Why Sponsor Charlottesville Earth Week?
Your sponsorship of Earth Week makes a difference! Supporting this annual event enables us to bring our community together to celebrate the earth and spread awareness about important environmental issues. Our goal is to create strong, engaged stewardship within our community that lasts beyond our April events.
The Charlottesville Earth Week Eco Fair is our annual Earth Day celebration encompassing and promoting both our own and other organizations and businesses' efforts to increase environmental activism.
Eco Fair Quick Facts
- The Eco Fair and our other Earth Week events reach a large number of people. Since 2009 the festival attendance has increased from around 800 to several thousand attendees.
- We partner with local and regional media outlets in the months leading up to the event, extending our reach beyond just the big day.
- Our website has been known to receive more than 150,000 page views in a single month.
If you would like to donate* anything to the cause, please let us know. Donation = partnership. We’re looking for:
- Raffle prizes
- Volunteer time and resources
- In-kind donations (such as media coverage or promotion)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to make a donation and be an Eco Fair Partner.
* Donations to Earth Week Charlottesville are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Earth Week Charlottesville has a joint plan of work with Virginia Organizing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Virginia Organizing is officially registered with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, P.O. Box 1163, Richmond, VA 23209. You can write to this Department for all relevant financial statements and procedures regarding the solicitation of contributions. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
The Sprint Pavilion is one of the most popular venues in Charlottesville to host bands, private parties and festivals, including the Eco Fair! Located in downtown Cville, the Sprint Pavilion is a great place to get outside and enjoy performances and fun family-friendly events. Come on down to concerts by local and nationally acclaimed musicians, or stop by Fridays After Five (the Pavilion’s free summer concert series) for good music, fresh air and quality time with friends and family.
Pick up a copy of C-VILLE Weekly Wednesday mornings at blue boxes around Charlottesville, Albemarle County and Central Virginia, or check out C-VILLE Weekly online for up-to-date news on the environment, dining, education, local events and more. C-VILLE Weekly researches and runs articles on several environmental issues including water quality of local rivers, the Dominion natural gas pipeline, and recycling!
Virginia Organizing Virginia Organizing is non-partisan grassroots organization the empowers Virginians to improve their local communities and to advocate for the issues that matter most, including sustainability. Virginia Organizing supports and partners with many green organizations in the Charlottesville area that we know and love, like Cville Community Bikes and our very own Charlottesville Earth Week. Thanks, Virginia Organizing, for helping us live greener!
The Van Yahres Tree Removal company provides tree, shrub and lawn care services in the Charlottesville area, including pruning, nutrients treatments, storm protection, tree removal, and plant health care services. The Van Yahres Tree Company also aims to help us minimize our use of pesticides through their environmentally friendly Plant Health Care program, GREENWatch!
WTJU 91.1 FM is a non-commerical educational radio station affiliated with the University of Virginia. Tune in for rock, classical, jazz and folk music, plus news too! You can even check out WTJU online for interviews with local researchers and community members about local and global environmental issues.
Ivy Publications is a local media company that produces award-winning publications including the Healthy Living Directory, CharlottesvilleFamily, the Charlottesville Welcome Book, and the Charlottesville Wine & Country magazines. In Ivy Publications’ work you’ll find engaging stories about recreation, health, education and more, that will inspire you to live well and enjoy a lifestyle that’s healthy for you and for Cville!
The City of Charlottesville government is a critical part of sustainability initiatives here in Cville. The City of Charlottesville maintains our public parks and trails, provides public transit, and promotes environmental stewardship, all to make Cville a place where humans, animals and plants can thrive: a truly green city!
Located along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Albemarle County is a great place to explore orchards and farms, hike endless trails, kayak the Rivanna River, and more. The Albemarle County government works tirelessly to preserve forests and historic sites. Without a doubt, Albemarle County is a wonderful place to maintain a healthy lifestyle and enjoy the outdoors.
The Sierra Club is one of the most acclaimed grassroots environmental organizations in the country. Our local branch, the Virginia Piedmont Group, serves central Virginia, including the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Virginia Piedmont Group advocates for and promotes renewable energy, environmentally-friendly pest management, locally grown organic food, and more! The Virginia Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club aims to “better Piedmont communities through respect for the environment.”
C’ville Tomorrow is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating local government and the public on quality of life issues here in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Give this, topics such as land use, transportation and urban planning are at the forefront of C’ville Tomorrow’s agenda. You can learn more about these issues and how they affect you at C’ville Tomorrow’s website and in the newspaper, The Daily Progress!
With products ranging from nontoxic bedroom furniture to organic sofas, mattresses and bedding, Savvy Rest offers eco-friendly consumers the opportunity to equip their homes with durable, sustainably-sourced furnishings without chemical flame retardants. Savvy Rest is on a mission to make our homes greener and safer!
The Echo World is the monthly alternative newspaper for spiritual and cultural creatives, dedicated to create stronger communities in Central Virginia. In every issue The Echo World explores ways of inspiring the reader to live a more fulfilling and sustainable life. Articles cover spiritual outlooks, healthy and green living, healing modalities, book reviews and alternative lifestyles.
Tune into 106.1 The Corner, a radio station based in here in Charlottesville! 106.1 The Corner provides a platform for local artists’ music to be heard, and keeps up with local events, sports, and national news. 106.1 The Corner is fueling our healthy, thriving community so be sure to check them out!
Little Planets designed and maintains a nature-inspired, indoor playroom for young children on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall, and creates eco-friendly indoor and outdoor pop up baby care and children's play area at festivals. Little Planets goal is to take care of our families, our kids and our planet!
Altenergy, Inc. is dedicated to educating our customers about solar energy and empowering them to make intelligent buying decisions. We’re committed to the communities we serve and have branches in Virginia, Maryland, DC and Idaho. Your branch is managed and staffed by professionals who know the region and its people. You’ll get the kind of service and attention you expect from a local company, with the resources of an industry leader.
SunDaySolar installs and maintains solar systems for homes and small to medium size organizations here in Charlottesville. SunDaySolar, an Entero Energy Company, is providing our community with the tools to live more sustainably. In fact, SunDaySolar has installed over 4000 solar panels since 2010, and that’s a lot of clean energy!
The Amazon Aid Foundation is a nonprofit that collaborates with scientist and artists to raise awareness about environmental degradation in the Amazon rainforest. The Amazon Aid Foundation is based here in Charlottesville and focuses on environmental conservation in the Peruvian Amazon. At their website, you can learn about the environmental issues of Amazonia, check out the Amazon Aid Foundation’s projects, and donate to their cause!
DuCard Vineyards is a local vineyard and winery located on the eastern edge of Shenandoah National Park. Recognized as the Greenest Winery in Virginia, DuCard Vineyards upholds sustainability practices ranging from limiting their use of chemical sprays to heating, cooling and lighting their tasting room with solar power. Make sure to check out this great green business soon!
Rebel Yogi is about empowering us to make positive changes in the world by first making positive changes within ourselves. Dhara (Jessica) at Rebel Yogi provides instruction in yoga, vegetarian eating, meditation and more. By exploring ourselves with Rebel Yogi’s guidance in these positive practices, we can build positive, sustainable relationships with our environment.
Clean Machine Car Wash Need an eco-friendly option to keep your car clean? Check out Clean Machine Car Wash on Riverbend Drive. Clean Machine Car Wash is a member of the International Carwash Association’s WaterSavers program, and that means that they use less than 40 gallons of freshwater per car. That’s less than water than your average home washing machine uses! Clean Machine Car Wash serves as a great reminder that any business can implement environmentally responsible practices.
Virtue Solar Virtue Solar designs and installs solar electric systems in homes and businesses throughout central and northern Virginia. Solar panels are an excellent way to save money and more importantly to produce clean energy, so check out Virtue Solar to learn more from an expert!
Evolution Glass Evolution Glass was founded in 2015 by Bill Hess, an artist and engineer who has been making art out of glass waste for years. Evolution Glass promotes sustainability by creating customized glass surfaces for homes and businesses made from 100% recycled container glass sourced from McIntire Recycling Center. Check out this local green business for beautiful recycled glass countertops and tables!
Based here in Charlottesville, VMDO Architects specializes in architectural design for educational institutions and has approaches architectural design with sustainability in mind. VMDO contributes to built environments through the Mid-Atlantic region, designing the renovation of the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena, the renovation of Charlottesville High School’s science labs, and even Discovery Elementary School in Arlington, VA: the first “zero net energy” school in the Mid-Atlantic!
LEAP or Local Energy Alliance Program began in 2009 after the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County won a grant to fund a community-based energy efficiency organization. LEAP began its highly successful path of home energy upgrades by launching its Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program in July 2010, followed by a program for commercial property owners in 2011, and the start of renewable energy services with the first Solarize campaign in 2014.
Thank you to our 2017 Community Partners!
Another BIG Thank you to Apex Clean Energy for being the 2016 Presenting Sponsor!
Apex Clean Energy is an independent renewable energy company bringing domestically produced wind and solar energy to homes and businesses across the United States. Apex Clean Energy is based here in Charlottesville and is working to bring the first utility-scale wind project to Virginia—Rocky Forge Wind in Botetourt County.