Events: Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival

You might not have heard of Kempton, PA, but if you’re interested in renewable energy, you should be there this September. The fifth annual Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival will be held on Sept. 18, 19 and 20 at the 66-acre Kempton Community Center. Featuring everything from classes on how to make alcohol-based fuels to talks about climate change, the energy fest will fill its three days with demonstrations, speakers, entertainment and food.

There will be over 60 lectures, hands-on workshops about renewable energy systems and the opportunity to talk to local renewable energy providers. You can learn how to install a solar panel, how to make biofuel and what kind of water heating system is best for your house. Transport will be another big focus, with efficient vehicles on display, demonstrations of future technologies and a raffle to win a hybrid.

To offset all that efficiency talk, there will also be plenty of entertainment going on: live music from Paul Winter and Makoto Taiko, a farmers’ market, an organic fashion show and an art show. Check the website (below) for info on specific events and times.

Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival, Sept. 18 – 20, $12 adults, $6 ages 13 – 21, free for kids under 12, Kempton Community Center, 82 Community Dr., Kempton, PA 19529, paenergyfest.com