Save energy, save money, save the planet. Free event, open to the public.
When: Saturday, October 28 from 10 – 4 pm
Where: The Doane Stuart School, 199 Washington Ave. Rensselaer, NY
What: Over fifty vendors and organizations plus two separate workshop rooms with twenty-two topics.
Keynote speaker at noon: Judith Enck, former EPA Regional Coordinator and her speech is entitled “The Climate Change Crisis and the Promise of Renewable Energy”
This is one-stop shopping for products and services concerning living a more sustainable life in the Capital District. There will be sixteen for profit and thirty-four non-profit organizations providing information on renewable energy, energy efficiency and conservation along with displays about sustainable living.
Food and many children’s activities will be available. The event and parking are free and open to the public. The Fair is on the CDTA bus route, bus #214.
Bob Connors, a Fair organizer said “We’ve got a wonderful venue, Judith Enck and the Mayor of Rensselaer as the speakers, terrific exhibitors, exceptional workshop speakers, a Fair Program booklet, several food vendors, children’s activities, even a solar boat!”
Becky Meier, another Fair organizer, said: “whether you own or rent a home or business, there will be wide-ranging information provided at the Fair enabling you to break free from fossil fuels.”
Tina Lieberman, another Fair organizer, said “Many people will be pleasantly surprised to find out how much they can do to lower their carbon footprint in an affordable and convenient manner.
The Fair features twelve electric vehicles providing test drives, a solar boat, a tour of Doane Stuart’s Green Roof, exhibitors for solar, wind, geothermal and heat pump energy, Teslas’ wall-mounted storage battery, net-zero building and insulation, and other energy efficiency products.
Look for exhibits on composting, community gardens, carbon sequestering, beekeeping and pesticides, Earth-friendly and sustainably sourced products, crafts, and kid-friendly activities.
Fair sponsors are a coalition from: The Sierra Club Hudson-Mohawk Group, PAUSE/Capital District 350.org, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, Albany Bicycle Coalition, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Transition Troy and Columbia County Energy Management Committee.
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Contact Becky Meier or Bob Connors, co-founders of Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline and the lead Fair organizers.