GREEN LIVING FAIR IS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, AT THE HABISTOREby Michael Carson on Sep. 28, 2010, under Uncategorized
Gurus of Green Take Over the HabiStore on October 16!
Celebrate Green Living on Saturday, October 16, at the HabiStore at 3840 S. Palo Verde at Ajo from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
During the free Green Living Fair, held in partnership with the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey, visit 25 gurus of green exhibitors who will share information, tips, and success stories on the many ways to go green and save greenbacks. Our homes and transportation choices have significant environmental and economic impacts. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, our homes account for 22% of the total energy used nationally; transporting goods and people accounts for 28% of energy consumed; and both uses are large sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Experts at the Fair will show you how to conserve energy and money.
Local experts in green building/remodeling, home energy savings, resource conservation, gardening, landscaping, alternative fuels and vehicles, bicycling, waste reduction, rainwater harvesting, solar power, and more will be at the Green Living Fair to help you live more sustainably and save money. Check out vehicles fueled by biodiesel, ethanol, compressed natural gas, electricity, and propane, to name a few, that reduce our need for foreign oil. And don’t forget to go inside the HabiStore to view (on TVs for sale) the Green Mini Film Fest featuring “Food, Inc.,” “Power Shift,” “The Ecological Footprint: Accounting for a Small Planet,” and others. Did we mention the shopping? HabiStore offers great savings on items for painting, lighting, toilet/door/window replacement, not to mention sofas, tables and more – both new and gently used!
Attendees are encouraged to bring donations (except clothing) to the HabiStore, and a couple of cans of food for the Community Food Bank. HabiStore donations fund the Habitat Tucson mission of eliminating poverty housing within our community. Free prizes will be presented every 30 minutes during the Fair, including a $100 certificate for the HabiStore. The Mrs. Green’s World show will broadcast live from the event using solar energy. We are striving for a Zero Waste Event, so bring your own refillable water bottle for a free fill-up.
This Fair is a great way to be Green in One Stop! Bring your donations, stop by the booths to learn more, catch a thought-provoking documentary, and shop for those light fixtures and paint brushes (just to name a few items) at the HabiStore! For more information about the Green Living Fair and the HabiStore, call Terry Dee at 889-7200 or visit the Habitat For Humanity Tucson website . The Green Living Fair is presented by Pima County Environmental Quality and Sustainability Program, the HabiStore, PAG Clean Cities, and Mrs. Green’s World.