Ahimsa Village played a role in the fourth annual Pennsylvania Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Festival held on Fri., Sat., & Sun., September 19, 20 & 21, 2008 on 66 acres in Berks County, PA. The event attracts thousands of visitors. The purpose of the festival is to empower regular people and demonstrate practical solutions to America's energy crisis.
The festival featured over 60 lectures, workshops and hands-on demonstrations promoting solar, wind, hydrogen power, biofuels, green building, organic farming and sustainable living. Examples included an introduction to wind power, vegetable oil for fuel, alternative farming techniques, solar site selection and solar panel installation, biofuel auto conversions, and alternative heat sources.
AV member Kelle Kersten taught 4 workshops on becoming a localvore and eating less meat. Bob helped with AV support for all the speakers and keynotes. Frank volunteered at the School of Living table (SoL sponsored a table at the event). The SoL table generated a lot of interest - book sales were brisk!