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Fair Raises Awareness of Green Products and Services

Traditional bicycles (in the foreground) and Lithium-powered scooters (in the background) were just some of the items to be reviewed at the Green Fair at the State Capitol.


Solar cookers, rechargeable scooters, and organic gardening kits were just some of the items on display during the California Green Fair.

One of the booths has a tube with flanges and water running through them.  Dan Morris says his product is great for hydroponic gardening.

“A homeowner who does not have a lot of dirt, or no dirt at all, like a condominium or apartment dwelling with a little bit of a backyard porch or patio.  It has no dirt requirement.”  

In between a recycling booth and a solar cooker is the booth for Sacramento Bike Month.  Volunteers urge people to see how little they can use their cars in the month of May.   

Andrea Freeman stopped by to brag on her State Library co-workers -1,000 miles on their bikes in 29 days.

“They have some little cool things called badges, so if you ride on  a windy day or a rainy day, you get a badge.  They have events like this all around.  You can stop in –check in. “

Jessie Weirich is with the non-profit organization South Side Recycling.  Her organization picks up recyclables from homes and businesses while providing job training.

“So, our guys all have developmental disabilities and are learning jobs and are getting great employment opportunities.  They collect the materials and then we have another group that sorts them on site.  And then we do sell those off and that’s how the program makes money.”

The State Agency Green Employee Committee hosts the annual event.  State agencies are required by law to limit waste and increase conservation of resources.

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