Pima County, Ariz. (Oct. 24, 2011) – Learn more about how to go green and save money at the 2011 Green Living Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the HabiStore, 935 W. Grant Road, just east of I-10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The HabiStore, the site of the fair, sells home improvement supplies to benefit Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit that builds homes for local, first-time homeowners living in poverty.
Along with the HabiStore, sponsors of the Green Living Fair include Pima County, Mrs. Green’s World and the Pima Association of Governments.
At the 2011 fair, “gurus of green,” experts on “green” building, water conservation, rainwater harvesting, green gardening, landscaping, and solar power will show how to live economically while protecting the environment.
Pima County’s Department of Environmental Quality, Office of Sustainability and Conservation and Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department will join representatives from the Pima Association of Governments to give tips on sustainability.
And they will show visitors to the fair how to conserve energy and save money.
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, a Home Depot employee will demonstrate how to safely deep fry a turkey.
County workers will introduce visitors to the county’s own Grease Monster, who can tell you how grease poured down drains that clog sewer lines can instead be recycled and turned into biodiesel by local companies.
Also, free books will be given away to those who bring books to donate.
Mrs. Green, who operates the website Mrs. Green’s World and hosts a weekly webcast, will produce a segment on the Green Living Fair that can be heard on Nov. 12 on streaming audio at http://www.mrsgreensworld.com/radio-show/.
The HabiStore, which also sells gently used furnishings along with lighting fixtures, paint brushes and other home improvement supplies, will be open for business during the fair.