Participants will be doing their part to lessen the human footprint on the environment through a series of local Green Community Fairs this month.
Ocean Net is partnering with schools in Old Perlican, Bay Roberts and Blaketown to host the fairs at Baccalieu, Ascension and Crescent Collegiates later this month.
Kay Coxworthy, executive director, Ocean Net said:“the Green Community Fair is an opportunity for citizens to connect with exhibitors covering topics including energy conservation, alternative energies, water quality, water conservation, waste management, marine debris, organic farming, community gardens, air quality, climate change, recycling, composting, and much more.”
Coxworthy explained the fairs are the main component of Ocean Net’s Green Community Challenge, which is based on the organization’s 10Point Lifestyle Challenge developed specifically to be adaptable to the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. It offers five greener choices for the home, and lifestyle.
“Exhibitors and visitors to the fairs are doing their part to green their community, to lessen their human footprint and decrease their contribution to climate change, and save lots of money,” the Ocean Net spokeswoman said.
Music, a children’s program with Terry Rielly, face painting and food will be included for all visitors to the fair.
There is no cost to exhibit or to participate in any of the events.
Draped tables, professional signage and theeming will be provided at the fairs.
The Poseidon Environmental Group at Baccalieu Collegiate will host their fair from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 26. The Bay Roberts event is being hosted by the GAIA Group at Ascension Collegiate, and will run from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, March 28. And the students of Crescent Collegiate will hold their event from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 31.
“Ocean Net cares about the health of our environment, and is committed to lessen our human footprint by making small changes in our everyday lifestyle to take action on the global issue of climate change, Coxworthy said.
“Working together we can make a real difference in our communities and our world.”
Anyone wishing to exhibit at either or all of the Green Community Fairs or to be involved as a community volunteer should contact Ocean Net at (709) 753-3680, fax (709) 753-4679, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us on the web at www.oceannet.ca