Sun Dependance Day
Youth and adults in the USA Celeberate Sun Dependance Day
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Every July, youth and adults gather in Sopris Park in Carbondale, Colorado for Sun Dependence Day. Sun Dependence Day was inspired by the famous Independence Day Celebration on the 4th of July. Solar Energy International believes true independence comes from local self-reliance and sustainability. Folks from all over the state gather for renewable energy fun.
Children make solar cookers and run through the solar powered mister to cool off. All enjoy the free solar cooked food samples that are distributed throughout the day. Solar ovens and cookers are on display, all cooking up scrumptious food in anticipation of the early evening potluck.
The park is lined with educational booths promoting everything from purchasing wind power to the local utility and to mixing up earthen plaster. There is always a good band to enjoy, with sound powered by the sun. It all comes to a head when the whole community comes together for the potluck. We close the event by raffling off a solar oven.