Alachua County Hosts Countywide Climate Fair at Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center

Alachua County, in coordination with our local partners, is hosting a Climate Fair on Friday, June 2, 2023, at the Cuscowilla Nature and Retreat Center (210 S.E. 134th Avenue, Micanopy) to announce the results of the soon-to-be-released climate vulnerability analysis, and to begin community conversations around the creation of an Alachua County Climate Action Plan. The free event is in two parts, a public workshop from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in which the results of the analysis are discussed, and a Climate Fair from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with games and entertainment for the family, as well as vendor booths for those organizations doing work related to climate change and climate resilience.

In-person space is limited at the 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. event at the Camp Cuscowilla Meeting Lodge, but a livestream option will be available.

Attendees will have a chance to have fun, learn how to save money on utility bills and home upgrades, and be a part of the conversation around what climate change will look like in Alachua County. The County intends to use the Climate Fair as a starting point for future discussions around a Countywide climate action plan which can help prepare residents for a changing future.  

The Climate Fair includes:

  • A poem read by Alachua County Poet Laureate E. Stanley Richardson
  • 30+ booths and vendors
  • Games and activities for families and kids
  • A Tree planting event 
  • Food trucks
  • An RTS Electric bus will be on display
  • Short presentations throughout the evening on interesting climate-related topics like weatherization tips and energy-saving opportunities, how to apply for climate-related grants, reuse and recycling, and much more
  • The event partners include the City of Gainesville, Alachua County Public Schools, Zero Waste Gainesville, Beaten Path Compost, the Repurpose Project, and Life Unplastic.

For more information, contact Betsy Riley at 352-264-6908 or, or Stephen Hofstetter at 352-264-6811 or

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