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The Green Fair

September 14th, 2008

We try to be pretty environmentally friendly here at Chiot’s Run. Our gardens are all organic, no chemicals, no pesticides, only all natural products are used. We have a rain water collection system and we save some gray water for our watering needs. We recycle what we can and try to reuse products as well. I’m always thrilled when I find other doing the same. I was pleasantly surprised by all the green I found at the Wayne County Fair last Sunday. In the school art barns some of the projects were about recycling and being more environmentally friendly.

There were little sprinkles of green throughout the fair (though no recyclables trash cans were to be found, we’ll have to work on that).

As we were leaving we noticed the Sustainable Energy Network Booth, so I stopped to pick up some literature. They had a small solar panel and a wind turbine powering their booth.

Hopefully this will raise awareness in Wayne County on the importance of being environmentally friendly. Now, I wonder when they’ll have an organic produce barn?

Here are 2 of the handouts I picked up at the fair. If you live in NE Ohio, you might be interested in attending a few of the events listed in the Greening Your Home Series. The Ohio Solar Tour is October 4-5, I may be touring a few of the homes.

SEN Directory of Resources, Incentives and Support

Greening Your Home Series

This concludes our Wayne County Fair coverage, tomorrow we will resume regular posting.

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