Aurora Green Lights Environmental Fair

By DJacoby / January 26, 2010

In the Landmark Self-Expression and Leadership Program, Vernon LaVia created the idea of Aurora Green Lights to educate others on the environment, and then turned the leadership of his project away to Mavis Bates. Aurora Green Lights is putting on an environmental fair this summer on June 12, which has attracted the attention of The Beacon-News newspaper.

The green fair created by Bates is titled “Summer Solstice Celebration – Growing Greener Every Day”, and is being held at the Prisco Community Center in Aurora, Illinois. A full-fledged, all day environmental festival is being planned, with music, food, vendors with environmental products, demonstrations, educational workshops, and more. The fair is being modeled off Elgin, IL’s ECCO Green Expo.

To get involved with Aurora Green Lights or to find out more information about it or the Summer Solstice Celebration/environmental fair, call Bates at 630-605-9244 or go to

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