Isthmus Announces Green Day 2009 Expo and Eco-Celebration

Contact Information:

Rachel Tatge
Marketing Coordinator
Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc.
rtatge (at)
Phone: 608-251-5627
Fax: 608-251-2165

MADISON, Wis. — On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Isthmus will hold the second annual Madison-area Green Day at Monona Terrace from 9 am-6 pm. It is designed to help every person, no matter what his or her circumstances, become a little greener and have fun doing it.

Isthmus Green Day at the LEED-certified Monona Terrace will include a wide variety of informative exhibits and fun activities appealing to everyone interested in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle. At Isthmus Green Day, you can check out one of the new Madison Metro hybrid buses, get up close with the newest hybrid and electric cars, and plan out a safe biking path for your whole family. Play in a fun, natural way in the Capitol Kid’s Family Zone and view the latest in organic clothing at the Eco-Friendly Walking Fashion Show and more. Grab your Whole Foods eco-bag and head over to their booth to sample some delicious treats. Mingle with friends as you make your way through the many booths with eco-friendly products and information from area businesses and non-profits.

Meet Sonya Newenhouse, Founder and President of Madison Environmental Group, and discuss eating organically for less money with John Ivanko and Lisa Kivirist, ecotourism authors and experts. GHC’s Dr. Nancy Selfridge will teach you how to integrate a total self-care program, while SupraNet’s Bryan Chan will shed some light on the future of green jobs and how to start your own green business. You can also learn how to cook natural, local food from Madison-area chefs and take in a T’ai Chi demo or two. Feeling hungry already?

Don’t worry — there will be plenty of delicious and sustainable food available in the concessions area. Before you leave, measure your carbon footprint, take in a massage and rock out to several bands courtesy of Launchpad.

The official event website is Isthmus Green Day is being planned with the input and support of an advisory group, whose members are from active community organizations.

Tickets will cost $5. Children under 12 will receive free admittance. Receive free admittance if you bus or bike.