TheĀ Green Detroit Festival, a fair that will make its first appearance in downtown Detroit this weekend, hopes to bring small business entrepreneurs and eco-enthusiasts together under one tent.

The event runs Friday and Saturday, with an ambitious set of goals, including to promote sustainable lifestyles in the city, to showcase local green businesses, to educate construction professionals about green building techniques and to support local businesses.

The fair was organized by Bliss Cureton, a local entrepreneur who runs the Greenbliss Group, a collection of companies that sell environmentally safe cleaning products and offer eco-friendly home design services. She also received help (and space) from the Horatio Williams Foundation.

This may be the first year for the festival, but Cureton is no novice at environmental event-planning; she sponsored Earth Day events in Detroit the last two years. She told The Huffington Post she became interested in environmentalism after hearing about global warming at a party in 2007.