Community Sustainability Fair slated for May 3

HINESBURG Come mingle with your neighbors, have a snack, and take home the tools and ideas for living lighter at the free Community Sustainability Fair Saturday, May 3 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Hinesburg Town Hall. Representatives from the Chittenden Solid Waste District, Hinesburg Sustainability Initiative, Hinesburg Rides, Alliance for ClimateAction/10 percent Challenge, Vermont Earth Institute, Efficiency Vermont, and others will show you how a few simple steps can make a big difference, such as: Composting kitchen scraps: Find out just how many hundreds of pounds of compostable food scraps are thrown out each year, and how easy it is to keep it out of the landfill and from smelling up your trash. Recycling even more: Most households are recycling only a fraction of what they could be recycling. Well fill you in on how to aim for the recycling bin and kick the garbage can habit. Using non-toxic household cleaners: Widely available in grocery stores, just as effective as the harsh chemicalsor make your own. Building smarter. Construction waste makes up a huge portion of the waste stream. Coordinators can point to resources for reducing wastewhile keeping down costs. Saving energy. Learn simple ways to cut down the amount of energy you use, which can save you money too. Transportation creates much of the pollution in Vermont. Fair coordinators will show attendees how buying locally and making slight shifts in your driving habits can have a big impact. This event coincides with Green Up Day which will also be sponsoring a barbecue at the Hinesburg Town Hall beginning at noon. For details call 802-872-8111 or Dawn and Kevin Francis at 802-482-2719.

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