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SUBMITTED by Mary Lee Bourbeau, Cornell Cooperative Extension Wayne County (19-Apr-2011)


Do you want to go green? The Green Home and Life Fair is designed to give adults and youth the practical know-how, tools and tips to reduce energy and increase savings. The Fair presented by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County and the Green Team at Park Presbyterian Church in Newark. From 9:00 am to 2:00 pm there will be exhibitors and presentations for adults and youth. Green Farming by Jim Peck from Consulagr, Inc. from 9:15 to 10:00 am, Home Composting by Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension from 10:15 to 11:00 am, Options for Greening Your Existing Home by Mark Pierce from Cornell University from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm and How to Save $$ and Energy in Your Home or Apartment by Haley Rotter from Finger Lakes Energy Smart Communities from 1:00 to 1:45 pm. For youth there are two workshops, Compost Stew by Master Gardeners from 10:15 to 11:00 am for children 7 years and younger and The Search for Energy by 4H Educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension from 11:15 am to 12:00 pm for school age youth. All workshops are free.

Exhibitors available from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm include local experts: Halco Energy, T&M Solar Solutions, Gleason Geothermal, Trail Works, Weatherization from Wayne CAP, Colacino Electric Supply, Ruffalo Appliance, The Energy Doctor, Western FL Solid Waste Management Authority, Center for Environmental Information and Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Wayne County. 4H Youth Development from CCE and the Newark High School Environment Club will lead the children’s activity area.

The Green Team at Park Presbyterian Church is organizing and sponsoring recycling and more from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and there will be free bike bottles for people who drop off e-waste. Recycling will be done by Maven Technologies and Alpco Recycling, Inc. Accepted items at no charge are the following: televisions & monitors, computers/laptops, keyboards, printer, scanners, copiers, network servers, VCR/DVD players, game stations, electronic media storage devices (zip drives, floppies, CDs), cell phones/phones, radios/stereos, calculators, digital clocks, power supplies, electronic test equipment, consumer electronics containing printed circuit boards, rechargeable batteries, gas grill propane tanks, ink jet cartridges, all appliances, scrap metal, vehicle/ATV/MC/lawn mower batteries. Tires off the rim can be recycled for an estimated fee of $2 to $3.

Rotary will be sponsoring the Sneaker Mobile so bring in old sneakers. Used bicycles will be accepted for refurbishment and distribution to those in need. Cans and bottles will be collected for Newark High School Operation Graduation. There are many ways to get old items from your home and recycle them.

4-H Teen Exchange is sponsoring a chicken barbeque, through pre-sale tickets only. Call by April 26 – 315-331-8415 to order your lunch.

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