Sustainable Living Fair cancelled due to flooding, but association needs your help

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Due to the massive flooding in Fort Collins, we have been forced to cancel our event, the Sustainable Living Fair. Each year we bring together an average of 12,000 community members for 48 hours to celebrate, learn and share. Our fair is produced by over 500 volunteers who donate thousands of hours of their time and energy to make it possible. Without this fair, we cannot survive as an organization.

The President of the United States has declared Northern Colorado a federal disaster zone. The devastation that has occurred up and down the front range of Colorado is impacting thousands. Our hearts go out to all of the people that have lost their homes; we, along with many others, have lost our place of business.

Not having the Fair this year could result in the end of the Sustainable Living Association and any future Sustainable Living Fairs. Because of flood recovery efforts, we will not be able to reschedule the Fair for 2013.

How you can help?

1. Attend our Benefit Concert! Our headliner, The Shockenaw Mountain Boys, scheduled for Saturday night, are still coming to town. This talented group of seasoned musicians, along with other acts from the Fair, will perform a benefit concert at the Aggie Theater on Saturday the 14th from 5:00pm-2am. All ticket sales will go to benefit the Sustainable Living Association.

2. If you were planning on coming to the fair – please consider donating the $10 that you would have paid at the door online at

3. Support us on September 18, 2013 by shopping at Whole Foods Fort Collins where 5 percent of all sales will go to benefit the Sustainable Living Association.