Building a Sustainable Community at the Local Foods Expo/Earth Day Festival

Posted in
Building a Sustainable Community at the Local Foods Expo/Earth Day Festival (Photo by Chris Foy)
Building a Sustainable Community at the Local Foods Expo/Earth Day Festival (Photo by Chris Foy)

At Saturday's Local Foods Expo and Earth Day Festival there were representatives from state and county agencies - as well as non-profit organizations dedicated to conservation. Sheridan Media's Chris Foy was there and has the story.


Shannon Anderson is a community organizer with the Powder River Basin Resource Council, and she was at Saturday's joint Earth Day Festival and Local Foods Expo representing the resource council. Overall, she says she was pleased with the turnout to the event.

The Powder River Basin Resource Council is currently involved in a variety of projects in northeastern Wyoming and in Sheridan. She explains.

She says the growth of hydraulic fracturing can have a detrimental effect on water quality if developers are not careful, and the resource council is calling for more information on the chemicals used during the fracking process.

The Earth Day Festival joined with the Local Foods Expo for the first time, as well as a gear swap this year, all organized to bring awareness to Earth-friendly local food production and share ways to make the community more sustainable.

First Northern Bank
view counter