Alternative Gift Fair features SUSTAINABILITY

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Because several of our Affiliate organizations have previously participated in the Alternative Gift Fair, the idea of welcoming them all as a united effort, or coalition, builds upon the Information Fair held in conjunction with our October Forum.

Discussion within the AGF Planning Team affirmed that featuring sustainability-missioned groups all together at our eighth fair would be a welcome change-up. Doing so presents the public a more inclusive picture of local efforts worth supporting.

Affiliates returning to the fair have agreed to downsize their footprint in order to make room for Affiliates participating for the first time.  The power of sharing the multi-faceted message of sustainability in the MidColumbia reframes each organization’s purpose in participating. In the spirit of sustainability’s “triple bottom line”

ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY, ECONOMY

familiar environmental organizations are balanced by the Health Alliance, GoGreenTriCities, and Sustainable Living Center (their programs serve many Franklin County -Pasco- residents).

This is a pilot effort to evolve the Fair’s well-established sustainable practice of collaborative fundraising for the greater good.