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Annual Eco Fair Set for March 25

Post Date:02/24/2017 4:55 PM

For Ames residents interested in learning more about water conservation, reducing electric consumption, Energy Star appliances, low-impact landscaping, shrinking their carbon footprint, getting involved in environmental issues and more, the Eco Fair has the answers!  On Saturday, March 25, the Community Center Gymnasium, 515 Clark Ave., will be filled with booths, vendors, activities, and displays focusing on how residents can reduce, reuse, and recycle. The event opens early this year with hours from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Eco Fair promises an exciting, educational, and fun experience for all ages. Participants will have the opportunity to talk with City of Ames staff, interact with vendors, and learn about energy-saving products and services. The Eco Fair provides one-stop shopping for all types of conservation materials, vendor information, and energy-saving tips. Additionally, the event provides a broad array of conservation information including displays about the City of Ames’ Eco Smart programs, which include electricity, water, watershed, and trash. Vendors and organizations from around the community and Iowa State University will be participating in the event.  Attendees can register to win a variety of prizes encouraging conservation practices. This year, students from Edwards and Fellows Elementary Schools are painting rain barrels to be given away.

“This is an exciting opportunity for our City of Ames departments to join together and share all the great conservation programs we offer.  Additionally, we have many outside vendors attending the event to offer information about becoming a more environmentally friendly community,” said Steve Wilson, “The Energy Guy” with Ames Electric Services.

The Eco Fair is a free, family-friendly event that promotes sustainability education and information through displays, booths, conversations, activities, and more.

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