The Anchorage Park Strip was the venue of the annual Renewable Alaska Energy Fair on Saturday and succeeded in drawing a crowd despite the rain. The Renewable Alaska Energy Project (REAP) organized a great lineup of workshops from tidal and wind power to do-it-yourself biodiesel. Performances by local musicians kept the crowd hopping and youngsters (and some not so young) enjoyed the face painting, obstacle course and free hula hooping. The crowds also got to check out the many informational booths, displays of wind turbines and solar panels, and crop of hybrid and electric-powered vehicles and motorcycles.
Congratulations goes to everyone at REAP who are already looking forward to next year's fair. Save the date: August 6, 2011.
Check out REAP at http://alaskarenewableenergy.org/