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Posted on Sun, May 13, 2012 : 2:12 p.m.

Fair to bring all things green to Ann Arbor's Main Street

By Amy Biolchini


Bikes and other modes of alternative transportation will be on display June 8 at the annual Green Fair hosted by the Mayor's Office.

Angela J. Cesere |

A seven-person bicycle, birds of prey and solar panels will be among the displays taking over Main Street during the 12th annual Mayor’s Green Fair from 6 to 9 p.m. June 8 in Ann Arbor.

Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic from East Huron to East William streets for the event.

A special section of environmental leaders will showcase more than 50 nonprofit organizations, government agencies and businesses that have earned a Waste Knot partner designation from Washtenaw County.

There will be informational materials on how to live “green,” crafts and two stages of musicians. Vendors on Washington Avenue near Main Street will be selling organic foodstuffs.


Visitors check out a modified vehicle at the 2010 Mayor's Green Fair in Ann Arbor.

Angela J. Cesere |

A Clean Energy Expo will highlight innovative energy-saving designs with displays of vehicles that run on alternative fuel, green building materials and solar and renewable energy installations.

Sustainable transportation choices like Ann Arbor Transit Authority’s buses to Zipcars, bikes and a conference bike will be on display.

The mayor’s office is searching for volunteers to help with set up and tear down of the fair. Call 734-794-6161, ext. 41602, for more information and to sign up.

Amy Biolchini covers Washtenaw County, health and environmental issues for Reach her at (734) 623-2552, or on Twitter @amywrites_.



Mon, May 14, 2012 : 9:23 p.m.

Here's a link to the 12th annual Mayor's Green Fair that works:

Stephen Lange Ranzini

Mon, May 14, 2012 : 10:41 a.m.

Many people from outside our of town who drive through Ann Arbor only know Main Street and are unfamiliar with alternative routes North and South through downtown. As a result on most weekend days and weekend evenings, Main Street gets quite backed up with stop and go traffic. Why not install permanent *alternative route* signs for Main Street both North and South? That way when there is an event like this that closes Main Street, chaos won't ensue. It would be a friendly and neighborly thing to do for all the people who come to town and support our local economy.


Sun, May 13, 2012 : 11:32 p.m.

Link does not work (12th annual Mayor's Green Fair )