A big shout out to Bob Needham and Angela Cesere from AnnArbor.com for their WONDERFUL ARTICLE and coverage of the 2012 Mission Zero Fest taking place this Saturday and Sunday, June 9th & 10th on the 700 Block of Fountain in the Water Hill Neighborhood of Ann Arbor.
Bob interviewed Matt Grocoff, Doug Selby and myself about the activities and planning that went into this years festival. He did a wonderful job of summarizing the conversation and true spirit of the festival. Matt and Doug have been with this event since it’s inception last year and are essentially the heart and soul of the event.
Posted: Tue, Jun 5 By Bob Needham
Entertainment director, AnnArbor.com
The Mission Zero Fest boasts some ambitious goals: showcasing some local solutions for green energy; getting people thinking and talking about taking their own steps toward low-impact living; and generally changing the community for the better.
But it’s got a fun side, too. A big fun side.
The festival — in a major expansion from its first incarnation last year — sets up shop in the Water Hill neighborhood this Saturday and Sunday. A home tour is again on the agenda, but that’s just a start: The event will also feature sustainability workshops, discussions, food, music and even dancing in the street.
But the Water Hill location isn’t the “new” location as much as it is “this year’s” location. In an effort to truly establish the event as a communitywide effort, organizers hope to change sites again next year — and the following. “We’d like to move it around,” said Scott Phillips, another organizer, whose own Water Hill house — Ann Arbor’s first to win LEED platinum certification for its green energy — is part of the home tour.