Earth Day Fair planned

JOHNSTOWN – The Earth Day Renewable Resources Fair will take place in the Sir William Johnstown Park on Main Street April 23 from noon to 2 p.m.

The event will feature vendors, informational displays and music.

Participating vendors include: Geothermal-Apollo, Schenectady; Wood-Home Heating Headquarters, Johnstown; LED-Integra LED; Heat Pumps-Allan Family, Gloversville; Home Comfort/Energy Audit-J. Anderson, Gloversville; Solar City; Amsterdam Overhead Doors; Anderson Windows; and Eco Sun and Power Systems.

In addition, a Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardener will provide information about composting and P-Tech students will have a display about how to reduce carbon footprints, a news release said.

Fulton County Recycling and the Water Department will also have a presence at the Earth Day Renewable Resources Fair.

Bill Ackerbauer will be providing musical entertainment from 1 to 2 p.m.. and punch will be served, the release said.

Earth Day is an annual event created to celebrate the planet’s environment and raise public awareness about pollution. The first Earth Day was on April 20, 1970. According to the release, damage done by oil spills in 1969 in California and the event inspired Sen. Gaylord Nelson to organize a national teach-in focused on educating the public about the environment.

The grassroots movement created public support for the Environmental Protection Agency and contributed to the passage of the Clean Air Act, the Water Quality Improvement Act and the Endangered Species Act, the release said.

The Earth Day Renewable Resources Fair has been organized by concerned citizens as a reminder of the history of environmental activism and the way individuals working together changed policy resulting in cleaner air, cleaner water, more fuel efficient cars and development of alternate sources of energy to preserve fossil fuels and reduce pollution, the release said.

Recycling has become a way of life as a result of awareness brought about by past Earth Days, the release said.

The Earth Day Renewable Resources Fair on April 23 is free and open to the public, the release said.

For more information or to participate, call Jahnn Gibson at 705-2835.

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