelter;
4) Alliance City School’s Square Foot Test Garden started by Betsy Cornell, Food Service Supervisor, with plans to increase the size for the benefit of the summer meals program next summer, located on the northwest side of the high school at 400 Glamorgan St.; and
5) Abiding Savior’s Community Garden of Hope started by church members for the benefit of the Alliance Community Pantry, located at 1845 S. Sawburg Ave.
The Sustainable Alliance Festival encourages effective and responsible stewardship of the natural and human-made environment with equal consideration for present and future generations of Alliance citizens.
Sponsored by Green Alliance (www.greenallianceohio.org)
The Sustainable Alliance Festival aims to encourage effective and responsible stewardship of our natural and human-made environment with equal consideration for present and future generations of Alliance citizens.