History of the Leavenworth Earth Day Community Fair
The Leavenworth Earth Day Community Fair originated in 2009 through a LIFE2 committee. The LIFE2 organization was a program of Wenatchee River Institute and was headed by Director Jeff Parsons. LIFE2 is no longer active, but it spawned a number of programs and activities that still exist, including the Leavenworth Farmers' Market, the Community Garden, the Shop Local campaign and Earth Day Community Fair.
From the beginning the Fair has been a community celebration of environmental awareness and sustainability. It is held annually on a Sunday near the International Earth Day celebration, which occurs on April 22. For ten years, the volunteer planning committee organized and held this fun and educational afternoon full of activities, music and food for residents of the greater Leavenworth area. After 2018, the dedicated volunteers were in search of an organization to take the lead on the Fair and in turn it laid dormant and did not run in 2019. In the summer of 2019, the Earth Day Fair organizers were able to connect with Waste Loop, a new nonprofit in the community with a common vision. The torch was officially passed and Waste Loop is excited to build on the incredible foundation that has been set to bring you Earth Day Fair 2020!