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ZEDFest 2: Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and FREE Beer!

September 30, 2011 1 comment

Friday, October 7th, 2011.

Our friends at FortZed asked if we could pass along the following information about the great event they have planned…

Part of the FortZED Community Energy Challenge, ZEDFest 2 is a community-wide celebration of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable living. During the evening of October 7th, homes all over Fort Collins will be hosting fun parties to celebrate conservation and efficiency. You may have taken the FortZED Challenge pledge to reduce energy use; you may want to learn more; you may not be familiar with FortZED. No matter where you stand, we want you!

The FortZED Challenge staff are currently finalizing details for ZEDFest 2, including confirming hosts, gathering volunteers, and coordinating party materials and giveaways. Materials include a party-in-a-box with energy-saving resources, energy-related activities for guests to participate in, and free beer from Odell Brewing Company! A map of host locations is available on the ZEDFest page of their website .

Giveaways at each party will include:

  • CFL’s
  • Free home energy audits provided by the City of Fort Collins Utilities
  • A pair of tickets to the FoCo Eco Cruise (scheduled for the following day on Saturday, October 8th!)

If you are interested in volunteering or hosting, please email Ariana TODAY at to sign up!

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Come out to the FoCo Eco Cruise!

September 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Hello everyone! On Saturday, October 8th, The Northern Colorado Renewable Energy Society (NCRES) is hosting the first ever FoCo Eco Cruise from 9 am-5 pm. Previously known as the Solar Homes Tour, this year’s event has morphed into a tour of sustainable sites throughout northern Fort Collins.

The self-guided and bike-friendly tour starts at the Fort Collins Bike Library LaPorte Station at 9 am and ends at the Rocky Mountain Innosphere at 3 pm. Participants who would like to ride should plan on bringing their own bikes or can check one out from the Bike Library on the morning of the event. An estimated 250 attendees have expressed interest, so this could be quite the biking event of early Fall!

Show up Saturday, October 8th between 9 am – 11 am at the Bike Library LaPorte Station (222 LaPorte Ave, between Mason & Howes) to get your Cruiser Bag, meet our friendly partner groups, and take off on the Cruise!

There will be a mix of eight residential and two non-residential sites on the cruise: each of which demonstrate a sincere commitment to integrating green building techniques, renewable energy technologies and eco-landscaping principles with a magic x-factor…their interest in sharing it with YOU, the Eco Cruiser!

Tickets will be available on the day of the event. Tickets prices are listed below:

Individuals: $10

Couples: $15

Family: $20 (two adults, two children age 12 and up. Children under 12 ride free!)

Group: $50 (up to six people)

All proceeds go to support NCRES events and operations. You can also win free tickets by attending a FortZED Community Energy Challenge ZEDFest house party the day before on Friday, October 7th (a couple of tickets will be given away at each house party as a door prize!). Click here for a list and map of ZEDFest house parties.

The FoCo EcoCruise is looking to show off sustainable sites across northern Fort Collins – for more information on the event, go to the FoCo Eco Cruise website today!

Thanks, and see you out there!

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