Living Lightly features a Green Marketplace of businesses and nonprofits providing sustainability-related products, services, and information. From home weatherization tips to natural skin care products to fair trade gifts and decor, you’ll find resources from dozens of local vendors to support your living lightly.
Visit our Educators for Sustainability exhibitors in the Green Marketplace tents and vote for your favorite project! Visit our “News” page to learn more.
Payne’s Restaurant, located between Gas City and Upland, serves only all-natural foods and pasture-raised meat, offering organic and local ingredients whenever possible. Payne’s will be offering several delicious dishes at the fair, under the large Food and Music tent. paynescoffeeandcustard.com.
Enjoy authentic Afghan cuisine provided by AWAKEN (Afghan Women’s And Kids’ Education & Necessities), a local not-for-profit that serves the educational, vocational, and healthcare needs of women and children in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan. Thanks to local Rotary grants, the school and medical clinic built by AWAKEN are solar-powered!
Supports and acts on the behalf of women and girls seeking to expand their opportunities. Selling “Giving Gardeners” produce baskets to support Buley Center’s community garden.
Back to School Teachers Store
Serves the educational needs of needy children by providing donated merchandise to teachers at no cost for use in their classrooms.
Blue Barn Shrimp
Contributes to local food movement by raising saltwater fresh shrimp year-round.
Ball State Energy Action Team
Increases awareness of energy use and promotes green initiatives at Ball State.
Country Clean Life
Sells healthy products made to improve skin and hair, as well as candles, therapeutic aromatics and jewelry.
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CSKern (no booth)
Offers creative design, website, printing, mail and photography services with the ability to meet clients’ sustainability expectations.
Delaware County Master Gardner Association
Provides information and technical assistance in gardening and home horticulture, including demonstrations and examples of bins and composted material.
Doors and Drawers
Specializes in refacing existing kitchen cabinets rather than replacing them.
Dr. Joe & Alice Rinard Orchid Greenhouse, Ball State
Featuresthe largest collegiate collection of orchid species in the USA and educates about orchid biology, tropical ecology. Join the Friends of the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse.
Educates Indiana residents on climate change and sustainability practices.
East Central Indiana Solid Waste District
Provides recycling information for Delaware, Grant and Madison counties in its role as a government agency.
Emerging Green Builders, Ball State
Gives architecture students opportunities to learn more about how to design LEED-certified structures for the betterment of the environment and that are healthier for people. EGB is a student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council.
Friends of Limberlost
Supports the Limberlost State Historic Site and Limberlost Nature Preserves. Information about tours and programs available. indianamuseum.org/limberlost-state-historic-site
Gives students opportunities to work with natives of Panama and Nicaragua to build structures, provide water resources and deliver health care. Will take orders for fair trade coffee.
Cultivates sustainability by selling assorted handmade fair-trade items.
Green Alternatives, Inc.
Providesphotovoltaic solar energy information, solar design services and installation of solar systems. See in action its solar trailer, which provides the energy to pop the fair’s popcorn.
Hoosier Environmental Council
Provides information about the Mounds Greenway proposal, including Ride for the Mounds information, infographics, petitions, maps, stickers, and T-shirts! The Mounds Greenway would be a linear park along the White River with boundaries that generally follow the river’s flood plain and would provide a trail connection from the western limit of the Muncie White River greenway to the eastern limit of the Anderson White River trail.
Indiana Michigan Power / AEP
Provides resources for energy efficiency at home and work.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
Supports wellness among area residents by encouraging bike riding and by offering tips about how to select a bicycle that fits the rider.
Sells people- and Earth-conscious handcrafted fine jewelry that is made sustainably and ethically in the USA.
Landscape Architecture Dept., Ball State University
The Department of Landscape Architecture guides students on their journey to becoming professional landscape architects. They learn how to combine art and science to create, conserve, and reclaim landscapes in projects that range from recreational parks and greenways to wetland restoration, regional conservation planning, and urban placemaking.
Living Lightly Fair
Provides opportunities for fair attendees to learn about sustainability and to express what it means to them in a social media activity. LLF offers a silent auction to buy a $300 Ball® freshTECH Automatic Home Canning System donated by Jarden Home Brands and Garfield the Cat art donated by Paws, Inc.
JJ’s County Line Castings
Sells worm castings as nutrients for vegetables, flowers and house plants.
Lotus Alternative Pain Center & Yoga Studio
Offers options in managing pain through massage and yoga. Purchase T-shirts and totes.
Midwest Writers Workshop
Networks with writers wanting to become published authors. Seek advice from credentialed professionals. Have a personalized poem written for $1.
Provides cultural opportunities for all ages, Farmers Market, and event space. Minnetrista’s partnership helps to make the Living Lightly Fair possible each year.
Provides public transportation for the City of Muncie. Familiarize yourself with public transportation by taking a tour of a MITS bus.
MLK Freedom Bus / Dream Team
Serves as museum that tells the story of civil rights, particularly for the Muncie and East Central Indiana. The project involved upcycling – taking an old bus and turning it into something new.
Muncie Obedience Training Club
Teaches the public about responsible dog ownership.
Muncie Food Hub Partnership
Draws together stakeholders to implement a food hub for the exchange and consumption of affordable, locally produced foods.Pick up information about this new venture.
Google Muncie Food Hub for updates.
Muncie-Delaware League of Women Voters
Encourages informed and active participation in government. Nonpartisan political organizationprovides voter information and registration. Register to vote during the fair.
Muncie Public Library
Provides enriching educational content in a friendly environment, as well as adopting sustainable practices, e.g., solar energy and forming a Green Committee, to keep library services available to the community.
Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Ball State
Offers immersive environmental management education.See a demonstration of an air particulate monitor.
Provides organizing services for residential, small in-home businesses, and senior downsizing and relocation.Pick up information and examples of repurposing ideas to organize.
Red-tail Land Conservancy
Preserves, protects and restores land in East Central Indiana. The land trust offers trail guides to explore its nature preserves.
Robert Cooper Audubon Society
Promotes the conservation of native birds and their natural habitats. Regional chapter serves approximately 500 members in East Central Indiana.
Rundell Ernstberger Associates (no booth)
Offers award-winning landscape architecture, urban design and planning services. Once located in Muncie, the landscape architecture firm is now located in Indianapolis.
Student Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture
Provides Ball State landscape architecture students with opportunities to develop their sustainability knowledge. Ask students your landscape questions.
Alleviates hunger in an eight-county area by serving more than 110 agencies and programs. Learn how to be a volunteer for Second Harvest.
Sierra Club Indiana Beyond Coal Campaign
Unites Hoosiers to move beyond dirty, outdated coal toward renewable energy.
Stormwater Management/Muncie Sanitary District
Provides education and outreach about pollution prevention, rain gardens, rain barrels and recycling.Purchase 45-gallon rain barrels at $50 and $60 (cash only).
Sustainable Indiana 2016
Identifies and celebrates Hoosier solutions to the climate crisis. Purchase a book, a CD album and hand tracings on recycled computer keyboard filament.
TEAMwork for Quality Living
Empowers people in poverty toward self-sufficiency. The CarLink program matches those in need with donated vehicles. TEAMwork has merged with Second Harvest to provide “Help for Today and Hope for Tomorrow.”
Sells reusable bags, totes and thermal totes.
Collects expired medications at the fair so that they can be disposed of in a responsible way.
Toyota of Muncie
Toyota continues to lead the way with hybrid vehicle technology in the Prius and several other models of vehicles. Test-drive one at the fair!
David Herbert is a Muncie resident who is making an effort to live off the grid. He spends his spare time inventing systems to create heat, electricity, food, and clean water. During the Living Lightly Fair, he will demonstrate a portable cart he has designed that generates electricity through the use of solar panels. He will be located in the circle drive in front of the entrance of Minnetrista.
Unitarian Universalist Church of Muncie
Leads creation-care efforts and has installed a 20 KW rooftop solar system on the church under the guidance of its Green Team. Purchase SolarPuffs, solar-powered light cubes.
Water Quality Indiana, Ball State University
Provides students with a variety of majors an environmental immersive learning experience to examine and analyze the health of Indiana’s waterways.
White River Ruggers
Promotes the art of traditional rug hooking.Gather information and learn about resources. Watch demonstrations.
Young Living Essential Oils
Sells essential oils with a “Seed to Seal” guarantee. It is a world leader in essential oils and information about essential oils. Brenda Buckler at email@example.com
Green Alternative Inc
Certified renewable energy installer, including solar PVC technology
Chris Rohaly, President and Co-Founder
700 E. Firmin St #212
Kokomo, IN 46902