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Annual Eco Fair Set for March 25

Post Date:03/17/2017 9:00 AM

The City of Ames will host the annual Eco Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at the Community Center Gymnasium, 515 Clark Ave. The event will include booths, vendors, activities, and displays focusing on how residents can conserve energy, reduce waste, and lower their carbon footprint

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.

A collection of electric vehicles will be on display at the Zion's Ag Finance parking lot on Fifth Street, which is located across the street from the Community Center entrance. The display will include a BMW i3 REX, Chevrolet Volt, and Tesla Model S. The electric vehicle display is a partnership with the Iowa Clean Cities Coalition, and those interested in participating in the upcoming National Drive Electric week in September will be able to sign up.

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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