Wishing to both promote environmentally friendly practices and lure folks downtown during the Democratic National Convention, city officials are expected to announce today a "Green Frontier Fest" for the public to be held on the Sunday before the convention begins.
The free event will include human-powered carnival rides for the kids, information booths, exhibits and artwork promoting eco-friendly messages.
I've always preferred a good Unconsciousness Carnival, myself.
The city has partnered with the Denver company ReDirect Guide to host the one-day festival Aug. 24 at the Sculpture Park of the Denver Performing Arts Complex.
ReDirect Guide offers information on how to help make "green choices" and publishes a directory of businesses chosen for their sustainable practices.
"We want to offer an opportunity for families and residents to come down on Sunday to take a look at how they individually can impact the sustainability of our city and our globe," said Katherine Archuleta, the mayoral liaison for the convention.
ReDirect Guide official Sarah Wells said the festival will feature the "New Energy Station," a house designed by a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
The station, to be displayed at the sculpture garden through the convention, will feature technologies that make use of solar power and improve energy efficiency.
Other presenters include Sustainable Living Roadshow, which will bring along the "Consciousness Carnival."
"It's intended to be a really engaging event," Wells said.