Five CFAES and CFAES-affiliated programs will be among the more than two dozen exhibitors at WestFest 2018, a sustainability festival on May 19 on Ohio State’s Columbus campus, specifically its West Campus Quad. Continue reading
If you’re thinking about adding solar energy to your home, farm or business, check out Thursday’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair in Wooster.
The fair’s free Renewable Energy Workshop (10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) will have sessions about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program and the Washington, D.C.-based Solar United Neighbors effort, as well as a panel discussion by representatives from four Ohio solar installers: Harvest Energy Solutions (Delaware), Dovetail Solar and Wind (Cleveland), Paradise Energy Solutions (Sugarcreek) and Third Sun Solar (Athens).
It’s a good chance to learn how solar works, to see if and how it could work for you, and to get a feel for companies you could work with. Admission to the fair is free.
What’s the forecast for CFAES Wooster’s Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair on Thursday? To quote Leonard in “The School of Rock”: blue. The National Weather Service predicts mostly sunny skies and a high of nearly 60 degrees. Which is especially fitting because there’s a lot to see and learn about solar energy there. (Photo: iStock.)
The Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair, a festival celebrating sustainability and green living, will take place on Thursday, April 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Admission is free and open to the public.
You can bring a wide range of residential waste (sorry, no commercial or municipal stuff) to the April 26 Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair and drop it off for free recycling. AND, if you’re one of the first 200 people to do it, you’ll get a $3 coupon to spend on food at the fair.
CFAES’s Wooster campus is holding its eighth Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair on Thursday, April 26. It’s an event aimed at learning new things, enhancing the Earth and having fun. Demonstrations, exhibits, recycling and food trucks will center on a theme of “Green Is for Life!” So will a Renewable Energy Workshop. New this year will be a green car cruise-in.
Admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in and around the campus’s Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave.
Follow the fair on Facebook. (Photo: iStock.)
The eighth Scarlet, Gray and Green Fair is set for Thursday, April 26, on CFAES’s Wooster campus.
“On my sustainability education abroad trip to the Dominican Republic, I experienced a new love for traveling and learning about new cultures. This was a huge Ohio State #BuckeyeLove memory for me.”
— Ryan Vonderhaar, Agricultural Communication pic.twitter.com/h5TChx4JGM
— CFAES (@CFAES_OSU) February 12, 2018
Ohio State was recently named the Big Ten Conference champion in the 2017 Game Day Recycling Challenge, a national competition to promote waste reduction and sustainability at college football games. Read the Ohio State press release. (Photo: University Communications.)