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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Demonstrations and Environmental Education at 2014 Piedmont Earth Day Fair in Winston-Salem

Demonstrations and Environmental Education

9th annual Piedmont Earth Day Fair will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.  The following in-depth, hands-on demonstrations and discussions will be offered under the Gazebo at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds.

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

How to Step Lightly and Reduce Your Impact

Rita Gale Cruise, Winston-Salem Sustainability Resource Center
Having a simple, more sustainable lifestyle does not mean making drastic changes to your everyday routine. You'll be surprised by how much the little things in life can make a significant difference to the environment. From your workplace to your home, learn a few simple things you can do to have a more sustainable way of living and reduce your impact on this beautiful earth. Also learn of some resources available locally.

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm

Attracting Pollinators

David Bare, Winston-Salem Journal and Reynolda Gardens
Invite fascinating and colorful winged friends to visit your backyard. Learn what plants attract pollinators like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as how to cultivate and care for these plants.

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Protecting Pollinators

Steve Taylor, North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
Pollinators are essential to our food chain and plant production. Learn how to read a product label, check out the new EPA labels protecting bees, and learn ways to reduce your impact on pollinators.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm 

Personal Choices and Clean Air

Lorelei Elkins, Triad Air Awareness
Join us as we follow a typical Triad resident through a normal day, from the moment we get out of bed to when we snuggle back under those covers at night.  During this demo, we'll discover how even the most common things we do each day can have an impact on the environment, and learn the simple solutions to many of our environmental issues.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

So Can I Recycle This or Not?

John Stoltz, Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection
Find out what you can and can't recycle, and where to bring those "odd" things, so they don't end up in the landfill.

Demonstrations are coordinated by Program Partner:
forsyth co extension service

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