Coulee Partners for Sustainability proudly presents…

Earth Fair 2012

Earth Fair logo

A great big thank you to everyone who made the 2012 Earth Fair a fantastic success! Please visit our Volunteer Thank You Page and Vendor Thank You Page to view all of the wonderful individuals, businesses and organizations who came together to create a very special and successful 2012 La Crosse Earth Fair. There is also a gallery of Earth Fair photos.


Earth Day, Sunday, April 22
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Myrick Park and the EcoPark
789 Myrick Drive, La Crosse, WI

NEW **Download the 2012 Earth Fair Schedule (PDF)**

The 2012 Earth Fair will be held on Earth Day, April 22, to celebrate this year’s theme: “Earth Day is Every Day!” To build on the success of the 2011 Earth Fair at the EcoPark, the 2012 Earth Fair will showcase a preview of the new outdoor adventure playscapes at the EcoPark.

This is the 4th Annual Earth Fair put on by Coulee Partners for Sustainability (CPS). CPS is a non-profit organization that formed in 2007 with the purpose of increasing environmental awareness in the Coulee Region through a variety of educational events. CPS’s aim is to involve people of all ages to share and spread the knowledge of environmental issues and discuss ways in which we can better our society and create a sustainable community. For more information on CPS, visit

At a Glance…

This year’s Earth Fair has many activities planned, including but not limited to:

Spin-to-win door prizes throughout the day! 
Exciting Activities:

  • First-of-the-season farmers market!
  • Green vendors
  • Food vending by People’s Food Co-op & The Root Note
  • Live music by Jane and Kevin & Prairie Smoke
  • Storytelling by Michael Scott
  • Drum Circle by Drums for Peace.

Grand Green Prizes:

  • Free one-month use of a Honda Civic GX from Honda Motorwerks (including fuel)
  • Free Milk for a Year from Organic Valley
  • Child’s bicycle from Bikes Limited

Workshops, Demonstrations, and Outdoor Activities:

  • Live Raptor Demonstration
  • Composting and Vermiculture Workshop
  • “Share and Be Aware” Bicycle Class
  • Focus on Energy Workshop
  • Bird Identification Walk
  • Marsh Walk
Children’s Events and Activities:
  • Hans Mayer Concert
  • Recyclable Arts and Crafts
  • KidWind –
  • Trail Building activity
  • Live Worms Interactive Display
  • Electricity Demonstration Bicycle
  • Smokey Bear

EcoPark Tours:

  • Outdoor Adventure Playscapes
  • EcoPark Center additions and Forest Scramble Playscape by Whole Trees Architecture
  • Bike valet and free bike inspections by Bikes Limited!

Bring non-perishable food item(s) for WAFER food pantry

And Much More!

Recycling Fair (In conjunction with Earth Fair)

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Emerson Elementary School: 2101 Campbell Road – 2 blocks from Earth Fair

Recycle electronics for free: cell phones, stereos, DVD & VCR players, TVs, computers and other small electronics (no appliances, thermostats, or smoke detectors).  Businesses are welcome ($10 charge to businesses for TVs) – Sponsored by Dynamic Recycling

  • Recycle ink cartridges – Sponsored by La Crosse Public Library
  • Paper shredding – Sponsored by La Crosse Public Library
  • Donate gently used and washed towels and washcloths and washable full-sized or smaller blankets.  Also unused cat litter, Yesterday’s News, canned pet food, and dry kitten food. – Sponsored by Coulee Region Humane Society

Bring non-perishable item(s) for WAFER food pantry.

Receive another chance to win Grand Green Prize when you participate!

NEW!  Spring Cleaning
Saturday, April 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. During this city-wide cleanup, teams will pick up trash from various locations including the La Crosse River Marsh, Hixon Forest, and La Crosse neighborhoods.  Go to for more information on the event and to have your group sign up for a clean-up site. Spring Cleaning is sponsored in partnership with Coulee Partners for Sustainability (CPS), Wisconsin Youth Conservation Corps Inc. (WisCorps), La Crosse River Marsh Coalition, and La Crosse County Solid Waste Department.

Earth Fair Sponsors

Earth Fair Sponsors provide financial and/or in-kind support at various sponsorship levels to ensure that the Earth Fair is possible and successful. Thank you, Earth Fair Sponsors!

Ballweg Midwest Toyota
Bikes Limited
Chris LaShorne Architecture
Confidential Records, Inc.
Coulee Region Women
Dynamic Recycling
E3 Coalition
Focus on Energy
Fowler & Hammer
Gundersen Lutheran
Honda Motorwerks
HSR Associates
KidWind Project
La Crosse Radio Group
Mayo Clinic Health System
Myrick Hixon EcoPark
Nelson Flag & Display
News 8
Organic Valley
Paul E. Stry Foundation, Inc.
People’s Food Co-op
Smith’s Cycling & Fitness

Earth Fair Partners

Earth Fair Partners are non-profit organizations and institutions that provide a small monetary donation to help to promote the annual Earth Fair and Living Green Expo, and/or one or more members of their organization assist with planning and/or activities during the event. They also help promote the Earth Fair & Living Green Expo through their websites, newsletters, and other communications. Thank you, Earth Fair Partners!

Cameron Park Market
City of La Crosse
Coulee Region Audubon Society
Coulee Region Humane Society
Coulee Region Sierra Club
Downtown Mainstreet, Inc.
Driftless Region Bicycle Coalition
Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
Hillview Urban Agriculture Center
Hunger Task Force of La Crosse
Kids and Mentors Outdoors
La Crosse Area Builders Association
La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
La Crosse Area Family YMCA
La Crosse County
La Crosse Public Library
La Crosse River Marsh Coalition
Mississippi Valley Conservancy
Three Rivers Waldorf School
USGS, Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
UW-La Crosse
Viterbo University
Washburn Neighborhood Association
Western Technical College