How was the Wooster green fair?

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Over 1,500 people came to last month’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair at CFAES’s research arm, OARDC in Wooster, and over 300 vehicles visited the fair’s drive-through recycling station.

The recycling station took in:

  • 2,350 pounds of paper pulp (shredded by Sanmandy Enterprises);
  • 1,200 cans of paint (Habitat ReStore);
  • Green Fair image 3736 fluorescent tubes and 412 CFLs;
  • 150 automobile tires;
  • 140 pounds of prescription medications (without the bottles) (Medway Drug Enforcement Agency); and
  • 80 pounds of batteries.

Goodwill also collected a number of small appliances and household goods at the station.

About 60 people attended the fair’s Renewable Energy Workshop.

Green fair image 4The fair also featured 51 commercial and nonprofit environmental exhibits.

Exhibitors from Ohio State included the Ag-Urban Landscape Ecology Lab, Agroecosystems Management Program, Organic Food and Farming Education and Research program, Ohio State ATI, Ohio State ATI Landscape and Greenhouse Clubs, Ohio State Beekeepers Association, and Secrest Arboretum.

Green fair image 2Other popular exhibits were the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District, Rails to Trails of Wayne County, Wayne County Park District, quasar energy group, Frito-Lay, Green Field Farms, Local Roots, Akron Zoo, The Wilderness Center, Bold Alternatives Solar, Green Energy Ohio and the Pollinator Stewardship Council.

Sustainable food options were provided by Zydeco Bistro, Get Stuffed Solar Powered Eatery, Scott’s Fire & Ice, and Hartzler Family Dairy.

Thank you to our many sponsors for making this event possible: Alonovus, WQKT, STW Solid Waste, Romich Foundation, Ohio State ATI, OARDC, CFAES, the Daily Record, Buehler’s, Genahol, Frito-Lay, The Wilderness Center, WKSU, quasar energy group, Ohio State’s Office of Energy and Environment, Ohio State Conference Services, Murr Printing and Graphics, and The Commercial and Savings Bank. Coordinating sponsors were CFAES and the Wayne County Sustainable Energy Network.

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