Sustainable Living Fair Celebrates Niagara Escarpment

Mark your calendars for the 2015 Sustainable Living Fair June 5-6 at Crossroads at Big Creek. Eric Fowle, director of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and co-founder of the Niagara Escarpment Resource Network, will be the featured speaker at Friday night’s kick-off event, from 6:30-9 pm.

This year’s events will feature the Niagara Escarpment from the Ledge to the Lakeshore, with the tagline, Stewardship today for a better tomorrow.

Fowle will share stories, insights, recommendations, and facts from an international Sources of Knowledge Forum, “The Great Arc: Life on the (L)Edge,” taking place in Tobermory, Ontario, May 8-10. Its goal is to build bridges to other communities, like the Bruce Peninsula, that lie on the rim of the Michigan Basin.

This geological dolostone bedrock structure, often referred to as the “Great Arc,” includes Door County and extends from the Niagara Peninsula northward through the Bruce Peninsula of Ontario, across Manitoulin Island and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and then southward through the Door Peninsula of Wisconsin to Green Bay, Lake Winnebago and beyond. Communities situated on this Arc, while different in many ways, have this escarpment in common, sometimes submerged or buried, but especially evident in areas such as the Bruce and Door peninsulas. We share thin and rocky soils and a similar biodiversity.

This escarpment exploration will carry over to the popular fair itself from 10 am-4 pm on Saturday, June 6. Dozens of green energy and sustainable lifestyle enthusiasts will share their knowledge and goods with participants, with product demonstrations and mini-workshops.

Contact Jenn Hansmann, [email protected], for more information.