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SLI Open House & Harvest Moon Celebration

Performances by Alex de Grassi and local bands
September 6, 2014

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Join the Solar Living Institute on September 6
The SLI is combining the mystery and magic of the moon with our focus on sustainable living. The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox and is associated with our wisdom and intuition. Let's celebrate together while getting to know more about what SLI does and how you can make a difference by joining us in our activities. There is no better place to find inspiration, kindred spirits and natural beauty than at the Solar Living Center.

SLI Open House & Harvest Moon Celebration is a one-day event filled with hands-on educational workshops, inspirational speakers, live music, performers, eco-conscious vendors, kid's activities, organic food, and many other festivities. Because of the impact that past events have had on the site, this event replaces SolFest.

We want those who appreciate the great outdoors to enjoy the beauty of the Solar Living Center while learning more about the SLI and sustainable living. We’re particularly eager to open our beautiful site and ponds to locals who may not have yet been exposed to what we have to offer. We invite all previous SolFest attendees, and new participants to join us for a day filled with family activities, music, food, educational tours and workshops. Spend the day with us! You’ll go home inspired.

When? Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 2-8 p.m. 

Complete schedule: COMING SOON. Visit Event page for complete details.

What is the cost? This event is FREE! A $10 donation per individual is requested for individuals 18 years and older.

Where?  The Solar Living Center is just south of the heart of Hopland, CA on Highway 101. The street address is Solar Living Center/Real Goods Store 
13771 HWY 101, Hopland, CA 95449. Driving directions

SolFest Event Downsized

Contact
Hannah Bird

707/472-2450

                                                                                                                  For Immediate Release
                                                                                                                                   
July 14, 2014

 

SolFest Event Downsized

HOPLAND, Calif., July 14, 2014 — The Solar Living Institute (SLI) announced today that its Board of Directors has downsized its SolFest celebration to a “Solar Living Institute Open House & Harvest Moon Celebration” to be held at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, Calif., on September 6. Because of the high impact of thousands of visitors on the gorgeous 12-acre permaculture demonstration site and its desire to focus on its mission of ‘providing inspirational environmental education’, the SLI has refocused to a smaller and more locally based event.

“The SLI Open House & Harvest Moon Celebration will closely align with our mission of promoting sustainable living through inspirational environmental education,” said Teresa Jodon-Manns, SLI executive director. “We want those who appreciate the great outdoors to enjoy the beauty of the Solar Living Center while learning more about the SLI and sustainable living. We’re particularly eager to open our beautiful site and ponds to locals who may not have yet been exposed to what we have to offer. We invite all previous SolFest attendees, and new participants to join us for a day filled with family activities, music, food, educational tours and workshops.”

The SLI Open House & Harvest Moon Celebration is a fundraising event. The event takes place on September 6 from 2-8 p.m. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is strongly encouraged to help support the non-profit activities of the Institute. Camping is available and reservations are required.

Camp Solar - Kid's Summer Camp

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Looking for something to entertain the kids this summer? 

Get them involved with the 3 day Camp Solar program at the Solar Living Center in Hopland, CA.

Kids, ages 7-11, will experiment with natural building cob material, make  "solar cookies" in solar ovens, dig in the organic gardens and more. 

Only $150 for 3 days, 9am-3pm each day.  Second session:  July 22-24, 2014.

Check out the fun from the First Camp Solar Session in June.

Come join in the fun and encourage your kids to grow, sustainably.

 

ABOUT SLI

The Solar Living Institute is a 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization offering instruction in solar training and sustainable practices.  Founded in 1998, we have been providing professional solar training and a wide array of sustainability courses for over 15 years. Our courses are taught by experienced practitioners who bring years of real world knowledge to the classroom with a focus on helping students prepare for job opportunities, start businesses, and live more sustainably.

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