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The third annual Cook County Earth Day Fair returns at a new venue; applications for a table/booth now open

Feb 21, 2024 09:34AM ● By Content Editor
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By Laura Durenberger-Grunow - Boreal Community Media - February 21, 2024

The Cook County Local Energy Project (CCLEP) recently announced that the third annual Cook County Earth Day Fair is set for April 20, 2024, from 11 am to 3 pm - this year at a new venue. For the past two years, the Earth Day Fair has been held at the Cook County Community Center, however, this year, will be held at Cook County ISD 166. 

The Fair aims to foster a fun family-friendly, all-ages, and inclusive environment where the community can learn, collaborate, and work collectively toward climate justice and sustainability in Cook County, according to CCLEP. Activities for children will be available, however, childcare will not be provided. 

In past years, the event has drawn over 30 Minnesota organizations to host tables and booths, showcasing a variety of topics such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, sustainable agriculture, waste management, and more. CCLEP told Boreal Community Media they hope to have at least that amount, with space to accommodate more if needed. However, organizers are being mindful of noise concerns from past years. 

In addition to booths, CCLEP shared that a speakers series will run throughout the day, addressing crucial environmental issues and offering insights from local experts. CCLEP plans to have the speaker series recorded. 

Local food vendors will be onsite offering various lunch and snack options. 

Booth application: CCLEP is taking applications from organizations and businesses interested in having a table or booth. Non-profit organizations are welcome to host a booth at no charge, while a modest fee applies to for-profit entities. Interested parties can learn more about the event or apply for a booth by contacting the Cook County Local Energy Project at [email protected].


The Cook County Local Energy Project is dedicated to empowering residents, businesses, and government through collaboration & education increasing sustainable energy practices.

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