Future Now Expo

The Future Now Environmental Expo was held June 24, 2017 in Washington Depot. The expo was an engaging community event offering an environment for attendees to speak face to face with exhibitors who have demonstrated a commitment to saving our planet. The expo featured dozens of vendors, informative lectures, documentary screenings, hands-on workshops, food, and live music.

 
 
 From Toyota to Tesla, attendees could check out a range of hybrid cars.

From Toyota to Tesla, attendees could check out a range of hybrid cars.

 (L) Keynoter Speaker Rep. Elizabeth Esty and WEC Co-President Diane Decker

(L) Keynoter Speaker Rep. Elizabeth Esty and WEC Co-President Diane Decker

 One of the vendor tents

One of the vendor tents

EXHIBITORS

AFTER SCHOOL ARTS PROGRAM
ANNIE BANANIE & MORE FOOD STAND
ARBONNE ORGANICS
ARTISAN BAGS
ARUNA CHOCOLATES
BACK 40 FARM
BE STRAW FREE CAMPAIGN
BEAD FOR LIFE
BEES KNEES ICE POPS
CAMPS ROAD FARM/KENT FALLS BREWING CO.
COUNTY WINE AND SPIRITS
CT NORTHEAST ORGANIC FARMING ASSOCIATION
ELECTRIC & HYBRID CARS
EVERYTHING BOTANICAL
HICKORY STICK BOOKSHOP
HOUSATONIC VALLEY ASSOCIATION
INSTITUTE FOR AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES
LAND PEOPLE HABITAT
LITCHFIELD HILLS SOLAR
LORETTA STAGEN FLORAL DESIGNS
MIKE'S BEEHIVES
NEW MORNING MARKET
NEWBURY PLACE
RIVERS ALLIANCE OF CONNECTICUT
SALT OF THE EARTH
SOLAR CITY
STEINEN JEWELRY
STEEP ROCK
TRAVELING FARMER
VALLEY SPIRIT COOPERATIVE & WELLNESS CENTER
WASHINGTON ART ASSOCIATION & GALLERY
WASHINGTON SUPPLY COMPANY
WEANTINOGE HERITAGE LAND TRUST
WENDELL MINOR


Workshops & PROGRAMS

Whether the intent was to think globally or act locally, attendees had the choice of over a dozen workshops and programs for all ages. These included:

Forestry Practices for Habitat Enhancement with Steep Rock's Rory Larson
Children's Animal Mask-Making Workshop
Wildlife and Connecticut's Changing Landscape with Nora Hulton
Book Signing with Wendell Minor
Get the Bleep Outside! with Tim Walsh
Connecticut's Water Planning with Margaret Miner
Envisioning Washington as a Pollinator Landscape with Laura Rissolo
Introduction to Permaculture with Cynthia Rabinowitz
Eco-Landscaping with Abbey Taylor
Passive House Design with Hicks Stone
Composting 101 with Rae Moore

 The Children's Endangered Species Parade

The Children's Endangered Species Parade


Looking Forward

Living sustainably and combating climate change can require many lifestyle changes and a continuous reassessment of daily habits . WEC hopes that the expo has instilled a greater sense of thinking and acting green in our community and beyond.

Click here for a great event recap by Woodbury Voices.