"We are here to show that sustainable, 'green' energy is not just a dream for the future but doable now," said Marcia Lehman of Harmony Township, a member of the Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee, and an organizer for the fair.
The public is invited to the Clean and Green Energy Fair, which runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Farmers Market parking lot of Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 624 Park Road in Ambridge.
The energy fair celebrates the power of solar, wind and geothermal energies, with energy efficiency and conservation strategies sharing the spotlight.
Other speakers will address geothermal and solar energy home resources.
Organizers said now is the time for a new look at fossil-fuel alternatives in our homes and communities.
"The people want clean, renewable energy, and jobs. They don't want to live with the potential for toxic contamination to our water, air and land for generations to come," Lehman said. "...When the people lead, the leaders, politicians, big oil and gas, will have to eventually follow."
The energy fair will also feature free solar snow cones, children’s activities, and — courtesy of a donation by Ted Popovich, board of directors’ member of Allegheny County’s Group Against Smog and Pollution (GASP) — an iPad raffle.
Popovich donated the iPad to draw attendees to what organizers said is Beaver County’s first-ever renewables energy fair.
For sponsors Beaver County Marcellus Awareness Committee, Three Rivers Community Foundation, Ambridge Do-It-Best Home Center, and Wade Heating & Cooling, a strong showing could turn this “first” into a “historic first” that — with or without the chance to win an iPad — is renewable every June.
If You Go
When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 28 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Where: Farmer’s Market parking lot (on Route 65) of Saint Mary’s Byzantine Catholic church, 624 Park Road, Ambridge.
Speakers: Randy Francisco, Sierra Club’s Pennsylvania Organizing Representative for the Greater Pittsburgh area; Linda Stanley of Energy
Independent Solutions (EIS), a local renewable energy design and
installation firm, will speak on solar power; Don Kretschmann from
Kretschmann Organic Farm; and Rhett Majors, The Energy Doctor,
specializing in energy efficiency and conservation.
Cost: Free and open to the public. Parking is also free.
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