Beaver Island Eco-Fair 2017

The 2017 Beaver Island Eco-Fair is a celebration of nature and sustainability. Our focus is promoting solutions in ecology, renewable energy and local food systems. The fair features local and regional green vendors, sustainable technology, arts, music, environmental action & education organizations. The mission of theBeaver Island Eco-Fair is to showcase sustainable solutions, and demonstrate that Beaver Island is a regional leader in the promotion of renewable energy, healthy food systems, and community resilience.

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Event Schedule: (tentative)

  • Friday, June 23
    • 4:30pm – Guests/Campers Begin Arrival BIBCO,  Island Airways
    • 6:00pm – Campsite setup, Campfire Cookouts
    • 7:30 – 10:00pm – Bonfire @ The Brother’s Place / Book a room 231-448-2204
  • Saturday, June 24th
    • 9:30am – Pick-up location at the Beaver Island Tour Office for HBCSTW to the meeting location at Tara’s Meadow (email
    • 10:00am – Noon – How Beaver’s Can Save The World – An Eco-Adventure visiting Island sites – Speaker Seamus Norgaard
    • 12:00pm – Return trip to the Beaver Island Tour Office

1:00pm – 5:00pm – BI Eco-Fair – Renewable Energy Tech, Local Foods, and  Environmental Education Showcase @ Heritage Park

  • Participating Organizations
    • Citizens Climate Lobby
    • Tipp of the Mitt Watershed Council
    • The Zynoc Foundation
    • Beaver Island Farmers Market
    • FLOW – For Love of Water
    • MCWC – Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation
    • Portable Solar Powered Charging Station
    • Beaver Island Historical Society
    • Beaver Island Birding and Waterways Trails
    • Invasive Species Information
    • Janet’s Java Joint – Coffee & Goodies
  • Lecture Lineup
    • Deb Hansen – Positive Actions for Our Climate
    • Liz Kirkwood – Public Water Rights
    • Brad Kallio – The Zynoc Foundation
    • Melissa Mays – Fighting for our Water in Michigan
    • Peggy Case – MCWC – Protecting Water in Michigan
    • Jennifer McKay – Tipp of the Mitt Watershed Council (Pipeline 5)
    • Lisa DelBuono – Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Eco-Champion Award 5pm – Pam Grassmick
  • 9pm – Concert: Third Coast Kings – @ Circle M
  • More great things to be announced!

For more information about BIEF, sponsoring, vending, or attending this event please contact Carol Burton @231.838.2883, Nathan Ayers @734.272.7715 or 

Event sponsored by: Beaver Island Music Festival Inc., We are the Forest, & Chiwara Permaculture Research & Education, Beaver Island Boat Company, Tara’s Meadow, Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation, Beaver Island Historical Society, Island Airways, Beaver Island District Library