Did you know that Snohomish County's Evergreen State Fair is the Evergreenest Fair Ever? We're the only Fair in the Country implementing a Zero Waste initiative with a goal of diverting 100% of Fair generated waste from the landfill by 2017!
Approximately 350,000 people attend the twelve day Fair each year, generating about 120 tons of waste - that's the equivalent weight of about 25 elephants! In 2014, the first year of the Zero Waste initiative, 40 tons of waste (33% of total) was diverted from the landfill over 2013 levels. In 2015, we diverted nearly 53 tons of waste (45% of total), and in 2016 we diverted 59 tons (55% of 2016 total) of Fair waste.
The Evergreenest Fair Ever is going green in other ways too! When you attend the Fair this year, check out the new high efficiency hand dryers in the restrooms, water bottle filling stations, permeable pavement, and other green stormwater infrastructure features on site.
Use the side bar at the left to learn more about the Evergreenest Fair Ever, including our Zero Waste plan, results from the past two years, and much more!