Santa Cruz residents will get an up-close look at the region’s evolving array of renewable energy offerings at the first-annual Community Power Festival this weekend.
The free event, to be held Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at San Lorenzo Park, is organized by nascent nonprofit energy provider Monterey Bay Community Power. The government-backed agency—tasked with transitioning 16 cities in Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito counties to 100 percent carbon-free energy—planned the festival to offer attractions like live music along with education from purveyors of solar panels, electric bikes and other green alternatives.
“We wanted to have a celebration in Santa Cruz, where everything started,” says Shelly Whitworth, media and communications coordinator for Monterey Bay Community Power.
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