An innovator in environmental practice as in music and cultural theory, Basilica Hudson presents its Green Energy Fair on Sunday, April 14 at Basilica’s post-industrial space in Hudson. Produced in partnership with pioneering environmental organizations SunCommon and CYCLEffect Regenerative Ventures, the Green Energy Fair will offer an afternoon of presentations and discussions by community leaders and alternative energy experts.
“Moving toward our ten-year anniversary in 2020, Basilica’s commitment is to enter a more sustainable means of running our building,” said Basilica co-founder and director Melissa Auf der Maur. “Basilica firmly believes that the only way to move forward is by harnessing the power of new technology and new energy. Basilica will move the climate and energy crisis to the top of our mission and agenda by offering access to information and solutions while transforming our building into a model of what is possible.”
The fair features an intensive focus on exploring both community solar and bioenergy – the generation of energy from food waste and similar organic materials – as vital and viable examples of the move away from the archaic, destructive energy models that have left us in climate chaos. Basilica will continue its partnership with acclaimed filmmaker Jon Bowermaster with a screening of the latest film in his Hudson River Stories series, Growing with the Grain. The list of panelists also includes: Cassie Marketos, Kickstarter’s senior vice president of community strategy and former deputy director of digital outbound for President Barack Obama; SunCommon, Vermont’s largest solar provider; and representatives of Impact Bioenergy, who will unveil their HORSE biodigester at Basilica and teach Green Energy Fair attendees how to transform food scraps into renewable energy.
Green Energy Fair, Sunday, Apr. 14, noon-5 p.m., Basilica Hudson, 110 South Front St., Hudson, (518) 822-1050, https://basilicahudson.org